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Re: On memory-leaks as security problems

From: Jeffrey Walton via curl-library <>
Date: Fri, 8 Jan 2021 09:58:58 -0500

On Fri, Jan 8, 2021 at 8:23 AM Tomalak Geret'kal via curl-library
<> wrote:
> On 07/01/2021 13:47, Jeffrey Walton via curl-library wrote:
> > All memory leaks can lead to resource exhaustion on
> > platforms that use
> > managed languages due to the process lifecycle model.
> >
> > The managed languages load and unload a shared object multiple times
> > throughout the lifetime of the process.
> >
> > I guess that means, if cURL can run on a managed platform, then the
> > potential for resource exhaustion exists, and the memory leak is CVE
> > worthy.
> Can't say I'm really seeing the relevance of managed
> platforms. Leaks can have impact anywhere. ...

Platforms like Android and Windows Phone behave differently than a
desktop or server. A harmless one-time leak in a desktop or server
becomes a recurring leak on those mobile platforms.

Received on 2021-01-08