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Uncontrolled Resource Consumption

CVE-2021-25224

Severity Medium
Score 5.5/10

Summary

A memory exhaustion vulnerability in Trend Micro ServerProtect for Linux 3.0 could allow a local attacker to craft specific files that can cause a denial-of-service on the affected product. The specific flaw exists within a manual scan component. An attacker must first obtain the ability to execute low-privileged code on the target system in order to exploit this vulnerability.

  • LOW
  • LOCAL
  • NONE
  • UNCHANGED
  • NONE
  • LOW
  • 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