A hidden account in Dell's security software could allow an attacker to gain 'full control'

Dell has issued a number of important patches today, as security researcher have reportedly uncovered a number of critical software flaws in some of the company’s software destined for enterprise users.

As ZDnet is reporting, the biggest flaw discovered pertained to Dell’s Sonicwall Global Management System (GMS), a software suite used to manage networked security devices and infrastructure, like VPS and firewalls.

According to the researchers the vulnerability related to a hidden default account found inside the suite, with an easy to crack password. An attacker could get “full control” over the system and connected devices by going through that account.

Luckily there doesn’t seem to be any evidence of the flaws being exploited in the wild, and as mentioned above Dell has already released software patches for GMS 8.0 and 8.1. The company classified the patches as “highly recommended” though the security researchers warn these should be treated as “critical” and be installed as soon as possible.

Source: Dell, Digital Defense Via: ZDNet

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