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Missing Release of Resource after Effective Lifetime


Severity Medium
Score 4.9/10


Multiple memory leaks in the IP module in the kernel in Sun Solaris 8 through 10, and OpenSolaris before snv_109, allow local users to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via vectors related to (1) M_DATA, (2) M_PROTO, (3) M_PCPROTO, and (4) M_SIG STREAMS messages.

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CWE-772 - Missing Release Of Resource After Effective Lifetime

'Missing release of resource after effective lifetime' is a weakness that occurs when software doesn't sufficiently release a resource (e.g. memory, CPU, disk space, etc.) after it is used. If not addressed, attackers can launch a denial of service attack (by allocating a resource and not releasing it).


Advisory Timeline

  • Published