back to article CISA pulls the fire alarm on Juniper Networks bugs

Juniper Networks has patched critical-rated bugs across its Junos Space, Contrail Networking and NorthStar Controller products that are serious enough to prompt CISA to weigh in and advise admins to update the software as soon as possible. "CISA encourages users and administrators to review the Juniper Networks security …

  1. stiine Silver badge
    Holmes

    Re: what we want

    What we want are puns, snark, and in-jokes to be used in a diabolical way to keep us informed about the changing landscape of computing.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Junos Space...

    The company I work for have never used any of these centralised management systems and this story illustrates exactly why. They *always* end up with some major security issue.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Junos Space...

      Even if you roll your own management system, unless you write your own web server, database server, polling engine, etc... you'll still need it to run on an OS (Windows/Linux/zOS) use a webserver (apache, nginx, websphere) and a polling engine.

      Most, if not all, of these vulnerabilities are for CVEs that have been recently (don't laugh) patched in the mainline releases of the underlying applications.

      The reason that these systems are primary targets is that your network management platform* (regardless of vendor) typically has access to every subnet on your network.

      This is precisely why Solarwinds was targetted.

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