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CWE CATEGORY: Signal Errors

Category ID: 387
Status: Incomplete
+ Summary
Weaknesses in this category are related to the improper handling of signals.
+ Membership
MemberOfCategoryCategory - a CWE entry that contains a set of other entries that share a common characteristic.3617PK - Time and State
HasMemberBaseBase - a weakness that is described in an abstract fashion, but with sufficient details to infer specific methods for detection and prevention. More general than a Variant weakness, but more specific than a Class weakness.364Signal Handler Race Condition
+ Notes


Several sub-categories could exist, but this needs more study. Some sub-categories might be unhandled signals, untrusted signals, and sending the wrong signals.
+ Content History
Submission DateSubmitterOrganization
Modification DateModifierOrganization
2008-09-08CWE Content TeamMITRE
updated Applicable_Platforms, Description, Maintenance_Notes, Relationships, Observed_Example, Other_Notes, Taxonomy_Mappings, Type
2009-07-27CWE Content TeamMITRE
updated Observed_Examples
2009-12-28CWE Content TeamMITRE
updated Other_Notes
2017-11-08CWE Content TeamMITRE
updated Affected_Resources, Applicable_Platforms, Observed_Examples, Relationships
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