Missing Release of Memory after Effective Lifetime
A vulnerability, which was classified as problematic, has been found in Apryse iText versions prior to 7.1.19 and 8.0.x prior to 8.0.2. This issue affects some unknown processing of the file "PdfDocument.java" of the component Reference Table Handler. The manipulation leads to memory leak. The attack may be initiated remotely. The exploit has been disclosed to the public and may be used.
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.