That mega-vulnerability Cisco dropped is now under exploitDan Goodin / Ars Technica - 2 years ago
  • Hackers are actively trying to exploit a high-severity vulnerability in widely used Cisco networking software that can give complete control over protected networks and access to all traffic passing over them, the company has warned.
  • When Cisco officials disclosed the bug last week in a range of Adaptive Security Appliance products, they said they had no evidence anyone was actively exploiting it.
  • “The Cisco Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT) is aware of public knowledge of the vulnerability that is described in this advisory,” the officials wrote.
  • The update didn’t say how widespread the attacks are, whether any of them are succeeding, or who is carrying them out.