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Cisco Fixes Critical Flaw in Wireless VPN, Firewall Routers

February 28, 2019

Cisco is urging customers to update their wireless VPN and firewall routers, after patching a critical vulnerability that could allow unauthenticated, remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.

The vulnerability, CVE-2019-1663, has a CVSS score of 9.8 and impacts the Cisco RV110W Wireless-N VPN Firewall, Cisco RV130W Wireless-N Multifunction VPN Router, and Cisco RV215W Wireless-N VPN Router. These small business routers are used for wireless connectivity in small offices and home offices.

“A successful exploit could allow the attacker to execute arbitrary code on the underlying operating system of the affected device as a high-privilege user,” said Cisco is its Wednesday advisory.

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