Several Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) products - appliances, firewalls, switches, routers, and security modules - have been found sporting a flaw that can ultimately lead to remote code execution by attackers.
Cisco has released a firmware update that plugs a critical, easy-to-exploit vulnerability that could allow a remote attacker to take control of the company's RV220W Wireless Network Security Firewall devices.
Fortinet, the company whose enterprise network security offerings include the popular FortiGate firewall platform, has issued a statement regarding a security issue that has been publicly revealed this weekend: a SSH backdoor in FortiOS, the OS running on many of the company's products.
SANS Institute's Internet Storm Center has raised its infocon status - the status of the condition of the Internet infrastructure - from green to yellow, following the public revelation of two backdoors in Juniper's NetScreen firewall devices, and the publication of the password that allows easy exploitation of one of them.
Who put the recently discovered "unauthorized code" in ScreenOS, which effectively opened a backdoor in Juniper's NetScreen firewall devices and allowed attackers to decrypt VPN connections? Speculations abound, and all currently point to a state-sponsored intruder.
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