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Time-of-check Time-of-use (TOCTOU) Race Condition

CVE-2020-9921

Severity High
Score 7/10

Summary

A memory corruption issue was addressed with improved memory handling. This issue is fixed in macOS Catalina 10.15.6. A malicious application may be able to execute arbitrary code with system privileges.

  • HIGH
  • LOCAL
  • HIGH
  • UNCHANGED
  • NONE
  • LOW
  • HIGH
  • HIGH

CWE-367 - Time-of-check Time-of-use (TOCTOU) Race Condition

The software checks the state of a resource before using that resource, but the resource's state can change between the check and the use in a way that invalidates the results of the check. This can cause the software to perform invalid actions when the resource is in an unexpected state.

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Advisory Timeline

  • Published