Original release date: April 15, 2021

Cybersecurity researchers from Forescout and JSOF have released a report on a set of nine vulnerabilities—referred to as NAME:WRECK—affecting Domain Name System (DNS) implementations. NAME:WRECK affects at least four common TCP/IP stacks—FreeBSD, IPNet, NetX, and Nucleus NET—that are used in Internet of Things (IoT), operational technology (OT), and information technology (IT) devices. A remote attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system.

CISA encourages users and administrators to review the Forescout Research Labs and JSOF Research Labs report NAME:WRECK Breaking and Fixing DNS Implementations and Forescout NAME:WRECK web page for more information, including recommended mitigations.

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