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Resource Management Errors


Severity Medium
Score 4.9/10


The \Device\SymEvent driver in Symantec Norton Personal Firewall 2006, and other versions of Norton Personal Firewall, Internet Security, AntiVirus, SystemWorks, Symantec Client Security SCS 1.x, 2.x, 3.0, and 3.1, Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition SAVCE 8.x, 9.x, 10.0, and 10.1, Symantec pcAnywhere 11.5 only, and Symantec Host, allows local users to cause a denial of service (system crash) via invalid data, as demonstrated by calling DeviceIoControl to send the data.

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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