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Resource Management Errors


Severity Medium
Score 5/10


Microsoft Windows XP and Vista overwrites ARP table entries included in gratuitous ARP, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (loss of network access) by sending a gratuitous ARP for the address of the Vista host.

  • LOW
  • NONE
  • NONE
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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