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Resource Management Errors


Severity Low
Score 2.1/10


The SIOCGIFCONF ioctl (ifconf function) in FreeBSD 4.x through 4.11 and 5.x through 5.4 does not properly clear a buffer before using it, which allows local users to obtain portions of sensitive kernel memory.

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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