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Missing Release of Resource after Effective Lifetime


Severity Medium
Score 5/10


Memory leak in the gk_circuit_info_do_in_acf function in the H.323 implementation in Cisco IOS before 15.0(1)XA allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via a large number of calls over a long duration, as demonstrated by InterZone Clear Token (IZCT) test traffic, aka Bug ID CSCsz72535.

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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

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