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CWE CATEGORY: Pointer Issues

Category ID: 465
Status: Draft
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Description Summary

Weaknesses in this category are related to improper handling of pointers.
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NatureTypeIDNameView(s) this relationship pertains toView(s)
ParentOfWeakness BaseWeakness Base466Return of Pointer Value Outside of Expected Range
Development Concepts (primary)699
ParentOfWeakness VariantWeakness Variant467Use of sizeof() on a Pointer Type
Development Concepts (primary)699
ParentOfWeakness BaseWeakness Base468Incorrect Pointer Scaling
Development Concepts (primary)699
ParentOfWeakness BaseWeakness Base469Use of Pointer Subtraction to Determine Size
Development Concepts (primary)699
ParentOfWeakness BaseWeakness Base476NULL Pointer Dereference
Development Concepts699
ParentOfWeakness BaseWeakness Base587Assignment of a Fixed Address to a Pointer
Development Concepts (primary)699
ParentOfWeakness VariantWeakness Variant588Attempt to Access Child of a Non-structure Pointer
Development Concepts (primary)699
ParentOfWeakness VariantWeakness Variant761Free of Pointer not at Start of Buffer
Development Concepts (primary)699
ParentOfWeakness BaseWeakness Base763Release of Invalid Pointer or Reference
Development Concepts699
ParentOfWeakness VariantWeakness Variant781Improper Address Validation in IOCTL with METHOD_NEITHER I/O Control Code
Development Concepts699
ParentOfWeakness BaseWeakness Base822Untrusted Pointer Dereference
Development Concepts699
ParentOfWeakness BaseWeakness Base823Use of Out-of-range Pointer Offset
Development Concepts699
ParentOfWeakness BaseWeakness Base824Access of Uninitialized Pointer
Development Concepts699
ParentOfWeakness BaseWeakness Base825Expired Pointer Dereference
Development Concepts699
MemberOfViewView699Development Concepts
Development Concepts (primary)699
+ Content History
Modifications
Modification DateModifierOrganizationSource
2008-09-08CWE Content TeamMITREInternal
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2010-09-27CWE Content TeamMITREInternal
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2017-01-19CWE Content TeamMITREInternal
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