Wind River VxWorks <= 6.8 RCE

critical Nessus Plugin ID 154458


The remote VxWorks device is potentially affected by a remote code execution vulnerability.


According to its self-reported version, the remote device is Wind River VxWorks and it's affected by a remote code execution vulnerability. An issue was discovered in Wind River VxWorks through 6.8. There is a possible stack overflow in dhcp server.

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the OS version.


Contact the device vendor to obtain the appropriate update.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 154458

File Name: vxworks_cve-2021-29999.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 10/27/2021

Updated: 10/29/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-29999


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:windriver:vxworks

Required KB Items: Host/VxWorks

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/13/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/13/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-29999

IAVA: 2021-A-0504