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Missing Release of Memory after Effective Lifetime

CVE-2021-45480

Severity Medium
Score 5.5/10

Summary

An issue was discovered in the Linux kernel before 5.15.11. There is a memory leak in the __rds_conn_create() function in net/rds/connection.c in a certain combination of circumstances.

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

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