Cisco Router Vulnerability Puts Network Segmentation at Risk

Data centers using Cisco routers with the IOS XR software need to be on alert. Cisco issued a warning last week that attackers were actively exploiting a vulnerability in the Cisco Discovery Protocol, part of a set of vulnerabilities called CDPwn.

“Making matters even worse, scanning tools often don’t catch these kinds of vulnerabilities, said Doug Britton, CTO at RunSafe Security.”