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Impacted Products

A recently reported vulnerability, CVE-2018-8897, has been addressed by the Security Response Team. This software vulnerability potentially allows for Denial of Service attacks against operating system kernels and hypervisors.

CVE-2018-8897 is tracked under the following CVE entry:

We have determined that some Wind River products are impacted, including the following:

  • Wind River Linux
  • Wind River Pulsar Linux
  • Wind River Titanium Cloud (including Wind River Titanium Server)

Customers with questions about these vulnerabilities should contact Wind River Customer Support or their local Wind River representative for information regarding mitigation.


The following is a list of Wind River products impacted by the CVE-2018-8897 vulnerability. For versions of products not listed, please contact Wind River Customer Support or your Wind River sales representative.





Wind River Linux
5, 6, 7, 8, 9, LTS
Please see the Wind River security notice at
Wind River Pulsar Linux
More information coming
Wind River Titanium Cloud
15, 16, 17
More information coming
Wind River Titanium Server
15, 16
More information coming
Wind River Simics
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We continue to monitor the situation on our security mailing lists in case there are new developments, and will post periodic updates via RSS feeds and the Wind River Support Network.

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