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Cisco fixes privilege escalation flaws in AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client

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    The Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client has been updated to fix vulnerabilities that could allow attackers to gain system or root privileges on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X computers.

    The AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client allows employees to work remotely by securely connecting back to their company's network. It provides virtual private networking over SSL and additional features like identity services, network access control and Web security.

    The vulnerability in the Linux and Mac OS X version of the client was discovered and reported by researchers from Dutch security firm Securify. It can be exploited to execute arbitrary files with the highest system privileges, also known as root.

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