DescriptionMemory leak in libmcrypt before 2.5.5 allows attackers to cause a denial of service (memory exhaustion) via a large number of requests to the application, which causes libmcrypt to dynamically load algorithms via libtool.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

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Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
libmcrypt (PTS)buster, sid, jessie, stretch2.5.8-3.3fixed

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