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A high-severity flaw in Cisco’s smart Wi-Fi solution for retailers could allow a remote attacker to alter the password of any account user on affected systems. The vulnerability is part of a number of patches issued by Cisco addressing 67 high-severity CVEs on Wednesday. This included flaws found in Cisco’s AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, as well as Cisco RV110W, RV130, RV130W, and RV215W small business routers. The most serious flaw afflicts Cisco Connected Mobile Experiences (CMX), a software solution that is utilized by retailers to provide business insights or on-site customer experience analytics. The solution uses the Cisco wireless infrastructure to collect a treasure trove of data from the retailer’s Wi-Fi network, including real-time customer-location tracking. For instance, if a customer connects to the Wi-Fi network of a store that utilizes CMX, retailers can track their locations within the venue, observe their behavior, and deliver special offers or promotions to them-while they’re there. The vulnerability (CVE-2021-1144) is due to incorrect handling of authorization checks for changing a password. The flaw ranks 8.8 out of 10 on the CVSS vulnerability-severity scale, making it high severity. Of note, to exploit the flaw, an attacker must have an authenticated CMX account – but would not need administrative privileges. “An authenticated attacker without administrative privileges could exploit this vulnerability by sending a modified HTTP request to an…

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