Cisco attempt to contain router leak

Written by Jason Cundall

August 1, 2005 // 12:28 p.m.

Tags: #black-hat #cisco #cisco-battle-to-contain-router-code-flaw-leak #code #iss #leak #micheal-lynn #router

We told you last week about Cisco's gagging order on ex ISS man, Micheal Lynn. Well it seems as if Cisco's efforts have been for nothing, as details of Lynn's original seminar on the issue has 'escaped' out onto the wild wild web:

Efforts to stop information spreading about flaws in the hardware that keeps the net running appear to be failing.

Last week net giant Cisco and security firm ISS moved to stop researcher Michael Lynn talking about bugs in routers at a hacker conference.

Legal action won a pledge from Mr Lynn never to talk about what he knew.

However, copies of his talk have been made widely available online and hackers said to be working hard to exploit the bug that he exposed.


More from the BBC here.

So the cat's out of the bag now - it's mirrored on 10 different sites, according to the beeb, and that number will only grow - even if cease and desist orders get handed out like confetti... Cisco better get a patch sorted, pronto.

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