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Missing Release of Resource after Effective Lifetime


Severity Medium
Score 5/10


** DISPUTED ** A memory leak issue was discovered in Mini-XML v3.2 that could cause a denial of service. NOTE: testing reports are inconsistent, with some testers seeing the issue in both the 3.2 release and in the October 2021 development code, but others not seeing the issue in the 3.2 release.

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CWE-772 - Missing Release Of Resource After Effective Lifetime

'Missing release of resource after effective lifetime' is a weakness that occurs when software doesn't sufficiently release a resource (e.g. memory, CPU, disk space, etc.) after it is used. If not addressed, attackers can launch a denial of service attack (by allocating a resource and not releasing it).


Advisory Timeline

  • Published