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Cisco urges patching flaws in data-center, SD-WAN gear

July 30, 2020

Cisco has issued a number of critical security advisories for its data center manager and SD-WAN offering customers should deal with now.

On the data center side, the most critical – with a threat score of 9.8 out of 10 – involves a vulnerability in the REST API of Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) could let an unauthenticated, remote attacker bypass authentication and execute arbitrary actions with administrative privileges on an affected device.

Cisco DCNM lets customers see and control network connectivity through a single web-based management console for the company’s Nexus, Multilayer Director Switch, and Unified Computing System products.

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