Missing Lock Check
Weakness ID: 414 (Weakness Base)Status: Draft
+ 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



+ Observed Examples
CVE-2004-1056Product does not properly check if a lock is present, allowing other attackers to access functionality.
+ Potential Mitigations

Implement a reliable lock mechanism.

+ Relationships
NatureTypeIDNameView(s) this relationship pertains toView(s)
ChildOfCategoryCategory411Resource Locking Problems
Development Concepts (primary)699
ChildOfWeakness BaseWeakness Base667Insufficient Locking
Research Concepts (primary)1000
+ Taxonomy Mappings
Mapped Taxonomy NameNode IDFitMapped Node Name
PLOVERMissing Lock Check
+ Content History
Submission DateSubmitterOrganizationSource
PLOVERExternally Mined
Modification DateModifierOrganizationSource
2008-07-01Eric DalciCigitalExternal
updated Potential Mitigations, Time of Introduction
2008-09-08CWE Content TeamMITREInternal
updated Relationships, Taxonomy Mappings