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Resource Management Errors


Severity High
Score 7.8/10


Memory leak in the SSL VPN feature in Cisco IOS 12.4, 15.0, and 15.1, when HTTP port redirection is enabled, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) by improperly disconnecting SSL sessions, leading to connections that remain in the CLOSE-WAIT state, aka Bug ID CSCtg21685.

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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

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