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Missing Release of Resource after Effective Lifetime


Severity High
Score 7.5/10


There is a memory leak in util/parser.c in libming 0.4.8, which will lead to a denial of service via parseSWF_DEFINEBUTTON2, parseSWF_DEFINEFONT, parseSWF_DEFINEFONTINFO, parseSWF_DEFINELOSSLESS, parseSWF_DEFINESPRITE, parseSWF_DEFINETEXT, parseSWF_DOACTION, parseSWF_FILLSTYLEARRAY, parseSWF_FRAMELABEL, parseSWF_LINESTYLEARRAY, parseSWF_PLACEOBJECT2, or parseSWF_SHAPEWITHSTYLE.

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  • 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

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