Windriver VxWorks 6.5/6.6/6.7/6.8/6.9 input validation

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A vulnerability was found in Windriver VxWorks 6.5/6.6/6.7/6.8/6.9 (Hardware Driver Software). It has been declared as problematic. Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown code block. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a input validation vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-20. The product receives input or data, but it does not validate or incorrectly validates that the input has the properties that are required to process the data safely and correctly. As an impact it is known to affect availability. The summary by CVE is:

The web server in Wind River VxWorks 5.5 through 6.9 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (daemon crash) via a crafted URI.

The weakness was disclosed 03/20/2013 by Hisashi Kojima with Fujitsu (Website). The advisory is shared at This vulnerability is known as CVE-2013-0716 since 12/28/2012. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 69864 (VxWorks 5.5 through 6.9 Multiple Vulnerabilities), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Misc..

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (83001) and Tenable (69864). The entries 63816, 63815, 63814 and 63813 are pretty similar.






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VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.3

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Class: Input validation
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 69864
Nessus Name: VxWorks 5.5 through 6.9 Multiple Vulnerabilities
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12/28/2012 🔍
03/18/2013 +80 days 🔍
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09/15/2013 +179 days 🔍
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Researcher: Hisashi Kojima
Organization: Fujitsu
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2013-0716 (🔍)

X-Force: 83001
Vulnerability Center: 41506 - Wind River VxWorks 5.5 - 6.9 Web Server Allows Remote DoS via a Crafted URI, High
SecurityFocus: 58641 - VxWorks Web Server CVE-2013-0716 Remote Denial of Service Vulnerability

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Created: 03/24/2015 12:22 PM
Updated: 01/01/2022 02:14 PM
Changes: 03/24/2015 12:22 PM (61), 05/11/2017 08:47 AM (5), 01/01/2022 02:14 PM (3)
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