TCP/IP Network Stack (IPnet, Urgent/11)

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Wind River has created and fully tested patches for the security vulnerabilities that were discovered in the TCP/IP stack (IPnet), a component of certain versions of VxWorks. To date, there is no indication that the vulnerabilities have been exploited. Organizations deploying devices with VxWorks are advised to patch impacted devices immediately.

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Recently reported IPnet vulnerabilities have been addressed by the Security Response Team.

These vulnerabilities are tracked under the following CVE entries:

The following versions of VxWorks using the IPnet stack are impacted (not all vulnerabilities apply to all products):

  • VxWorks 7 (SR540 and SR610)
  • VxWorks 6.5-6.9
  • Versions of VxWorks using the Interpeak standalone network stack

Note: The latest release of VxWorks 7 (SR620) is not affected.

Please view the Security Advisory for full details.

Wind River customers with additional questions about these vulnerabilities should contact Wind River Customer Support or their local Wind River representative for more information. If you own a device that is impacted by these vulnerabilities, please contact your device manufacturer.


The following list provides information about Wind River products and the IPnet vulnerabilities. For additional questions, please contact Wind River Customer Support or your Wind River sales representative.

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