Title : Study of race condition: A privilege escalation vulnerability


Authors : Farah, T., Shelim, R., Zaman, M., Hassan, Md.M., Alam, D

Abstract : The Race condition is a privilege vulnerability that manipulates the small window of time between appliance of a security control and use of services in a system. This vulnerability is a result of interferences caused by multiple threads running in the system and sharing the same resources. These processes might include trusted process such as operating system files and untrusted processes. The race conditions vulnerability is one of the more common in UNIX-like systems, where directories /tmp and /var/tmp are shared between threads. A study of Race condition vulnerability is presented in this paper. Though Race condition could be found in various systems, this paper focuses on UNIX-like systems only.


Journal : Volume : Year : 2017 Issue :
Pages : pp. 100-105. City : Edition : 2 Editors :
Publisher : International Institute of Informatics and Cybernetics ISBN : Book : Chapter :
Proceeding Title : Proceedings of the 21st World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics: WMSCI 2017 Institution : Issuer : Number :