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Tuesday, 16 August 2022 09:36

Cisco pledge to fix all bugs revealed by sec firm Rapid7 Featured

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Networking giant Cisco has said it has either fixed or will fix bugs revealed in its products by security firm Rapid7, details of which the latter firm released on 11 August.

In a blog post, Rapid7's Jake Baines said the company has found vulnerabilities and non-security issues affecting Cisco Adaptive Security Software, Adaptive Security Device Manager and FirePOWER Services Software for ASA.

Baines described Cisco ASA Software as a “core operating system for the Cisco ASA Family”, adding that Cisco ASA was widely deployed as enterprise-class firewalls that also support VPN, IPS, and many other features.

Cisco ASDM was described as a graphical user interface for remote administration of appliances using Cisco ASA Software. And FirePOWER Services Software was software that supported installation of the FirePOWER module on Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services.

These problems were reported to Cisco in February and March and the two firms continued to discuss their resolution until this month.

Baines wrote that Rapid7 had been unable to verify that certain fixes which Cisco claimed to have released worked as expected.

The vulnerabilities, exploits and tools were detailed during the recent Black Hat USA and DefCon conferences.

Asked about the issues, a Cisco spokesperson responded: "Cisco has or will release fixed software for all of the vulnerabilities reported by Rapid7. Please refer to the security advisories for the latest information.” No link was provided for the security advisories.

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Sam Varghese

Sam Varghese has been writing for iTWire since 2006, a year after the site came into existence. For nearly a decade thereafter, he wrote mostly about free and open source software, based on his own use of this genre of software. Since May 2016, he has been writing across many areas of technology. He has been a journalist for nearly 40 years in India (Indian Express and Deccan Herald), the UAE (Khaleej Times) and Australia (Daily Commercial News (now defunct) and The Age). His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.

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