RUSTSEC-2020-0045

bespoke Cell implementation allows obtaining several mutable references to the same data

Issued
Package
actix-utils (crates.io)
Type
Unsound
Categories
  • memory-corruption
Aliases
Details
https://github.com/actix/actix-net/issues/160
Patched
  • >=2.0.0

Description

The custom implementation of a Cell primitive in the affected versions of this crate does not keep track of mutable references to the underlying data.

This allows obtaining several mutable references to the same object which may result in arbitrary memory corruption, most likely use-after-free.

The flaw was corrected by switching from a bespoke Cell<T> implementation to Rc<RefCell<T>>.

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