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ID

CWE-229: Improper Handling of Values

Weakness ID: 229
Abstraction: Base
Status: Incomplete
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+ Description

Description Summary

The software does not properly handle when the expected number of values for parameters, fields, or arguments is not provided in input, or if those values are undefined.
+ Time of Introduction
  • Architecture and Design
  • Implementation
+ Common Consequences
ScopeEffect
Integrity

Technical Impact: Unexpected state

+ Relationships
NatureTypeIDNameView(s) this relationship pertains toView(s)
ChildOfWeakness ClassWeakness Class228Improper Handling of Syntactically Invalid Structure
Development Concepts (primary)699
Research Concepts (primary)1000
ChildOfCategoryCategory993SFP Secondary Cluster: Incorrect Input Handling
Software Fault Pattern (SFP) Clusters (primary)888
ParentOfWeakness VariantWeakness Variant230Improper Handling of Missing Values
Development Concepts (primary)699
Research Concepts (primary)1000
ParentOfWeakness VariantWeakness Variant231Improper Handling of Extra Values
Development Concepts (primary)699
Research Concepts (primary)1000
ParentOfWeakness VariantWeakness Variant232Improper Handling of Undefined Values
Development Concepts (primary)699
Research Concepts (primary)1000
+ Content History
Modifications
Modification DateModifierOrganizationSource
2008-07-01Eric DalciCigitalExternal
updated Time_of_Introduction
2008-09-08CWE Content TeamMITREInternal
updated Relationships
2009-03-10CWE Content TeamMITREInternal
updated Description
2011-06-01CWE Content TeamMITREInternal
updated Common_Consequences
2011-06-27CWE Content TeamMITREInternal
updated Common_Consequences
2012-05-11CWE Content TeamMITREInternal
updated Relationships
2013-07-17CWE Content TeamMITREInternal
updated Description, Type
2014-07-30CWE Content TeamMITREInternal
updated Relationships
Previous Entry Names
Change DatePrevious Entry Name
2008-04-11Value Problems

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