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ID

CWE-414: Missing Lock Check

Weakness ID: 414
Abstraction: Base
Status: Draft
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+ Description

Description Summary

A product does not check to see if a lock is present before performing sensitive operations on a resource.
+ Time of Introduction
  • Architecture and Design
  • Implementation
+ Applicable Platforms

Languages

All

+ Common Consequences
ScopeEffect
Integrity
Availability

Technical Impact: Modify application data; DoS: instability; DoS: crash / exit / restart

+ Observed Examples
ReferenceDescription
Product does not properly check if a lock is present, allowing other attackers to access functionality.
+ Potential Mitigations

Phases: Architecture and Design; Implementation

Implement a reliable lock mechanism.

+ Relationships
NatureTypeIDNameView(s) this relationship pertains toView(s)
ChildOfCategoryCategory411Resource Locking Problems
Development Concepts (primary)699
ChildOfWeakness BaseWeakness Base667Improper Locking
Research Concepts (primary)1000
ChildOfCategoryCategory986SFP Secondary Cluster: Missing Lock
Software Fault Pattern (SFP) Clusters (primary)888
+ Taxonomy Mappings
Mapped Taxonomy NameNode IDFitMapped Node Name
PLOVERMissing Lock Check
Software Fault PatternsSFP19Missing Lock
+ Content History
Submissions
Submission DateSubmitterOrganizationSource
PLOVERExternally Mined
Modifications
Modification DateModifierOrganizationSource
2008-07-01Eric DalciCigitalExternal
updated Potential_Mitigations, Time_of_Introduction
2008-09-08CWE Content TeamMITREInternal
updated Relationships, Taxonomy_Mappings
2011-06-01CWE Content TeamMITREInternal
updated Common_Consequences
2012-05-11CWE Content TeamMITREInternal
updated Relationships
2012-10-30CWE Content TeamMITREInternal
updated Potential_Mitigations
2014-07-30CWE Content TeamMITREInternal
updated Relationships, Taxonomy_Mappings

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