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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1554 Cisco warns of critical flaws in Nexus switches
Cisco Systems released several critical software patches this week for its Nexus 7000-series switches and its NX-OS software. The vulnerabilities can allow remote access to systems, enabling a hacker to execute code or commands on targeted devices.

According to Wednesday’s Cisco Security Advisory, both the Nexus 7000 and 7700 series switches are susceptible to overlay transport virtualization buffer overflow flaws. This bug (CVE-2016-1453) is due to “incomplete input validation performed on the size of overlay transport virtualization packet header parameters,” Cisco said.
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