Detection of file-based race conditions

  title={Detection of file-based race conditions},
  author={Kyung-suk Lhee and Steve J. Chapin},
  journal={International Journal of Information Security},
Multiprocessing environments such as Unix are susceptible to race conditions on the file space, since processes share files in the system. A process accessing a file may get unexpected results while executing in a critical section if the binding between the file name and the file object is altered by another process. Such errors, called time-of-check-to-time-of-use (TOCTTOU) binding flaws, are among the most prevalent security flaws. This paper presents a model that detects TOCTTOU binding… CONTINUE READING
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