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Cisco uncorks 26 security patches for switches, firewalls

March 6, 2019

Cisco has bundled 25 security advisories that describe 26 vulnerabilities in Cisco NX-OS switch and Firepower FXOS firewall software.

While the 26 alerts describe vulnerabilities that have a Security Impact Rating of “High,” most –23 – affect Cisco NX-OS software, and the remaining three involve both software packages.

The vulnerabilities span a number of problems that would let an attacker gain unauthorized access, gain elevated privileges, execute arbitrary commands, escape the restricted shell, bypass the system image verification checks or cause denial of service (DoS) conditions, Cisco said.

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