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Resource Management Errors


Severity Medium
Score 5/10


NmService.exe in Ipswitch WhatsUp Professional 2006 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption) via crafted requests to Login.asp, possibly involving the (1) "In]" and (2) "b;tnLogIn" parameters, or (3) malformed btnLogIn parameters, possibly involving missing "[" (open bracket) or "[" (closing bracket) characters, as demonstrated by "&btnLogIn=[Log&In]=&" or "&b;tnLogIn=[Log&In]=&" in the URL. NOTE: due to the lack of diagnosis by the original researcher, the precise nature of the vulnerability is unclear.

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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