A security researcher has discovered several critical vulnerabilities in one of the most popular embedded real-time operating systems—called FreeRTOS—and its other variants, exposing a wide range of IoT devices and critical infrastructure systems to hackers
What is FreeRTOS (Amazon, WHIS OpenRTOS, SafeRTOS)?
FreeRTOS is a leading open source real-time operating system (RTOS) for embedded systems that has been ported to over 40 microcontrollers, which are being used in IoT, aerospace, medical, automotive industries, and more.
RTOS has specifically been designed to carefully run applications with very precise timing and a high degree of reliability, every time.
Source: The Hacker News