Unlock of a Resource that is not Locked

The product attempts to unlock a resource that is not locked.


Depending on the locking functionality, an unlock of a non-locked resource might cause memory corruption or other modification to the resource (or its associated metadata that is used for tracking locks).

See Also

Comprehensive Categorization: Concurrency

Weaknesses in this category are related to concurrency.

Resource Locking Problems

Weaknesses in this category are related to improper handling of locks that are used to control access to resources.

Comprehensive CWE Dictionary

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Weakness Base Elements

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