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(Slashdot)   New exploit in all Cisco routers could mean sudden death of the Internet any day now   ( divider line
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23373 clicks; posted to Main » on 17 Jul 2003 at 12:48 PM (14 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2003-07-17 12:58:04 PM  
But there's a workaround, so everything's cool, right?

<---BTW, she IS crazy beautiful.
2003-07-17 12:59:18 PM  
The sky is falling?
2003-07-17 12:59:28 PM  
Flaw, not exploit. Routers are very hard to find exploits to and there are already fixes for the routers...
2003-07-17 12:59:47 PM  
The end times are coming.....
2003-07-17 01:00:02 PM  
Fark's practically dead. Why whould we need the rest of the internet?

Well, except for the boobies links, I guess.
2003-07-17 01:02:52 PM  
<------ I'd like to play on her frosty-topped mountains
2003-07-17 01:05:00 PM  
router#sh ver
router#copy run start
router#copy tftp flash

OK, back to work!
2003-07-17 01:06:50 PM  
The Internet is having hardware problems at the moment. (Possibly a fried motherboard.) We've started the Internet up on another machine temporarily; expect things to be VERY slow until we can get the Cisco routers replaced... which will take a few days.
2003-07-17 01:09:07 PM  
Good job cecil36.
2003-07-17 01:09:52 PM  
Next thing you know, my Avatar will be in the middle of some plot involving a guy named Raven and a drug called Snow Crash.

Yours Truly, Hiro Protagonist.

2003-07-17 01:13:45 PM  

Download the newer IOS and flash everything, or keep farking.

2003-07-17 01:14:34 PM  

2003-07-17 01:16:29 PM  

That piza was ordered 28 minutes ago. Hurry or the Don's not gonna be happy.
2003-07-17 01:21:45 PM  
Upload SkyNet and fix everything.
2003-07-17 01:27:42 PM  
Good. If Fark can't replace a single computer in almost a week, the Internet deserves to die.
2003-07-17 01:28:51 PM  
I don't get it.
2003-07-17 01:35:25 PM  

Updated all of this last week.
2003-07-17 01:37:14 PM  
Wow.. this headline gets more sensational with each retelling. Next I expect "Cisco Bug Alters Weather Patterns and Writes Screenplays for Mariah Carrey"

No way it'll take the whole Internet out anyway. Figure half of the routers are Cisco (making this up), half the IT staffers are idiots (being generous). At worst, only 1/4 of the Internet will go down.
2003-07-17 01:39:46 PM  
A router flaw? Well put away the 32 sided die, annotate my hit points and break out the mountain dew... malformed packets here we come.
2003-07-17 01:44:18 PM  
What's "the Internet?"
2003-07-17 01:54:25 PM  

Fark dead? What do you mean?
2003-07-17 01:58:55 PM  
2003-07-17 02:06:40 PM  
Yeah, that'd be pretty suck. My interweb died on me last week. It took the nerds almost a whole day to get another one put in my computer machine. Oh well.
2003-07-17 02:14:08 PM  
Feh. I just finished flashing 29 Ciscos on our network to fixed code.
2003-07-17 02:43:25 PM  
skinink, just don't open that business card. It's got pictures that'll scramble your brain... like Richard Simmons, doing squat thrusts.
2003-07-17 02:43:35 PM  
I'm still waiting for a buddy to give me his CCO account so I can get the new IOS. Hope my hardware doesn't get jacked.
2003-07-17 02:53:27 PM  
I thought Farkers were nerds... then I started reading the Slashdot message board.
2003-07-17 02:56:09 PM  
bah. The work around is to not have an exteranlly configured admin port. (duh.) Its pretty standard to have a ACL that blocks traffic sent to the router port vs. thru the router port. This is nothing.

Even folks who admin on the outside bounce of something internally before hitting the router.
2003-07-17 03:02:49 PM  
It's got pictures that'll scramble your brain... like Richard Simmons, doing squat thrusts.

you just picasso'ed a very, very bad picture in my mind.
2003-07-17 03:04:27 PM  
NOLIMIT - I thought the exact same thing. I like, learned shiat on the slashdot message board.
2003-07-17 03:06:11 PM  
the only people that can exploit this are the uber haxors who spend their entire day in front of their computers, but if they go attack all the cisco routers, there wouldn't be much of an Internet for them to play around on. don't these nerds realize that performing an attack like this would piss them off more than anyone else (except maybe farkers)
2003-07-17 03:09:59 PM  
Captain Avatar: "Fire the wave motion gun!"
2003-07-17 03:12:37 PM  
2003-07-17 06:41:18 PM  
*desperately seeks out and backs up pr0n*
2003-07-17 07:16:25 PM  
Actually, this is a big deal. ACL's may help, but in a large company (ergo, anyone who can afford a bunch of cisco equipment) it is a administration nightmare. The flaw has been exploited already, and AT&T is scrambling (among others) to update their IOS before they are farked. Bit of a race, and I wouldn't want to be the guy who had to update 100+ routers and switches, hoping that my internet-facing interfaces weren't hit by this potential exploit.

It really sucks if you're working for a ISP or major carrier.
2003-07-17 11:36:13 PM  
This only effects the IP4V(Too lazy to make sure it's the right name)protocol, which basicly none of the internet supports yet. In other words, it's a slow news day.
2003-07-17 11:53:13 PM  
They have the IntraWeb on compooters now?

2003-07-18 12:08:22 AM  
I really would like to know what this article is about, but I don't know what an IOS is or CISCO is. Would a kind Farker please sum up? I thought Cisco was the food delivery company my college boss got mozzarella cheese from...
2003-07-18 12:41:37 AM  
I wonder how long it's going to be before slashdot starts publishing articles about how the RIAA has satellites that can read your thoughts and file a pre-emtive lawsuit if you even think about downloading music.

Slashdot used to be cool, not it's just stupid borderline paranoid ranting.
2003-07-18 01:43:22 AM  
[image from too old to be available]

indeed cisco does have a flaw
2003-07-18 02:16:14 AM  
Little late but you don't actually need a CCO account to get your software fixed on your router. If you don't have a CCO account, a TAC engineer will post the code for you to fix a Cisco caused vulnerability (in other words it doesn't even need to be under warranty). In other other words call 800 553 2447 or send an email to tac[nospam-﹫-backwards]ocsi­c*c­om and say HELP and they will.
2003-07-18 04:10:49 AM  
Slashdot Farked?

Fark Slashdotted?

2003-07-18 06:41:04 AM  
I've got a Black & Decker router.
Will I be OK?
2003-07-18 08:56:03 AM  
as long as you remember to empty the dust pan occasionally
2003-07-18 10:27:56 AM  
and be sure to wear your safety glasses when working with a B&D router.
2003-07-18 10:31:57 PM  

This only effects the IP4V(Too lazy to make sure it's the right name)protocol, which basicly none of the internet supports yet. In other words, it's a slow news day.

On the contrary, this affects about the entire internet, since ipv4 is used by almost everything except the _very_ few who have switched to ipv6. Btw, getting IOS updates from Cisco can be a major PITA.
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