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

CVE-2009-0784

Severity Medium
Score 6.3/10

Summary

Race condition in the SystemTap stap tool 0.0.20080705 and 0.0.20090314 allows local users in the stapusr group to insert arbitrary SystemTap kernel modules and gain privileges via unknown vectors.

  • MEDIUM
  • LOCAL
  • NONE
  • COMPLETE
  • NONE
  • COMPLETE

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.

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Advisory Timeline

  • Published