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Resource Management Errors


Severity High
Score 7.8/10


Sophos Anti-Virus for Unix/Linux before 2.48.0 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop) via a malformed BZip file that results in the creation of multiple Engine temporary files (aka a "BZip bomb").

  • LOW
  • 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

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