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

CVE-2018-4152

Severity High
Score 7/10

Summary

An issue was discovered in certain Apple products. macOS before 10.13.4 is affected. The issue involves the "Notes" component. A race condition allows attackers to execute arbitrary code in a privileged context via a crafted app.

  • HIGH
  • LOCAL
  • HIGH
  • UNCHANGED
  • REQUIRED
  • NONE
  • HIGH
  • HIGH

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