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Cisco Warns of Critical Flaws in Data Center Network Manager

Cisco Systems has released emergency patches for two critical vulnerabilities in its Data Center Network Manager, which could allow attackers to take control of impacted systems.

The Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) is Cisco’s network management platform for switches running on its network operating system (NX-OS), including Cisco Nexus Series switches. Overall, the networking giant patched four flaws that existed in the software on this platform: two critical, one high-severity and one medium-severity.

The platform’s web-based management interface has two critical vulnerabilities (CVE-2019-1620 and CVE-2019-1619) which both rank 9.8 out of 10 on the CVSS scale. Cisco said that it has not spotted any active exploits of the vulnerabilities in the wild.

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