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CWE CATEGORY: CERT C Secure Coding (2008 Version) Section 05 - Floating Point (FLP)

Category ID: 739
Status: Incomplete
+ Summary
Weaknesses in this category are related to rules in the floating point section of the CERT C Secure Coding Standard, as published in 2008. Since not all rules map to specific weaknesses, this category may be incomplete.
+ Membership
NatureTypeIDName
MemberOfViewView - a subset of CWE entries that provides a way of examining CWE content. The two main view structures are Slices (flat lists) and Graphs (containing relationships between entries).734Weaknesses Addressed by the CERT C Secure Coding Standard (2008 Version)
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.369Divide By Zero
HasMemberClassClass - a weakness that is described in a very abstract fashion, typically independent of any specific language or technology. More general than a Base weakness.681Incorrect Conversion between Numeric Types
HasMemberClassClass - a weakness that is described in a very abstract fashion, typically independent of any specific language or technology. More general than a Base weakness.682Incorrect Calculation
HasMemberVariantVariant - a weakness that is described at a very low level of detail, typically limited to a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness.686Function Call With Incorrect Argument Type
+ Notes

Relationship

In the 2008 version of the CERT C Secure Coding standard, the following rules were mapped to the following CWE IDs:

  • CWE-369 FLP03-C Detect and handle floating point errors
  • CWE-681 FLP33-C Convert integers to floating point for floating point operations
  • CWE-681 FLP34-C Ensure that floating point conversions are within range of the new type
  • CWE-682 FLP32-C Prevent or detect domain and range errors in math functions
  • CWE-682 FLP33-C Convert integers to floating point for floating point operations
  • CWE-686 FLP31-C Do not call functions expecting real values with complex values
+ References
+ Content History
Submissions
Submission DateSubmitterOrganization
2008-11-24CWE Content TeamMITRE
Modifications
Modification DateModifierOrganization
2017-11-08CWE Content TeamMITRE
updated Description, Name, References, Relationship_Notes
Previous Entry Names
Change DatePrevious Entry Name
2017-11-08CERT C Secure Coding Section 05 - Floating Point (FLP)

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