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Resource Management Errors


Severity Medium
Score 5/10


The TCP stack in 4.3BSD Net/2, as used in FreeBSD 5.4, NetBSD possibly 2.0, and OpenBSD possibly 3.6, does not properly implement the session timer, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (resource consumption) via crafted packets.

  • LOW
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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