F5, Cisco admins: Stop what you’re doing and check if you need to install these patches

F5 Networks and Cisco this week issued warnings about serious, and in some cases critical, security vulnerabilities in their products. F5 officials said Thursday its most serious issue, a critical flaw in its iControl REST framework with a severity score of 9.8 out of 10, could be exploited to bypass the authentication software, used by its BIG-IP portfolio, and hijack equipment.

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