Security researchers have found many serious vulnerabilities inside dozens of Cisco devices.
A cybersecurity company Red Baron claims that the Cisco 1001-X comes with two major flaws. One is a software flaw inside Cisco’s router’s operating system, which would allow hackers root access. The second flaw is much more dangerous as it allows potential malicious actors to bypass the router’s security feature, Trust Anchor.
The second flaw “means we can make arbitrary changes to a Cisco router, and the Trust Anchor will still report that the device is trustworthy. Which is scary and bad, because this is in every important Cisco product. Everything,” Ang Cui, the founder, and CEO of Red Balloon explained.
In the meantime, the firm released a fix for the first flaw, but are still working on the second one. “The Trust Anchor module is not directly involved in the work demonstrated by Red Balloon,” a spokesperson told Wired.
It is believed that the vulnerability could become serious if not handled carefully and on time.