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Missing Release of Memory after Effective Lifetime


Severity High
Score 7.1/10


An issue was discovered on Samsung mobile devices with P(9.0) and Q(10.0) (Exynos 9610 chipsets) software. There is a kernel pointer leak in the vipx driver. The Samsung ID is SVE-2019-16293 (February 2020).

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  • HIGH
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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

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