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Missing Release of Memory after Effective Lifetime


Severity Medium
Score 5.3/10


On BIG-IP 14.1.0-, 14.0.0-, 13.0.0-13.1.2, 12.1.0-, 11.5.2-11.6.4, when processing authentication attempts for control-plane users MCPD leaks a small amount of memory. Under rare conditions attackers with access to the management interface could eventually deplete memory on the system.

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CWE-401 - Missing release of memory after effective lifetime (memory leak)

'Missing release of memory after effective lifetime (memory leak)' is a weakness that occurs when software doesn't effectively release allocated memory after it is used. If not addressed, this enables attackers to launch denial of service attacks (by crashing or hanging the program) or take advantage of other unexpected behavior resulting from low memory conditions.


Advisory Timeline

  • Published