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Stack overflow vulnerability in Wind River VxWorks
WindRiver is releasing mitigations for a privilege escalation issue. This issue affects versions of Wind River VxWorks products. The issue being mitigated is a method to execute arbitrary code without user interactions.
Anonymous remote attackers can cause a stack overflow, which can be used to obtain remote code execution on affected devices running vulnerable VxWorks versions without any user interactions.
The table below provides the list of WindRiver VxWorks product versions, impacted by the issue as well as the mitigated versions and update source for the fix. If the customer system has VxWorks version lower than one listed in the table, the customer is strongly recommended to upgrade the VxWorks to the version listed below, or later.
|Product||Impacted versions||Mitigated versions||Update source|
|VxWorks 6.x||6.5 – 126.96.36.199||188.8.131.52 or later||Wind River product installer|
|VxWorks 6.x||6.5 – 6.9.3||184.108.40.206 or later||Wind River product installer|
|VxWorks 7||ipnet_dnsc-220.127.116.11 or earlier||ipnet_dnsc-18.104.22.168 or later||Wind River product installer|
Intel strongly recommends customers using impacted versions of WindRiver VxWorks to upgrade to the latest version listed in the table above.
Alex Wheeler, David Barksdale – Exodus Intelligence
See VxWorks security alerts on https://knowledge.windriver.com/Content_Lookup?id=K-506176 & https://knowledge.windriver.com/Content_Lookup?id=K-506177
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