What You Should Know About the Cisco ASA Vulnerability

Posted by Joe Goodreau - February 12, 2016 - Important Information


Cisco has published a security update to its Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) software. This vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system.

The vulnerability is specifically for the Internet Key Exchange (IKE) version 1 (v1) and IKE version 2 (v2) code of Cisco ASA Software. Cisco has deemed this alert critical and has published a full advisory detailing all affected products. 

So what does this mean for your business? If you're currently running any of the listed Cisco ASA Software we highly recommend you review the advisory and apply the necessary Cisco software update.

If your network is managed by SymQuest we are already addressing this update on your system. If your network is managed by another Managed Services Provider (MSP) we highly recommend you contact your MSP's support team to determine if the vulnerability has been addressed. 

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Joe Goodreau

Joe Goodreau is SymQuest’s Vice President & Chief Information Officer. Goodreau manages and provides direction to the network professional services and corporate information system engineers, and is responsible for the quality and delivery of SymQuest’s products and services across all of Northern New England.

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