9685 : libmcrypt libtool Request Saturation DoS
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Timeline

Disclosure Date
2003-01-03

Description

libmcrypt contains a flaw that may allow a remote denial of service. The issue is triggered when libmcrypt loads algorithms via libtool, which will cause a memory leak. By repeating the requests for libmcrypt, a remote attacker can exhaust the memory on the system. This flaw leads to a loss of availablity.

Classification

Location: Remote / Network Access
Attack Type: Misconfiguration
Impact: Loss of Confidentiality, Loss of Availability
Exploit: Exploit Unknown

Solution

Upgrade to version 2.5.5 or higher, as it has been reported to fix this vulnerability. An upgrade is required as there are no known workarounds.

Products

Nikos Mavroyanopoulos
libmcrypt
2.5.3

References

Tools & Filters

13776 15065

Credit

  • Ilia A - iliaprohost.org -

CVSSv2 Score

CVSSv2 Base Score = 5.0
Source: nvd.nist.gov | Generated: 2003-12-31 | Disagree?

Access_vector_2 Access_complexity_2 Authentication_2 Confidentiality_impact_0 Integrity_impact_0 Availability_impact_1

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