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Missing Release of Resource after Effective Lifetime

CVE-2011-1490

Severity Low
Score 2.1/10

Summary

A memory leak in rsyslog before 5.7.6 was found in the way deamon processed log messages are logged when multiple rulesets were used and some output batches contained messages belonging to more than one ruleset. A local attacker could cause denial of the rsyslogd daemon service via a log message belonging to more than one ruleset

  • LOW
  • LOCAL
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • PARTIAL

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).

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Advisory Timeline

  • Published