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ID

CWE-419: Unprotected Primary Channel

Weakness ID: 419
Abstraction: Base
Status: Draft
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+ Description

Description Summary

The software uses a primary channel for administration or restricted functionality, but it does not properly protect the channel.
+ Time of Introduction
  • Architecture and Design
  • Implementation
+ Applicable Platforms

Languages

Language-independent

+ Common Consequences
ScopeEffect
Access Control

Technical Impact: Gain privileges / assume identity; Bypass protection mechanism

+ Potential Mitigations

Phase: Architecture and Design

Do not expose administrative functionnality on the user UI.

Phase: Architecture and Design

Protect the administrative/restricted functionality with a strong authentication mechanism.

+ Relationships
NatureTypeIDNameView(s) this relationship pertains toView(s)
ChildOfCategoryCategory418Channel Errors
Development Concepts (primary)699
ChildOfWeakness ClassWeakness Class923Improper Restriction of Communication Channel to Intended Endpoints
Research Concepts (primary)1000
ChildOfCategoryCategory956SFP Secondary Cluster: Channel Attack
Software Fault Pattern (SFP) Clusters (primary)888
+ Taxonomy Mappings
Mapped Taxonomy NameNode IDFitMapped Node Name
PLOVERUnprotected Primary Channel
+ Content History
Submissions
Submission DateSubmitterOrganizationSource
PLOVERExternally Mined
Modifications
Modification DateModifierOrganizationSource
2008-07-01Eric DalciCigitalExternal
updated Potential_Mitigations, Time_of_Introduction
2008-09-08CWE Content TeamMITREInternal
updated Relationships, Taxonomy_Mappings
2010-12-13CWE Content TeamMITREInternal
updated Related_Attack_Patterns
2011-06-01CWE Content TeamMITREInternal
updated Common_Consequences
2012-05-11CWE Content TeamMITREInternal
updated Relationships
2012-10-30CWE Content TeamMITREInternal
updated Potential_Mitigations
2013-07-17CWE Content TeamMITREInternal
updated Applicable_Platforms, Relationships
2014-07-30CWE Content TeamMITREInternal
updated Relationships

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