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ID

CWE-118: Incorrect Access of Indexable Resource ('Range Error')

Weakness ID: 118
Abstraction: Class
Status: Incomplete
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Description Summary

The software does not restrict or incorrectly restricts operations within the boundaries of a resource that is accessed using an index or pointer, such as memory or files.
+ Time of Introduction
  • Architecture and Design
  • Implementation
  • Operation
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+ Common Consequences
ScopeEffect
Other

Technical Impact: Varies by context

+ Relationships
NatureTypeIDNameView(s) this relationship pertains toView(s)
ChildOfCategoryCategory19Data Processing Errors
Weaknesses for Simplified Mapping of Published Vulnerabilities (primary)1003
ChildOfCategoryCategory970SFP Secondary Cluster: Faulty Buffer Access
Software Fault Pattern (SFP) Clusters (primary)888
ParentOfWeakness ClassWeakness Class119Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer
Research Concepts (primary)1000
Weaknesses for Simplified Mapping of Published Vulnerabilities (primary)1003
MemberOfViewView1000Research Concepts
Research Concepts (primary)1000
+ Taxonomy Mappings
Mapped Taxonomy NameNode IDFitMapped Node Name
Software Fault PatternsSFP8Faulty Buffer Access
+ Content History
Modifications
Modification DateModifierOrganizationSource
2008-07-01Eric DalciCigitalExternal
updated Time_of_Introduction
2008-09-08CWE Content TeamMITREInternal
updated Description, Name, Relationships
2009-03-10CWE Content TeamMITREInternal
updated Description
2009-05-27CWE Content TeamMITREInternal
updated Name
2009-10-29CWE Content TeamMITREInternal
updated Relationships
2010-02-16CWE Content TeamMITREInternal
updated Relationships
2011-06-01CWE Content TeamMITREInternal
updated Common_Consequences
2011-06-27CWE Content TeamMITREInternal
updated Common_Consequences
2012-05-11CWE Content TeamMITREInternal
updated Relationships
2014-07-30CWE Content TeamMITREInternal
updated Relationships, Taxonomy_Mappings
2015-12-07CWE Content TeamMITREInternal
updated Relationships
2017-05-03CWE Content TeamMITREInternal
updated Name, Relationships
Previous Entry Names
Change DatePrevious Entry Name
2008-09-09Range Errors
2009-05-27Improper Access of Indexable Resource (aka 'Range Error')
2017-05-03Improper Access of Indexable Resource ('Range Error')

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