Cisco Alert: Hackers Targeting Zero-Day Flaws in IOS XR

GovInfoSecurity.com

Jeremy Kirk

Warning: Hackers are actively attempting to exploit two zero-day flaws in a Cisco operating system that runs its carrier-grade routers.

Cisco has confirmed the flaws in IOS XR, which is a version of its Internetworking Operating System used in multiple Cisco Network Converging System carrier-grade routers, including the CRS, 12000 and ASR9000 series. No patches are yet ready, but Cisco has described workarounds that administrators can put in place to partially mitigate attempts to exploit the flaws.

Cisco says its product security incident response team on Friday "became aware of..

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