CVE Vulnerabilities

CVE-2023-2789

Improper Resource Shutdown or Release

Published: May 18, 2023 | Modified: May 17, 2024
CVSS 3.x
7.5
HIGH
Source:
NVD
CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
CVSS 2.x
RedHat/V2
RedHat/V3
Ubuntu
MEDIUM

A vulnerability was found in GNU cflow 1.7. It has been rated as problematic. This issue affects the function func_body/parse_variable_declaration of the file parser.c. The manipulation leads to denial of service. The exploit has been disclosed to the public and may be used. The identifier VDB-229373 was assigned to this vulnerability. NOTE: The vendor was contacted early about this disclosure but did not respond in any way.

Weakness

The product does not release or incorrectly releases a resource before it is made available for re-use.

Affected Software

Name Vendor Start Version End Version
Cflow Gnu 1.7 (including) 1.7 (including)
Cflow Ubuntu bionic *
Cflow Ubuntu kinetic *
Cflow Ubuntu lunar *
Cflow Ubuntu trusty *
Cflow Ubuntu xenial *

Potential Mitigations

  • Use a language that does not allow this weakness to occur or provides constructs that make this weakness easier to avoid.
  • For example, languages such as Java, Ruby, and Lisp perform automatic garbage collection that releases memory for objects that have been deallocated.

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