Cisco, Fortinet issue patches against NSA malware



Customers of certain Cisco and Fortinet security gear need to patch exploits made public this week after a purported hack of NSA malware.

Both companies have issued fixes to address exploits that were posted online and after they found the exploits represent real threats to some of their products, including versions of Cisco’s popular PIX and ASA firewalls and versions of Fortinet’s signature Fortigate firewalls.

Other exploits may affect Watchguard and TOPSEC products, but those companies did not immediately respond to inquiries. When they do this story will be updated.

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