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Resource Management Errors


Severity High
Score 7.8/10


in.lpd in the print service in Sun Solaris 8 and 9 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via unspecified vectors that trigger a "fork()/exec() bomb."

  • LOW
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • NONE

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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