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Loop with Unreachable Exit Condition ('Infinite Loop')


Severity High
Score 7.5/10


scapy 2.4.0rc3 until 2.4.0 and 2.4rc2 is affected by: Denial of Service. The impact is: infinite loop, resource consumption and program unresponsive. The component is: _RADIUSAttrPacketListField.getfield(self..). The attack vector is: over the network or in a pcap. both work.

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CWE-835 - Loop with Unreachable Exit Condition

Loops with multiple exits and flags detract from the quality of an application. They tend to make control structures difficult to understand, and introduce the risk of non-termination and other structural problems. The vulnerability “loop with unreachable exit condition” enables attackers to exploit this flaw, leading to denial of service.

Advisory Timeline

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