Applying a security update to a CVE released more than a year ago could have prevented a hacker from publishing plaintext usernames and passwords, as well as IP addresses, for more than 900 Pulse Secure VPN enterprise servers.
“The lesson here? Patch, patch, patch,” said Laurence Pitt, global security strategy director at Juniper Networks. “The fact that this vulnerability allowed for username/cleartext password combinations to be exposed is bad enough, but what makes it unacceptable is that this was reported in a CVE, released over a year ago and fixed in a later version of the product.”
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