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Incorrect Synchronization

ID: 821Date: (C)2012-05-14   (M)2012-11-08
Type: weaknessStatus: INCOMPLETE
Abstraction Type: Base





Description

The software utilizes a shared resource in a concurrent manner but it does not correctly synchronize access to the resource.

Extended Description

If access to a shared resource is not correctly synchronized, then the resource may not be in a state that is expected by the software. This might lead to unexpected or insecure behaviors, especially if an attacker can influence the shared resource.

Applicable Platforms
None

Common Consequences

ScopeTechnical ImpactNotes
Integrity
Confidentiality
Other
 
Modify application data
Read application data
Alter execution logic
 
 

Detection Methods
None

Potential Mitigations
None

Relationships

Related CWETypeViewChain
CWE-821 ChildOf CWE-662 Weakness CWE-1000
CWE-699 
 

Demonstrative Examples
None

White Box Definitions
None

Black Box Definitions
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Taxynomy Mappings
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References:
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