(Forescout booth at #RSAC " by sfoskett is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

Forescout and JSOF on Tuesday announced “Name:Wreck,” a set of nine vulnerabilities in four popular TCP/IP stacks, including FreeBSD. The findings are the latest research to show how complexities in the TCP/IP standards can ultimately leads to vulnerable products.  

Forescout and JSOF have documented several groups of vulnerabilities in TCP/IP stacks over the past year.  Forescout discovering Amnesia:33 and Name:Jack and JSOF discovering Ripple20. All of those discoveries are based, in part or whole, on vendors and open source projects misinterpreting the documents describing the TCP/IP standards, known as RFCs. Name:Wreck adds a second layer of complexity – a common misinterpretation of the DNS standards involving memory pointers and message compression.  

Please register to continue.

Already registered? Log in.

Once you register, you'll receive:

  • News analysis

    The context and insight you need to stay abreast of the most important developments in cybersecurity. CISO and practitioner perspectives; strategy and tactics; solutions and innovation; policy and regulation.

  • Archives

    Unlimited access to nearly 20 years of SC Media industry analysis and news-you-can-use.

  • Daily Newswire

    SC Media’s essential morning briefing for cybersecurity professionals.

  • Learning Express

    One-click access to our extensive program of virtual events, with convenient calendar reminders and ability to earn CISSP credits.