Cisco monitoring tool vulnerable to attack

Wednesday, 2 May 2007, 12:09 AM EST

Cisco Systems Inc. last week warned of a no-brainer vulnerability in its Cisco Network Services (CNS) NetFlow Collection Engine (NFC) which could expose that product to attack.

Organizations use Cisco's NFC to collect and monitor NetFlow accounting data from Cisco routers and switches. NetFlow data is typically collected in order to determine a network "baseline" -- a nominal view of network traffic -- by means of which one can proactively identify upticks in activity associated with denial of service (DoS) attacks, worms and other malicious attacks.

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