Cisco publishes solutions to SD-WAN and HyperFlex software security vulnerabilities

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Cisco released software updates this week addressing multiple vulnerabilities the company says “could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to execute arbitrary code or gain access to sensitive information, or allow an authenticated, local attacker to gain escalated privileges or gain unauthorized access to the application.”

A variety of security lapses were found in Cisco’s SD-WAN vManage Software and in the web-based management interface of HyperFlex HX, all of which required software updates Cisco said in a statement that there were no workarounds that address these vulnerabilities.

The company published detailed breakdowns of each vulnerability, highlighting specific issues revolving around SD-WAN vManage Cluster Mode Unauthorized Message Processing, Privilege Escalation, Unauthorized Access, vManage Denial of Service, and Unauthorized Services Access. 

The vulnerabilities allow authorized and unauthorized users to send unauthorized messages to the vulnerable application, gain elevated privileges, make application modifications or cause a DoS condition on affected systems. 

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