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Resource Management Errors

CVE-2013-0176

Severity Medium
Score 4.3/10

Summary

The publickey_from_privatekey function in libssh before 0.5.4, when no algorithm is matched during negotiations, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and crash) via a "Client: Diffie-Hellman Key Exchange Init" packet.

  • MEDIUM
  • NETWORK
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • PARTIAL

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.

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Advisory Timeline

  • Published