Incorrect Synchronization

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


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.

See Also

Concurrency Issues

Weaknesses in this category are related to concurrent use of shared resources.

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