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Cisco Fixes Critical IOx Flaw Allowing Root Access to Guest OS
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Cisco has released an update to mitigate a recent, severe security flaw in their IOx. Routers with the Guest OS installed as part of the IOx are vulnerable to remote privilege escalation. The flaw is caused by an improper access control weakness which allows a low-privileged user to authenticate to the Guest OS and gain root privileges. This flaw can also be solved by uninstalling the built-in Guest OS.
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