VxWorks 5.5 through 6.9 Multiple Vulnerabilities
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 69864
SynopsisThe remote VxWorks device is potentially affected by several vulnerabilities.
DescriptionAccording to its self-reported version, the remote VxWorks device is version 5.5 through 6.9. It therefore is potentially affected by the following vulnerabilities :
- An attacker can cause SSH access to be unavailable until the next reboot with a specially crafted requests. (CVE-2013-0711 / CVE-2013-0712 / CVE-2013-0713)
- An attacker can cause the server to hang and SSH access to be unavailable until the next reboot by sending a specially crafted packet for a public key authentication request. Arbitrary code execution is also a possibility. (CVE-2013-0714)
- An attacker able to login to a CLI session can cause the current CLI session to crash. (CVE-2013-0715)
- An attacker able to access the VxWorks Web Server can cause the server to crash using a specially crafted URL. (CVE-2013-0716)
Note that the Web Server and CLI vulnerabilities affect VxWorks 5.5 through 6.9 while the SSH vulnerabilities affect only versions 6.5 through 6.9.
Note that Nessus has not checked for the presence of the patch so this finding may be a false positive.
SolutionContact the device vendor for the appropriate patch.