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Resource Management Errors


Severity Medium
Score 5/10


Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0.2900.2180 and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU and memory consumption) via a long Unicode string argument to the write method, a related issue to CVE-2009-2479. NOTE: it was later reported that 7.0.6000.16473 and earlier are also affected.

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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