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

CVE-2021-0320

Severity Medium
Score 4.7/10

Summary

In is_device_locked and set_device_locked of keystore_keymaster_enforcement.h, there is a possible bypass of lockscreen requirements for keyguard bound keys due to a race condition. This could lead to local information disclosure with no additional execution privileges needed. User interaction is not needed for exploitation. Product: Android; Versions: Android-10, Android-11; Android ID: A-169933423.

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

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Advisory Timeline

  • Published