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Resource Management Errors


Severity Medium
Score 4.9/10


The socketpair function in IBM AIX 5.3, 6.1, and 7.1 and VIOS SP-02 allows local users to cause a denial of service (system crash) via a crafted application that leverages the presence of a socket on the free list.

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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