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Uncontrolled Resource Consumption

CVE-2022-40923

Severity Medium
Score 6.5/10

Summary

A vulnerability in the "LIEF::MachO::SegmentCommand::virtual_address" function of LIEF allows attackers to cause a denial of service (DOS) through a segmentation fault via a crafted MachO file.

  • LOW
  • NETWORK
  • NONE
  • UNCHANGED
  • REQUIRED
  • NONE
  • 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.

Advisory Timeline

  • Published