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Resource Management Errors


Severity Medium
Score 5/10


pwlib, as used by Ekiga 2.0.5 and possibly other products, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a long argument to the PString::vsprintf function, related to a "memory management flaw". NOTE: this issue was originally reported as being in the SIPURL::GetHostAddress function in Ekiga (formerly GnomeMeeting).

  • LOW
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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