Saturday, July 30, 2005

More legal threats over Cisco flaws

Joris Evers writes in C|Net News:

In an apparent attempt to keep a presentation on Cisco Systems' router flaws off the Web, a lawsuit was threatened against a person who made details of the flaw available online.

Richard Forno, a security specialist and author, said in an e-mail that he received a cease-and-desist letter from lawyers representing Internet Security Systems. He subsequently pulled the presentation from his Web site and replaced it with a fax he said came from the law firm of Piper Rudnick Gray Cary, counsel for ISS.

An ISS representative could not immediately confirm late Friday that the company had asked its lawyers to take action against Web sites hosting the presentation. A Cisco representative said that although Cisco is working with ISS in the matter, he was told that ISS was sending out the takedown notices.

The presentation appears to be an early version of the slide-deck used by security researcher Michael Lynn on Wednesday morning at the Black Hat security confab in Las Vegas for his talk: "The Holy Grail: Cisco IOS Shellcode and Remote Execution."


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