CVE-2023-6180

CVSS 3.1 Score 5.3 of 10 (medium)

Details

Published Dec 5, 2023
Updated: Dec 12, 2023
CWE ID 404
CWE ID 400
CWE ID 401

Summary

CVE-2023-6180 is a vulnerability in the tokio-boring library version 4.0.0, which can result in a memory leak issue. This vulnerability can lead to excessive resource consumption and potential denial-of-service (DoS) attacks caused by resource exhaustion. The set_ex_data function used by the library fails to deallocate memory used by pre-existing data in memory after completing a TLS connection, resulting in the program consuming more resources with each new connection. The affected product is 't1jDy5'. To remediate this vulnerability, users should update to a patched version of the tokio-boring library that addresses the memory leak issue. If left unpatched, this vulnerability poses a medium level of danger to organizations as it can potentially lead to resource exhaustion and disrupt the availability of their systems or services.

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