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Resource Management Errors


Severity Medium
Score 5/10


The GetEnhMetaFilePaletteEntries API in GDI32.DLL in Windows 2000 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a crafted Enhanced Metafile (EMF) file that causes invalid (1) end, (2) emreof, or (3) palent offsets to be used, aka "Enhanced Metafile Vulnerability."

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CWE-399 - Resource Management Errors

Resource management errors is not a weakness in and of itself, rather it is a category of weaknesses related to improper management of system resources. If not addressed, the weaknesses in this category can lead to unexpected software behavior, loss of access, file modification, sensitive information disclosure, system crash, denial of service, and code execution.


Advisory Timeline

  • Published