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Resource Management Errors


Severity High
Score 7.8/10


Novell Netware 6.5 SP8 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference, memory consumption, ABEND, and crash) via a large number of malformed or AFP requests that are not properly handled by (1) the CIFS functionality in CIFS.nlm Semantic Agent (Build 163 MP) 3.27 or (2) the AFP functionality in AFPTCP.nlm Build 163 SP 3.27. NOTE: some of these details are obtained from third party information.

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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