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Resource Management Errors

CVE-2014-8628

Severity High
Score 7.8/10

Summary

Memory leak in PolarSSL before 1.2.12 and 1.3.x before 1.3.9 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via a large number of crafted X.509 certificates. NOTE: this identifier has been SPLIT per ADT3 due to different affected versions. See CVE-2014-9744 for the ClientHello message issue.

  • LOW
  • NETWORK
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • COMPLETE

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