CWE

Common Weakness Enumeration

A Community-Developed List of Software Weakness Types

CWE/SANS Top 25 Most Dangerous Software Errors
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ID

CWE-237: Improper Handling of Structural Elements

Weakness ID: 237
Abstraction: Base
Status: Incomplete
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+ Description

Description Summary

The software does not handle or incorrectly handles inputs that are related to complex structures.
+ 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 Variant238Improper Handling of Incomplete Structural Elements
Development Concepts (primary)699
Research Concepts (primary)1000
ParentOfWeakness VariantWeakness Variant239Failure to Handle Incomplete Element
Development Concepts (primary)699
Research Concepts (primary)1000
ParentOfWeakness VariantWeakness Variant240Improper Handling of Inconsistent Structural Elements
Development Concepts (primary)699
Research Concepts (primary)1000
+ Taxonomy Mappings
Mapped Taxonomy NameNode IDFitMapped Node Name
PLOVERElement Problems
+ Content History
Submissions
Submission DateSubmitterOrganizationSource
PLOVERExternally Mined
Modifications
Modification DateModifierOrganizationSource
2008-09-08CWE Content TeamMITREInternal
updated Relationships, Taxonomy_Mappings
2009-03-10CWE Content TeamMITREInternal
updated Description, Name
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 Type
2014-07-30CWE Content TeamMITREInternal
updated Relationships
Previous Entry Names
Change DatePrevious Entry Name
2009-03-10Element Problems

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