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Resource Management Errors


Severity High
Score 7.1/10


Memory leak in the virtual private dial-up network (VPDN) component in Cisco IOS before 12.3 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via a series of PPTP sessions, related to "dead memory" that remains allocated after process termination, aka bug ID CSCsj58566.

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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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