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


Severity Medium
Score 5.8/10


In FreeBSD 12.1-STABLE before r356908, 12.1-RELEASE before p5, 11.3-STABLE before r356908, and 11.3-RELEASE before p9, a race condition in the cryptodev module permitted a data structure in the kernel to be used after it was freed, allowing an unprivileged process can overwrite arbitrary kernel memory.

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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

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