With an OS design based on a verified microkernel, researchers contend almost all Linux OS flaws could be mitigated to less than critical severity.
More than a dozen flaws in smart-city gear could open the door to attackers bent on sowing public panic, according to IBM X-Force.
Cisco also pushed out seven high-severity fixes for its SD-WAN solution for business users, and a patch for a DoS flaw in the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Fabric Switches.
Sierra Wireless has patched two critical vulnerabilities for its range of wireless gateways that would leave the enterprise devices helpless to an array of remote threats, including the charms of the Reaper IoT botnet. The more critical of the two (with a 9.4 CVSSv3 Temp Score) is a privilege-escalation bug (CVE-2018-10251), which could allow a
Samba released fixes for its networking software to address two critical vulnerabilities that allowed attackers to change admin password or launch DoS attacks.