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Uncontrolled Resource Consumption


Severity Medium
Score 5/10


Stack consumption vulnerability in Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 SP1 allows users to cause a denial of service (hang) by deleting or moving a folder with deeply nested subfolders, which causes Microsoft Exchange Information Store service (Store.exe) to hang as a result of a large number of recursive calls.

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CWE-400 - Uncontrolled resource consumption

An uncontrolled resource allocation attack (also known as resource exhaustion attack) triggers unauthorized overconsumption of the limited resources in an application, such as memory, file system storage, database connection pool entries, and CPU. This may lead to denial of service for valid users and degradation of the application's functionality as well as that of the host operating system.


Advisory Timeline

  • Published