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Missing Release of Resource after Effective Lifetime


Severity Medium
Score 5.3/10


IBM WebSphere MQ 8.0 through and 9.0 through 9.0.4 under special circumstances could allow an authenticated user to consume all resources due to a memory leak resulting in service loss. IBM X-Force ID: 136975.

  • HIGH
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • LOW
  • NONE
  • HIGH

CWE-772 - Missing Release Of Resource After Effective Lifetime

'Missing release of resource after effective lifetime' is a weakness that occurs when software doesn't sufficiently release a resource (e.g. memory, CPU, disk space, etc.) after it is used. If not addressed, attackers can launch a denial of service attack (by allocating a resource and not releasing it).


Advisory Timeline

  • Published