Feeds

Disaster recovery bug hangs up Cisco comms kit

Failover falls over

Top three mobile application threats

There's trouble with the Disaster Recovery Framework (DRF) Master component in a number of unified communications products from Cisco.

The flaw, which the networking giant patched late last week, enables hackers to compromise vulnerable systems. Cisco Emergency Responder, Cisco Unified Communications Manager versions 5 and 6, and Cisco Unified Presence 6.x are affected.

Failure to properly authentic requests by the DRF component means miscreants might be able to execute arbitrary commands on affected systems. Denial of service attacks are also a possibility.

Cisco's advisory can be found here.

The network giant credits VoIPshield Systems with discovering the vulnerability. VoIPshield, which markets VoIP security application products, created a splash last week with claims that it had unearthed previously-undiscovered vulnerabilities and exploits associated with products from Cisco, Nortel, Avaya, and other leading vendors in the area.

It claims its knowledge of these bugs gives it the edge in protecting its clients' IP telephony systems from hacking attacks using a product called VoIPguard, which it describes as an intrusion prevention system for IP telephony systems. ®

High performance access to file storage

More from The Register

next story
This time it's 'Personal': new Office 365 sub covers just two devices
Redmond also brings Office into Google's back yard
Kingston DataTraveler MicroDuo: Turn your phone into a 72GB beast
USB-usiness in the front, micro-USB party in the back
Dropbox defends fantastically badly timed Condoleezza Rice appointment
'Nothing is going to change with Dr. Rice's appointment,' file sharer promises
Inside the Hekaton: SQL Server 2014's database engine deconstructed
Nadella's database sqares the circle of cheap memory vs speed
BOFH: Oh DO tell us what you think. *CLICK*
$%%&amp Oh dear, we've been cut *CLICK* Well hello *CLICK* You're breaking up...
Just what could be inside Dropbox's new 'Home For Life'?
Biz apps, messaging, photos, email, more storage – sorry, did you think there would be cake?
AMD's 'Seattle' 64-bit ARM server chips now sampling, set to launch in late 2014
But they won't appear in SeaMicro Fabric Compute Systems anytime soon
Amazon reveals its Google-killing 'R3' server instances
A mega-memory instance that never forgets
prev story

Whitepapers

Top three mobile application threats
Learn about three of the top mobile application security threats facing businesses today and recommendations on how to mitigate the risk.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Five 3D headsets to be won!
We were so impressed by the Durovis Dive headset we’ve asked the company to give some away to Reg readers.
SANS - Survey on application security programs
In this whitepaper learn about the state of application security programs and practices of 488 surveyed respondents, and discover how mature and effective these programs are.