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.
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