Cisco Hacked six salt-master servers

Cisco Roundup Six servers have been compromised via SaltStack vulnerabilities, according to a company statement.

The compromised systems acted as salt-master servers for versions 1.2 and 1.3 of Cisco Virtual Internet Routing Lab Personal Edition (VIRL-PE).

Of course, all of the company's customer facilities on these Cisco servers are affected.

SaltStack is a software management tool that runs on remote systems. The app released security updates in late April for two vulnerabilities that could be exploited by malicious users to gain control of the servers.
So Cisco tested six VIRL-PE salt-master servers (,,,, vsm-us-1 and on May 7, and found that they had been violated.

According to one Publication of the company on May 28:

The Cisco infrastructure maintains the master-salt servers used with Cisco VIRL-PE. These servers were upgraded on May 7, 2020. Cisco found that the salt-master servers serving versions 1.2 and 1.3 of Cisco VIRL-PE had been compromised.

Cisco says it has fixed two critical vulnerabilities in SaltStack (CVE-2020-11651 and CVE-2020-11652) on the VIRL-PE platform and Cisco Modeling Labs Corporate Edition (CML).

To mention that Cisco hardware and infrastructure is used by the Greek State but also by many large companies and organizations.

Cisco, meanwhile, has acquired monitoring company ThousandEyes in a deal believed to be worth a total of $ 1 billion. The San Francisco company will merge with the new business unit of Cisco Networking Services.

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