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Missing Release of Memory after Effective Lifetime

CVE-2020-5883

Severity Medium
Score 5/10

Summary

On BIG-IP 15.0.0-15.0.1, 14.1.0-14.1.2.3, 14.0.0-14.0.1, and 13.1.0-13.1.3.1, when a virtual server is configured with HTTP explicit proxy and has an attached HTTP_PROXY_REQUEST iRule, POST requests sent to the virtual server cause an xdata memory leak.

  • LOW
  • NETWORK
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • PARTIAL

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.

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Advisory Timeline

  • Published