October 23, 2001

Security holes - part V

Author: JT Smith

Linux Focus: "This fifth article of our series is dedicated to security problems
related to multitasking. A race condition occurs when different
processes use the same resource (file, device, memory) at the same
time and each one "believes" it has exclusive access. This leads to
difficult to detect bugs and also to security holes that can
compromise a system's global security."


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