Missing Release of Resource after Effective Lifetime
A denial of service vulnerability exists in Jenkins 2.137 and earlier, 2.121.2 and earlier in BasicAuthenticationFilter.java, BasicHeaderApiTokenAuthenticator.java that allows attackers to create ephemeral in-memory user records by attempting to log in using invalid credentials.
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).