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Uncontrolled Resource Consumption

CVE-2019-5917

Severity High
Score 7.5/10

Summary

azure-umqtt-c (available through GitHub prior to 2017 October 6) allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service via unspecified vectors.

  • LOW
  • NETWORK
  • NONE
  • UNCHANGED
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • HIGH

CWE-400 - Uncontrolled resource consumption

An uncontrolled resource allocation attack (also known as resource exhaustion attack) triggers unauthorized overconsumption of the limited resources in an application, such as memory, file system storage, database connection pool entries, and CPU. This may lead to denial of service for valid users and degradation of the application's functionality as well as that of the host operating system.

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Advisory Timeline

  • Published