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Missing Release of Resource after Effective Lifetime


Severity High
Score 7.5/10


A memory leak vulnerability exists in Cisco IOS before 15.2(1)T due to a memory leak in the HTTP PROXY Server process (aka CSCtu52820), when configured with Cisco ISR Web Security with Cisco ScanSafe and User Authenticaiton NTLM configured.

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  • HIGH

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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