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Resource Management Errors


Severity Medium
Score 5/10


Katello allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via the (1) mode parameter in the setup_utils function in content_search_controller.rb or (2) action parameter in the respond function in api/api_controller.rb in app/controllers/katello/, which is passed to the to_sym method.

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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