Cisco warns of new hacking toolkit

Tuesday, 30 March 2004, 12:56 AM EST

Cisco Systems Inc. during the weekend warned customers about the public release of computer code that exploits multiple security vulnerabilities in Cisco products.

Using exploits for nine software vulnerabilities, the program could allow malicious hackers to compromise Cisco's popular Catalyst switches or a wide variety of machines running versions of the company's Internetwork Operating System (IOS), Cisco said on Saturday.

Called the "Cisco Global Exploiter," the program appears to give users a menu of choices, depending on the system they are trying to crack. For example, the "Cisco 677/678 Telnet Buffer Overflow Vulnerability," or "Cisco Catalyst 3500 XL Remote Arbitrary Command Vulnerability".

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