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Resource Management Errors


Severity Medium
Score 5/10


libxpc in launchd in Apple OS X before 10.11 does not restrict the creation of processes for network connections, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (resource consumption) by repeatedly connecting to the SSH port, a different vulnerability than CVE-2015-7761.

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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