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

CVE-2013-1935

Severity Medium
Score 5.7/10

Summary

A certain Red Hat patch to the KVM subsystem in the kernel package before 2.6.32-358.11.1.el6 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6 does not properly implement the PV EOI feature, which allows guest OS users to cause a denial of service (host OS crash) by leveraging a time window during which interrupts are disabled but copy_to_user function calls are possible.

  • MEDIUM
  • ADJACENT_NETWORK
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • 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