In July 2019, it was announced that eleven zero-day vulnerabilities were discovered that affect the real-time devices, mainly in important industrial, medical, and corporate devices. Two billion devices are threatened by discovered vulnerabilities.
The eleven security vulnerabilities are grouped under the name URGENT/11, and allow remote attackers to gain control of devices without any user interaction. In the process, security systems such as firewalls are bypassed.
Due to the enormous spread, it is often not easy or even impossible to update all devices that run VxWorks. This is why Phoenix Contact offers a simple and easy-to-retrofit solution with the mGuard security routers: the security appliances are easily integrated into the network and protect the VxWorks devices completely from attacks through all critical URGENT/11 vulnerabilities.