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CWE - 365 : Race Condition in Switch

CWE Definition http://cwe.mitre.org/data/definitions/365.html
Number of vulnerabilities: 0
Description The code contains a switch statement in which the switched variable can be modified while the switch is still executing, resulting in unexpected behavior.
Background Details
Other Notes This issue is particularly important in the case of switch statements that involve fall-through style case statements -- ie., those which do not end with break. If the variable which we are switching on change in the course of execution, the actions carried out may place the state of the process in a contradictory state or even result in memory corruption. For this reason, it is important to ensure that all variables involved in switch statements are locked before the statement starts and are unlocked when the statement ends.

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