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Concurrent Execution using Shared Resource with Improper Synchronization ('Race Condition')


Severity Low
Score 2.1/10


Akfingerd 0.5 and earlier versions allow local users to cause a denial of service (crash) via a .plan with a symlink to /dev/urandom or other device, then disconnecting while data is being transferred, which causes a SIGPIPE error that Akfingerd cannot handle.

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CWE-362 - Race Condition

A race condition occurs in a shared memory program when two threads/processes access the same shared memory data, and at least one thread executes a write operation. This vulnerability manipulates the time to check vs. time to use (TOC/TOU) gap between the threads in the critical section to cause disorientation in the shared data. The impact can vary from compromising the confidentiality of the system to causing the system to crash or to execute arbitrary code.


Advisory Timeline

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