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Uncontrolled Resource Consumption

CVE-2021-25227

Severity Low
Score 1.9/10

Summary

Trend Micro Antivirus for Mac 2021 (Consumer) is vulnerable to a memory exhaustion vulnerability that could lead to disabling all the scanning functionality within the application. Please note: an attacker must first obtain the ability to execute low-privileged code on the target system in order to exploit this vulnerability - i.e. the attacker must already have access to the target system (either legitimately or via another exploit).

  • MEDIUM
  • LOCAL
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • PARTIAL

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