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ID

CWE-552: Files or Directories Accessible to External Parties

Weakness ID: 552
Abstraction: Base
Status: Draft
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+ Description

Description Summary

Files or directories are accessible in the environment that should not be.
+ Time of Introduction
  • Implementation
  • Operation
+ Common Consequences
ScopeEffect
Confidentiality
Integrity

Technical Impact: Read files or directories; Modify files or directories

+ Relationships
NatureTypeIDNameView(s) this relationship pertains toView(s)
ChildOfCategoryCategory632Weaknesses that Affect Files or Directories
Resource-specific Weaknesses (primary)631
ChildOfWeakness ClassWeakness Class668Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere
Development Concepts (primary)699
Research Concepts (primary)1000
Weaknesses for Simplified Mapping of Published Vulnerabilities (primary)1003
ChildOfCategoryCategory731OWASP Top Ten 2004 Category A10 - Insecure Configuration Management
Weaknesses in OWASP Top Ten (2004) (primary)711
ChildOfCategoryCategory743CERT C Secure Coding Section 09 - Input Output (FIO)
Weaknesses Addressed by the CERT C Secure Coding Standard (primary)734
ChildOfCategoryCategory815OWASP Top Ten 2010 Category A6 - Security Misconfiguration
Weaknesses in OWASP Top Ten (2010) (primary)809
ChildOfCategoryCategory877CERT C++ Secure Coding Section 09 - Input Output (FIO)
Weaknesses Addressed by the CERT C++ Secure Coding Standard (primary)868
ChildOfCategoryCategory963SFP Secondary Cluster: Exposed Data
Software Fault Pattern (SFP) Clusters (primary)888
ParentOfWeakness VariantWeakness Variant527Exposure of CVS Repository to an Unauthorized Control Sphere
Development Concepts699
Research Concepts1000
ParentOfWeakness VariantWeakness Variant528Exposure of Core Dump File to an Unauthorized Control Sphere
Development Concepts699
Research Concepts1000
ParentOfWeakness VariantWeakness Variant529Exposure of Access Control List Files to an Unauthorized Control Sphere
Development Concepts699
Research Concepts1000
ParentOfWeakness VariantWeakness Variant530Exposure of Backup File to an Unauthorized Control Sphere
Research Concepts1000
ParentOfWeakness VariantWeakness Variant532Information Exposure Through Log Files
Development Concepts699
Research Concepts1000
ParentOfWeakness VariantWeakness Variant540Information Exposure Through Source Code
Development Concepts699
Research Concepts1000
ParentOfWeakness VariantWeakness Variant548Information Exposure Through Directory Listing
Research Concepts1000
ParentOfWeakness VariantWeakness Variant553Command Shell in Externally Accessible Directory
Development Concepts (primary)699
Research Concepts (primary)1000
+ Affected Resources
  • File/Directory
+ Taxonomy Mappings
Mapped Taxonomy NameNode IDFitMapped Node Name
OWASP Top Ten 2004A10CWE More SpecificInsecure Configuration Management
CERT C Secure CodingFIO15-CEnsure that file operations are performed in a secure directory
CERT C++ Secure CodingFIO15-CPPEnsure that file operations are performed in a secure directory
+ Content History
Modifications
Modification DateModifierOrganizationSource
2008-07-01Eric DalciCigitalExternal
updated Time_of_Introduction
2008-08-15VeracodeExternal
Suggested OWASP Top Ten 2004 mapping
2008-09-08CWE Content TeamMITREInternal
updated Relationships, Taxonomy_Mappings
2008-11-24CWE Content TeamMITREInternal
updated Relationships, Taxonomy_Mappings
2009-07-27CWE Content TeamMITREInternal
updated Relationships
2010-09-09VeracodeExternal
Suggested OWASP Top Ten mapping
2010-09-27CWE Content TeamMITREInternal
updated Relationships
2011-06-01CWE Content TeamMITREInternal
updated Common_Consequences
2011-09-13CWE Content TeamMITREInternal
updated Relationships, Taxonomy_Mappings
2012-05-11CWE Content TeamMITREInternal
updated Relationships
2014-07-30CWE Content TeamMITREInternal
updated Relationships
2015-12-07CWE Content TeamMITREInternal
updated Relationships
2017-01-19CWE Content TeamMITREInternal
updated Relationships
Previous Entry Names
Change DatePrevious Entry Name
2008-04-11Errant Files or Directories Accessible

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