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Uncontrolled Resource Consumption

CVE-2021-33135

Severity Medium
Score 5.5/10

Summary

Uncontrolled resource consumption in the Linux kernel drivers for Intel(R) SGX may allow an authenticated user to potentially enable denial of service via local access.

  • 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