Cisco patches Intrusion Prevention System DoS flaw

According to a Cisco advisory, "Cisco Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) software Version 5.1 is vulnerable to a denial of service condition caused by a malformed packet, which may result in an IPS device becoming inaccessible remotely or via the console and fail to process packets. A power reset is required to recover the IPS device. There are no workarounds for this vulnerability." A free update is available.

Cisco warns of insecure default IOS configuration

Cisco routers running IOS and shipped with the Cisco Router Web Setup (CRWS) application could be accessed without any user credentials. A new update to CRWS is available to close the hole.

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