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Resource Management Errors


Severity High
Score 7.8/10


The Telephony component in Apple iPhone OS before 3.1 does not properly handle SMS arrival notifications, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and service interruption) via a crafted SMS message.

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  • 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