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Loop with Unreachable Exit Condition ('Infinite Loop')


Severity Medium
Score 5.5/10


An issue in the component "IPAddressBitsDivision" of "IPAddress" versions prior to 5.4.1 leads to an infinite loop. This is disputed because an infinite loop occurs only for cases in which the developer supplies invalid arguments. The product is not intended to always halt for contrived inputs.

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  • HIGH

CWE-835 - Loop with Unreachable Exit Condition

Loops with multiple exits and flags detract from the quality of an application. They tend to make control structures difficult to understand, and introduce the risk of non-termination and other structural problems. The vulnerability “loop with unreachable exit condition” enables attackers to exploit this flaw, leading to denial of service.

Advisory Timeline

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