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Cisco fixes critical flaws in digital encoder, unified computing manager and security appliance

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    Cisco Systems has released software updates to fix critical issues that could allow attackers to compromise digital encoders, unified computing system management servers and Firepower 9000 series security appliances.

    The Cisco Modular Encoding Platform D9036, a hardware appliance that provides multi-resolution, multi-format encoding for applications that require high video quality, has a hard-coded static password for the root account.

    This is the highest privileged account on the operating system and is created at installation time. The account and password cannot be changed or deleted without impacting the functionality of the system, Cisco said in an advisory.

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