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

CVE-2020-10845

Severity Medium
Score 6.4/10

Summary

An issue was discovered on Samsung mobile devices with O(8.x), P(9.0), and Q(10.0) software. There is a race condition leading to a use-after-free in MTP. The Samsung ID is SVE-2019-16520 (February 2020).

  • HIGH
  • PHYSICAL
  • HIGH
  • UNCHANGED
  • NONE
  • 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