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FreeBSD: VID-4C11B51E-CD8D-11E8-B0CB-A0F3C100AE18: Memory leak bug in Toxcore

Severity
4
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
09/29/2018
Created
03/19/2019
Added
10/12/2018
Modified
10/12/2018

Description

The Tox project blog reports:

A memory leak bug was discovered in Toxcore that can be triggered remotely to

exhaust one’s system memory, resulting in a denial of service attack.

The bug is present in the TCP Server module of Toxcore and therefore it

affects mostly bootstrap nodes. Regular Tox clients generally have the

TCP Server functionality disabled by default, leaving them unaffected.

Solution(s)

  • freebsd-upgrade-package-toxcore

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