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


Severity High
Score 10/10


Cisco Wireless LAN Controller (WLC) devices 7.4 before distribute Aironet IOS software with a race condition in the status of the administrative HTTP server, which allows remote attackers to bypass intended access restrictions by connecting to an Aironet access point on which this server had been disabled ineffectively, aka Bug ID CSCuf66202.

  • LOW
  • 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.


Advisory Timeline

  • Published