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Resource Management Errors


Severity Medium
Score 6.1/10


The RpcGetPrinterData function in the Print Spooler (spoolsv.exe) service in Microsoft Windows 2000 SP4 and earlier, and possibly Windows XP SP1 and earlier, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via an RPC request that specifies a large 'offered' value (output buffer size), a variant of CVE-2005-3644.

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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

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