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Missing Release of Memory after Effective Lifetime


Severity Medium
Score 6.5/10


Dell PowerScale OneFS, 8.2.2 - 9.3.0.x, contain a missing release of memory after effective lifetime vulnerability. An authenticated user with ISI_PRIV_LOGIN_SSH and/or ISI_PRIV_LOGIN_CONSOLE and ISI_PRIV_AUTH_PROVIDERS privileges could exploit this vulnerability, leading to a Denial-Of-Service. This can also impact a cluster in Compliance mode. Dell recommends to update at the earliest opportunity.

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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.


Advisory Timeline

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