back to article The Joy of Six... critical security patches: Cisco small biz switches open to hijacking via web UI

Cisco has emitted a fresh round of software updates to address security holes in its network switches and controllers. Switchzilla's latest patch bundle includes six alerts for what it rates as critical issues, including flaws in its Small Business 220 Series switches and UCS Director software. Combined with Cisco's fixes for …

  1. Will Godfrey Silver badge
    Joke

    Only 6?

    Maybe they're saving some for later.

    Makes me wonder why they don't scrap the lot and start again, without TLA 'help' this time.

    Joke icon, 'cos they really are one.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Only 6?

      The Small Business Switches are Cisco's equivalent of Netgear/DLink/etc SOHO switches. Only with security patching. YMMV and other vendors do patch some security flaws, but don't provide an easy way for jornos to grab a weekly list of security vulnerabilities to fill their weekly word quota.

      Having said that, Cisco rely almost exclusively on the brand for sales - there are better alternatives for the same feature levels without the cost so avoiding them for security reasons isn't the worst idea.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Alternatively ..

    Admins are advised to test and install the patches as soon as possible.

    .. or swap it out for Huawei gear.

    :) :) :)

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