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CWE CATEGORY: UNIX Path Link Problems

Category ID: 60
Status: Draft
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Description Summary

Weaknesses in this category are related to improper handling of links within Unix-based operating systems.
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NatureTypeIDNameView(s) this relationship pertains toView(s)
ChildOfWeakness BaseWeakness Base59Improper Link Resolution Before File Access ('Link Following')
Development Concepts (primary)699
ChildOfCategoryCategory632Weaknesses that Affect Files or Directories
Resource-specific Weaknesses (primary)631
ParentOfCompound Element: CompositeCompound Element: Composite61UNIX Symbolic Link (Symlink) Following
Resource-specific Weaknesses (primary)631
Development Concepts (primary)699
ParentOfWeakness VariantWeakness Variant62UNIX Hard Link
Resource-specific Weaknesses (primary)631
Development Concepts (primary)699
+ Taxonomy Mappings
Mapped Taxonomy NameNode IDFitMapped Node Name
PLOVERUNIX Path Link problems
+ Content History
Submissions
Submission DateSubmitterOrganizationSource
PLOVERExternally Mined
Modifications
Modification DateModifierOrganizationSource
2008-09-08CWE Content TeamMITREInternal
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