Cisco issues security advisory on security appliance

IronPort devices have multiple vulnerabilities

Cisco this week issued a security advisory on its IronPort encryption appliances. The appliances contain two vulnerabilities: one that allows remote, unauthenticated access to any file on the device;  and another that allows remote, unauthenticated users to execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges.

There are workarounds available to mitigate these vulnerabilities, and Cisco says it has released free software updates that address these vulnerabilities.

The affected appliances are the IronPort Encryption Appliance 6.5 versions prior to 6.5.2; IronPort Encryption Appliance 6.2 versions prior to 6.2.9.1; and IronPort PostX MAP versions prior to 6.2.9.1.

Attackers can gain access to arbitrary files on vulnerable devices via the embedded HTTPS server and the WebSafe servlet. Attackers can also run arbitrary code with elevated privileges on vulnerable devices via the embedded HTTPS server.

Cisco says it is not aware of any public announcements or malicious use of the vulnerabilities. The company acquired IronPort in 2007.

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