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

CVE-2012-6095

Severity Low
Score 1.2/10

Summary

ProFTPD before 1.3.5rc1, when using the UserOwner directive, allows local users to modify the ownership of arbitrary files via a race condition and a symlink attack on the (1) MKD or (2) XMKD commands.

  • HIGH
  • LOCAL
  • NONE
  • PARTIAL
  • NONE
  • NONE

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