Cisco Releases Mass Security Advisories; Patches 10 Vulnerabilities

Cisco Systems unveiled last week a massive collection of security advisories and patching 10 distinct vulnerabilities in the process.

All the vulnerabilities were related to some of the company’s widely used software, as well as unified communication products.

The company further stated that this is one of the largest collection of security advisories it had released all year.

The details of the vulnerabilities, included on the Security Advisory Section of the company’s corporate website, included the likes of a DoS (denial of service) loophole in the company’s IP Service Level Agreement offering.

This particular vulnerability, according to the company, could be exploited by mischievous elements when "malformed UDP packets are sent to a vulnerable device."

The company, however, promptly issued an update to address this loophole.

"In all, Cisco released 10 advisories, nine of which concerned IOS vulnerabilities," according to a report by Threatpost's Dennis Fisher.

"The most serious of the flaws in IOS, the company's ubiquitous network operating system, is a bug in the way that the Smart Install application works on some Cisco Catalyst switches. "The problem can allow an attacker to run arbitrary code on the switch," Fisher added.