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ID

CWE-75: Failure to Sanitize Special Elements into a Different Plane (Special Element Injection)

Weakness ID: 75
Abstraction: Class
Status: Draft
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+ Description

Description Summary

The software does not adequately filter user-controlled input for special elements with control implications.
+ Time of Introduction
  • Architecture and Design
  • Implementation
+ Applicable Platforms

Languages

All

+ Common Consequences
ScopeEffect
Integrity
Confidentiality
Availability

Technical Impact: Modify application data; Execute unauthorized code or commands

+ Potential Mitigations

Phase: Requirements

Programming languages and supporting technologies might be chosen which are not subject to these issues.

Phase: Implementation

Utilize an appropriate mix of whitelist and blacklist parsing to filter special element syntax from all input.

+ Relationships
NatureTypeIDNameView(s) this relationship pertains toView(s)
ChildOfWeakness ClassWeakness Class74Improper Neutralization of Special Elements in Output Used by a Downstream Component ('Injection')
Development Concepts (primary)699
Research Concepts (primary)1000
ChildOfCategoryCategory990SFP Secondary Cluster: Tainted Input to Command
Software Fault Pattern (SFP) Clusters (primary)888
ParentOfWeakness BaseWeakness Base76Improper Neutralization of Equivalent Special Elements
Development Concepts (primary)699
Research Concepts (primary)1000
+ Taxonomy Mappings
Mapped Taxonomy NameNode IDFitMapped Node Name
PLOVERSpecial Element Injection
+ Content History
Submissions
Submission DateSubmitterOrganizationSource
PLOVERExternally Mined
Modifications
Modification DateModifierOrganizationSource
2008-07-01Eric DalciCigitalExternal
updated Time_of_Introduction
2008-09-08CWE Content TeamMITREInternal
updated Relationships, Taxonomy_Mappings
2010-12-13CWE Content TeamMITREInternal
updated Description
2011-06-01CWE Content TeamMITREInternal
updated Common_Consequences
2012-05-11CWE Content TeamMITREInternal
updated Relationships
2012-10-30CWE Content TeamMITREInternal
updated Potential_Mitigations
2014-07-30CWE Content TeamMITREInternal
updated Relationships
2017-05-03CWE Content TeamMITREInternal
updated Potential_Mitigations, Related_Attack_Patterns
Previous Entry Names
Change DatePrevious Entry Name
2008-04-11Special Element Injection

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