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Resource Management Errors


Severity Medium
Score 4.9/10


The Universal Disk Format (UDF) filesystem driver in Linux kernel 2.6.17 and earlier allows local users to cause a denial of service (hang and crash) via certain operations involving truncated files, as demonstrated via the dd command.

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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