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Uncontrolled Resource Consumption


Severity High
Score 7.1/10


Uncontrolled resource consumption vulnerability in MELSEC iQ-R Series CPU Modules (R00/01/02CPU Firmware versions from '05' to '19' and R04/08/16/32/120(EN)CPU Firmware versions from '35' to '51') allows a remote attacker to cause an error in a CPU unit via a specially crafted HTTP packet, which may lead to a denial-of-service (DoS) condition in execution of the program and its communication.

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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.


Advisory Timeline

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