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CWE VIEW: Research Concepts

View ID: 1000
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+ Objective
This view is intended to facilitate research into weaknesses, including their inter-dependencies, and can be leveraged to systematically identify theoretical gaps within CWE. It is mainly organized according to abstractions of behaviors instead of how they can be detected, where they appear in code, and when they are introduced in the development life cycle.
+ Audience
StakeholderDescription
Academic ResearchersAcademic researchers can use the high-level classes that lack a significant number of children to identify potential areas for future research.
Vulnerability AnalystsThose who perform vulnerability discovery/analysis use this view to identify related weaknesses that might be leveraged by following relationships between higher-level classes and bases.
Assessment Tool VendorsAssessment vendors often use this view to help identify additional weaknesses that a tool may be able to detect as the relationships are more aligned with a tool's technical capabilities.
+ Relationships
The following graph shows the tree-like relationships between weaknesses that exist at different levels of abstraction. At the highest level, categories and pillars exist to group weaknesses. Categories (which are not technically weaknesses) are special CWE entries used to group weaknesses that share a common characteristic. Pillars are weaknesses that are described in the most abstract fashion. Below these top-level entries are weaknesses are varying levels of abstraction. Classes are still very abstract, typically independent of any specific language or technology. Base level weaknesses are used to present a more specific type of weakness. A variant is a weakness that is described at a very low level of detail, typically limited to a specific language or technology. A chain is a set of weaknesses that must be reachable consecutively in order to produce an exploitable vulnerability. While a composite is a set of weaknesses that must all be present simultaneously in order to produce an exploitable vulnerability.
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1000 - Research Concepts
+PillarPillar - a weakness that is the most abstract type of weakness and represents a theme for all class/base/variant weaknesses related to it. A Pillar is different from a Category as a Pillar is still technically a type of weakness that describes a mistake, while a Category represents a common characteristic used to group related things.Improper Access Control - (284)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control)
The software does not restrict or incorrectly restricts access to a resource from an unauthorized actor.Authorization
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Exposed Chip Debug and or Test Interface With Insufficient Access Control - (1191)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 1191 (Exposed Chip Debug and or Test Interface With Insufficient Access Control)
The chip does not implement or does not correctly enforce access control on the debug/test interface, thus allowing an attacker to exercise the debug/test interface to access a portion of the chip internal registers that typically would not be exposed.
+BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Insufficient Granularity of Access Control - (1220)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 1220 (Insufficient Granularity of Access Control)
The product implements access controls via a policy or other feature with the intention to disable or restrict accesses (reads and/or writes) to assets in a system from untrusted agents. However, implemented access controls lack required granularity, which renders the control policy too broad because it allows accesses from unauthorized agents to the security-sensitive assets.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Insufficient Granularity of Address Regions Protected by Register Locks - (1222)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 1220 (Insufficient Granularity of Access Control) > 1222 (Insufficient Granularity of Address Regions Protected by Register Locks)
The product defines a large address region protected from modification by the same register lock control bit. This results in a conflict between the functional requirement that some addresses need to be writable by software during operation and the security requirement that the system configuration lock bit must be set during the boot process.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Improper Restriction of Write-Once Bit Fields - (1224)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 1224 (Improper Restriction of Write-Once Bit Fields)
The hardware design control register "sticky bits" or write-once bit fields are improperly implemented, such that they can be reprogrammed by software.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Improper Implementation of Lock Protection Registers - (1231)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 1231 (Improper Implementation of Lock Protection Registers)
The product incorrectly implements register lock bit protection features such that protected controls can be programmed even after the lock has been set.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Inclusion of Undocumented Features or Chicken Bits - (1242)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 1242 (Inclusion of Undocumented Features or Chicken Bits)
The chip includes chicken bits or undocumented features that can create entry points for unauthorized actors.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.CPU Hardware Not Configured to Support Exclusivity of Write and Execute Operations - (1252)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 1252 (CPU Hardware Not Configured to Support Exclusivity of Write and Execute Operations)
The CPU is not configured to provide hardware support for exclusivity of write and execute operations on memory. This allows an attacker to execute data from all of memory.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Hardware Features Enable Physical Attacks from Software - (1256)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 1256 (Hardware Features Enable Physical Attacks from Software)
Software-controllable device functionality such as power and clock management permits unauthorized corruption of bits.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Improper Access Control Applied to Mirrored or Aliased Memory Regions - (1257)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 1257 (Improper Access Control Applied to Mirrored or Aliased Memory Regions)
Aliased or mirrored memory regions in hardware designs may have inconsistent read/write permissions enforced by hardware. In this way, it could be possible that an untrusted agent is blocked from accessing a memory region but is not blocked from accessing the corresponding aliased memory region.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Improper Protection of Security Identifiers - (1259)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 1259 (Improper Protection of Security Identifiers)
The product implements a Security Identifier mechanism to differentiate what actions are allowed or disallowed when a transaction originates from an entity. However, the Security Identifiers are improperly protected.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Improper Handling of Overlap Between Protected Memory Ranges - (1260)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 1260 (Improper Handling of Overlap Between Protected Memory Ranges)
The product allows address regions to overlap, which can result in the bypassing of intended memory protection.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Register Interface Allows Software Access to Sensitive Data or Security Settings - (1262)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 1262 (Register Interface Allows Software Access to Sensitive Data or Security Settings)
Memory-mapped registers provide access to hardware functionality from software and if not properly secured can result in loss of confidentiality and integrity.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Policy Uses Obsolete Encoding - (1267)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 1267 (Policy Uses Obsolete Encoding)
The product uses an obsolete encoding mechanism to implement access controls.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Agents Included in Control Policy are not Contained in Less-Privileged Policy - (1268)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 1268 (Agents Included in Control Policy are not Contained in Less-Privileged Policy)
The product's hardware-enforced access control for a particular resource improperly accounts for privilege discrepancies between control and write policies.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Generation of Incorrect Security Identifiers - (1270)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 1270 (Generation of Incorrect Security Identifiers)
The product implements a Security Identifier mechanism to differentiate what actions are allowed or disallowed when a transaction originates from an entity. However, the Security Identifiers generated in the system are incorrect.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Insufficient Protections on the Volatile Memory Containing Boot Code - (1274)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 1274 (Insufficient Protections on the Volatile Memory Containing Boot Code)
The protections on the product's non-volatile memory containing boot code are insufficient to prevent the bypassing of secure boot or the execution of an untrusted, boot code chosen by an adversary.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Sensitive Cookie with Improper SameSite Attribute - (1275)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 1275 (Sensitive Cookie with Improper SameSite Attribute)
The SameSite attribute for sensitive cookies is not set, or an insecure value is used.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Hardware Block Incorrectly Connected to Larger System - (1276)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 1276 (Hardware Block Incorrectly Connected to Larger System)
Signals between a hardware IP and the larger system design are incorrectly connected.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Access Control Check Implemented After Asset is Accessed - (1280)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 1280 (Access Control Check Implemented After Asset is Accessed)
A product's hardware-based access control check occurs after the asset has been accessed.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Mutable Attestation or Measurement Reporting Data - (1283)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 1283 (Mutable Attestation or Measurement Reporting Data)
The register contents used for attestation or measurement reporting data to verify boot flow are modifiable by an adversary.
+ClassClass - a weakness that is described in a very abstract fashion, typically independent of any specific language or technology. More specific than a Pillar Weakness, but more general than a Base Weakness. Class level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 1 or 2 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, and resource.Improper Privilege Management - (269)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 269 (Improper Privilege Management)
The software does not properly assign, modify, track, or check privileges for an actor, creating an unintended sphere of control for that actor.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Execution with Unnecessary Privileges - (250)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 269 (Improper Privilege Management) > 250 (Execution with Unnecessary Privileges)
The software performs an operation at a privilege level that is higher than the minimum level required, which creates new weaknesses or amplifies the consequences of other weaknesses.
+BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Incorrect Privilege Assignment - (266)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 269 (Improper Privilege Management) > 266 (Incorrect Privilege Assignment)
A product incorrectly assigns a privilege to a particular actor, creating an unintended sphere of control for that actor.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Use of Web Link to Untrusted Target with window.opener Access - (1022)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 269 (Improper Privilege Management) > 266 (Incorrect Privilege Assignment) > 1022 (Use of Web Link to Untrusted Target with window.opener Access)
The web application produces links to untrusted external sites outside of its sphere of control, but it does not properly prevent the external site from modifying security-critical properties of the window.opener object, such as the location property.tabnabbing
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource..NET Misconfiguration: Use of Impersonation - (520)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 269 (Improper Privilege Management) > 266 (Incorrect Privilege Assignment) > 520 (.NET Misconfiguration: Use of Impersonation)
Allowing a .NET application to run at potentially escalated levels of access to the underlying operating and file systems can be dangerous and result in various forms of attacks.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.ASP.NET Misconfiguration: Use of Identity Impersonation - (556)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 269 (Improper Privilege Management) > 266 (Incorrect Privilege Assignment) > 556 (ASP.NET Misconfiguration: Use of Identity Impersonation)
Configuring an ASP.NET application to run with impersonated credentials may give the application unnecessary privileges.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.J2EE Misconfiguration: Weak Access Permissions for EJB Methods - (9)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 269 (Improper Privilege Management) > 266 (Incorrect Privilege Assignment) > 9 (J2EE Misconfiguration: Weak Access Permissions for EJB Methods)
If elevated access rights are assigned to EJB methods, then an attacker can take advantage of the permissions to exploit the software system.
+BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Privilege Defined With Unsafe Actions - (267)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 269 (Improper Privilege Management) > 267 (Privilege Defined With Unsafe Actions)
A particular privilege, role, capability, or right can be used to perform unsafe actions that were not intended, even when it is assigned to the correct entity.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Unsafe ActiveX Control Marked Safe For Scripting - (623)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 269 (Improper Privilege Management) > 267 (Privilege Defined With Unsafe Actions) > 623 (Unsafe ActiveX Control Marked Safe For Scripting)
An ActiveX control is intended for restricted use, but it has been marked as safe-for-scripting.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Privilege Chaining - (268)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 269 (Improper Privilege Management) > 268 (Privilege Chaining)
Two distinct privileges, roles, capabilities, or rights can be combined in a way that allows an entity to perform unsafe actions that would not be allowed without that combination.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Privilege Context Switching Error - (270)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 269 (Improper Privilege Management) > 270 (Privilege Context Switching Error)
The software does not properly manage privileges while it is switching between different contexts that have different privileges or spheres of control.
+ClassClass - a weakness that is described in a very abstract fashion, typically independent of any specific language or technology. More specific than a Pillar Weakness, but more general than a Base Weakness. Class level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 1 or 2 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, and resource.Privilege Dropping / Lowering Errors - (271)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 269 (Improper Privilege Management) > 271 (Privilege Dropping / Lowering Errors)
The software does not drop privileges before passing control of a resource to an actor that does not have those privileges.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Least Privilege Violation - (272)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 269 (Improper Privilege Management) > 271 (Privilege Dropping / Lowering Errors) > 272 (Least Privilege Violation)
The elevated privilege level required to perform operations such as chroot() should be dropped immediately after the operation is performed.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Improper Check for Dropped Privileges - (273)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 269 (Improper Privilege Management) > 271 (Privilege Dropping / Lowering Errors) > 273 (Improper Check for Dropped Privileges)
The software attempts to drop privileges but does not check or incorrectly checks to see if the drop succeeded.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Improper Handling of Insufficient Privileges - (274)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 269 (Improper Privilege Management) > 274 (Improper Handling of Insufficient Privileges)
The software does not handle or incorrectly handles when it has insufficient privileges to perform an operation, leading to resultant weaknesses.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Incorrect Use of Privileged APIs - (648)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 269 (Improper Privilege Management) > 648 (Incorrect Use of Privileged APIs)
The application does not conform to the API requirements for a function call that requires extra privileges. This could allow attackers to gain privileges by causing the function to be called incorrectly.
+ClassClass - a weakness that is described in a very abstract fashion, typically independent of any specific language or technology. More specific than a Pillar Weakness, but more general than a Base Weakness. Class level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 1 or 2 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, and resource.Improper Ownership Management - (282)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 282 (Improper Ownership Management)
The software assigns the wrong ownership, or does not properly verify the ownership, of an object or resource.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Unverified Ownership - (283)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 282 (Improper Ownership Management) > 283 (Unverified Ownership)
The software does not properly verify that a critical resource is owned by the proper entity.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Incorrect Ownership Assignment - (708)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 282 (Improper Ownership Management) > 708 (Incorrect Ownership Assignment)
The software assigns an owner to a resource, but the owner is outside of the intended control sphere.
+ClassClass - a weakness that is described in a very abstract fashion, typically independent of any specific language or technology. More specific than a Pillar Weakness, but more general than a Base Weakness. Class level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 1 or 2 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, and resource.Improper Authorization - (285)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 285 (Improper Authorization)
The software does not perform or incorrectly performs an authorization check when an actor attempts to access a resource or perform an action.AuthZ
+BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Exposure of Sensitive Information Through Metadata - (1230)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 285 (Improper Authorization) > 1230 (Exposure of Sensitive Information Through Metadata)
The product prevents direct access to a resource containing sensitive information, but it does not sufficiently limit access to metadata that is derived from the original, sensitive information.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Exposure of Sensitive Information Through Data Queries - (202)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 285 (Improper Authorization) > 1230 (Exposure of Sensitive Information Through Metadata) > 202 (Exposure of Sensitive Information Through Data Queries)
When trying to keep information confidential, an attacker can often infer some of the information by using statistics.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Improper Authorization of Index Containing Sensitive Information - (612)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 285 (Improper Authorization) > 1230 (Exposure of Sensitive Information Through Metadata) > 612 (Improper Authorization of Index Containing Sensitive Information)
The product creates a search index of private or sensitive documents, but it does not properly limit index access to actors who are authorized to see the original information.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Improper Authorization on Physical Debug and Test Interfaces - (1244)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 285 (Improper Authorization) > 1244 (Improper Authorization on Physical Debug and Test Interfaces)
The product's physical debug and test interface protection does not block untrusted agents, resulting in unauthorized access to and potentially control of sensitive assets.
+BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Files or Directories Accessible to External Parties - (552)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 285 (Improper Authorization) > 552 (Files or Directories Accessible to External Parties)
The product makes files or directories accessible to unauthorized actors, even though they should not be.
+VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Storage of File with Sensitive Data Under Web Root - (219)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 285 (Improper Authorization) > 552 (Files or Directories Accessible to External Parties) > 219 (Storage of File with Sensitive Data Under Web Root)
The application stores sensitive data under the web document root with insufficient access control, which might make it accessible to untrusted parties.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Unparsed Raw Web Content Delivery - (433)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 285 (Improper Authorization) > 552 (Files or Directories Accessible to External Parties) > 219 (Storage of File with Sensitive Data Under Web Root) > 433 (Unparsed Raw Web Content Delivery)
The software stores raw content or supporting code under the web document root with an extension that is not specifically handled by the server.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Storage of File With Sensitive Data Under FTP Root - (220)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 285 (Improper Authorization) > 552 (Files or Directories Accessible to External Parties) > 220 (Storage of File With Sensitive Data Under FTP Root)
The application stores sensitive data under the FTP server root with insufficient access control, which might make it accessible to untrusted parties.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Exposure of Version-Control Repository to an Unauthorized Control Sphere - (527)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 285 (Improper Authorization) > 552 (Files or Directories Accessible to External Parties) > 527 (Exposure of Version-Control Repository to an Unauthorized Control Sphere)
The product stores a CVS, git, or other repository in a directory, archive, or other resource that is stored, transferred, or otherwise made accessible to unauthorized actors.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Exposure of Core Dump File to an Unauthorized Control Sphere - (528)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 285 (Improper Authorization) > 552 (Files or Directories Accessible to External Parties) > 528 (Exposure of Core Dump File to an Unauthorized Control Sphere)
The product generates a core dump file in a directory, archive, or other resource that is stored, transferred, or otherwise made accessible to unauthorized actors.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Exposure of Access Control List Files to an Unauthorized Control Sphere - (529)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 285 (Improper Authorization) > 552 (Files or Directories Accessible to External Parties) > 529 (Exposure of Access Control List Files to an Unauthorized Control Sphere)
The product stores access control list files in a directory or other container that is accessible to actors outside of the intended control sphere.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Exposure of Backup File to an Unauthorized Control Sphere - (530)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 285 (Improper Authorization) > 552 (Files or Directories Accessible to External Parties) > 530 (Exposure of Backup File to an Unauthorized Control Sphere)
A backup file is stored in a directory or archive that is made accessible to unauthorized actors.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Use of Persistent Cookies Containing Sensitive Information - (539)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 285 (Improper Authorization) > 552 (Files or Directories Accessible to External Parties) > 539 (Use of Persistent Cookies Containing Sensitive Information)
The web application uses persistent cookies, but the cookies contain sensitive information.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Command Shell in Externally Accessible Directory - (553)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 285 (Improper Authorization) > 552 (Files or Directories Accessible to External Parties) > 553 (Command Shell in Externally Accessible Directory)
A possible shell file exists in /cgi-bin/ or other accessible directories. This is extremely dangerous and can be used by an attacker to execute commands on the web server.
+ClassClass - a weakness that is described in a very abstract fashion, typically independent of any specific language or technology. More specific than a Pillar Weakness, but more general than a Base Weakness. Class level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 1 or 2 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, and resource.Incorrect Permission Assignment for Critical Resource - (732)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 285 (Improper Authorization) > 732 (Incorrect Permission Assignment for Critical Resource)
The product specifies permissions for a security-critical resource in a way that allows that resource to be read or modified by unintended actors.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Sensitive Cookie Without 'HttpOnly' Flag - (1004)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 285 (Improper Authorization) > 732 (Incorrect Permission Assignment for Critical Resource) > 1004 (Sensitive Cookie Without 'HttpOnly' Flag)
The software uses a cookie to store sensitive information, but the cookie is not marked with the HttpOnly flag.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Incorrect Default Permissions - (276)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 285 (Improper Authorization) > 732 (Incorrect Permission Assignment for Critical Resource) > 276 (Incorrect Default Permissions)
The product, upon installation, sets incorrect permissions for an object that exposes it to an unintended actor.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Insecure Inherited Permissions - (277)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 285 (Improper Authorization) > 732 (Incorrect Permission Assignment for Critical Resource) > 277 (Insecure Inherited Permissions)
A product defines a set of insecure permissions that are inherited by objects that are created by the program.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Insecure Preserved Inherited Permissions - (278)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 285 (Improper Authorization) > 732 (Incorrect Permission Assignment for Critical Resource) > 278 (Insecure Preserved Inherited Permissions)
A product inherits a set of insecure permissions for an object, e.g. when copying from an archive file, without user awareness or involvement.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Incorrect Execution-Assigned Permissions - (279)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 285 (Improper Authorization) > 732 (Incorrect Permission Assignment for Critical Resource) > 279 (Incorrect Execution-Assigned Permissions)
While it is executing, the software sets the permissions of an object in a way that violates the intended permissions that have been specified by the user.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Improper Preservation of Permissions - (281)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 285 (Improper Authorization) > 732 (Incorrect Permission Assignment for Critical Resource) > 281 (Improper Preservation of Permissions)
The software does not preserve permissions or incorrectly preserves permissions when copying, restoring, or sharing objects, which can cause them to have less restrictive permissions than intended.
+ClassClass - a weakness that is described in a very abstract fashion, typically independent of any specific language or technology. More specific than a Pillar Weakness, but more general than a Base Weakness. Class level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 1 or 2 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, and resource.Missing Authorization - (862)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 285 (Improper Authorization) > 862 (Missing Authorization)
The software does not perform an authorization check when an actor attempts to access a resource or perform an action.AuthZ
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Direct Request ('Forced Browsing') - (425)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 285 (Improper Authorization) > 862 (Missing Authorization) > 425 (Direct Request ('Forced Browsing'))
The web application does not adequately enforce appropriate authorization on all restricted URLs, scripts, or files.forced browsing
+ClassClass - a weakness that is described in a very abstract fashion, typically independent of any specific language or technology. More specific than a Pillar Weakness, but more general than a Base Weakness. Class level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 1 or 2 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, and resource.Not Using Complete Mediation - (638)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 285 (Improper Authorization) > 862 (Missing Authorization) > 638 (Not Using Complete Mediation)
The software does not perform access checks on a resource every time the resource is accessed by an entity, which can create resultant weaknesses if that entity's rights or privileges change over time.
+ClassClass - a weakness that is described in a very abstract fashion, typically independent of any specific language or technology. More specific than a Pillar Weakness, but more general than a Base Weakness. Class level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 1 or 2 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, and resource.Improper Protection of Alternate Path - (424)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 285 (Improper Authorization) > 862 (Missing Authorization) > 638 (Not Using Complete Mediation) > 424 (Improper Protection of Alternate Path)
The product does not sufficiently protect all possible paths that a user can take to access restricted functionality or resources.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Direct Request ('Forced Browsing') - (425)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 285 (Improper Authorization) > 862 (Missing Authorization) > 638 (Not Using Complete Mediation) > 424 (Improper Protection of Alternate Path) > 425 (Direct Request ('Forced Browsing'))
The web application does not adequately enforce appropriate authorization on all restricted URLs, scripts, or files.forced browsing
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Improper Authorization in Handler for Custom URL Scheme - (939)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 285 (Improper Authorization) > 862 (Missing Authorization) > 939 (Improper Authorization in Handler for Custom URL Scheme)
The software uses a handler for a custom URL scheme, but it does not properly restrict which actors can invoke the handler using the scheme.
+ClassClass - a weakness that is described in a very abstract fashion, typically independent of any specific language or technology. More specific than a Pillar Weakness, but more general than a Base Weakness. Class level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 1 or 2 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, and resource.Incorrect Authorization - (863)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 285 (Improper Authorization) > 863 (Incorrect Authorization)
The software performs an authorization check when an actor attempts to access a resource or perform an action, but it does not correctly perform the check. This allows attackers to bypass intended access restrictions.AuthZ
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Incorrect Behavior Order: Authorization Before Parsing and Canonicalization - (551)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 285 (Improper Authorization) > 863 (Incorrect Authorization) > 551 (Incorrect Behavior Order: Authorization Before Parsing and Canonicalization)
If a web server does not fully parse requested URLs before it examines them for authorization, it may be possible for an attacker to bypass authorization protection.
+BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Authorization Bypass Through User-Controlled Key - (639)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 285 (Improper Authorization) > 863 (Incorrect Authorization) > 639 (Authorization Bypass Through User-Controlled Key)
The system's authorization functionality does not prevent one user from gaining access to another user's data or record by modifying the key value identifying the data.Insecure Direct Object Reference / IDORHorizontal Authorization
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Authorization Bypass Through User-Controlled SQL Primary Key - (566)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 285 (Improper Authorization) > 863 (Incorrect Authorization) > 639 (Authorization Bypass Through User-Controlled Key) > 566 (Authorization Bypass Through User-Controlled SQL Primary Key)
The software uses a database table that includes records that should not be accessible to an actor, but it executes a SQL statement with a primary key that can be controlled by that actor.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Use of Non-Canonical URL Paths for Authorization Decisions - (647)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 285 (Improper Authorization) > 863 (Incorrect Authorization) > 647 (Use of Non-Canonical URL Paths for Authorization Decisions)
The software defines policy namespaces and makes authorization decisions based on the assumption that a URL is canonical. This can allow a non-canonical URL to bypass the authorization.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Guessable CAPTCHA - (804)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 285 (Improper Authorization) > 863 (Incorrect Authorization) > 804 (Guessable CAPTCHA)
The software uses a CAPTCHA challenge, but the challenge can be guessed or automatically recognized by a non-human actor.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Improper Export of Android Application Components - (926)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 285 (Improper Authorization) > 926 (Improper Export of Android Application Components)
The Android application exports a component for use by other applications, but does not properly restrict which applications can launch the component or access the data it contains.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Use of Implicit Intent for Sensitive Communication - (927)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 285 (Improper Authorization) > 927 (Use of Implicit Intent for Sensitive Communication)
The Android application uses an implicit intent for transmitting sensitive data to other applications.
+ClassClass - a weakness that is described in a very abstract fashion, typically independent of any specific language or technology. More specific than a Pillar Weakness, but more general than a Base Weakness. Class level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 1 or 2 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, and resource.Incorrect User Management - (286)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 286 (Incorrect User Management)
The software does not properly manage a user within its environment.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Placement of User into Incorrect Group - (842)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 286 (Incorrect User Management) > 842 (Placement of User into Incorrect Group)
The software or the administrator places a user into an incorrect group.
+ClassClass - a weakness that is described in a very abstract fashion, typically independent of any specific language or technology. More specific than a Pillar Weakness, but more general than a Base Weakness. Class level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 1 or 2 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, and resource.Improper Authentication - (287)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 287 (Improper Authentication)
When an actor claims to have a given identity, the software does not prove or insufficiently proves that the claim is correct.authentificationAuthC
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Weak Encoding for Password - (261)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 287 (Improper Authentication) > 261 (Weak Encoding for Password)
Obscuring a password with a trivial encoding does not protect the password.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Not Using Password Aging - (262)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 287 (Improper Authentication) > 262 (Not Using Password Aging)
If no mechanism is in place for managing password aging, users will have no incentive to update passwords in a timely manner.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Password Aging with Long Expiration - (263)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 287 (Improper Authentication) > 263 (Password Aging with Long Expiration)
Allowing password aging to occur unchecked can result in the possibility of diminished password integrity.
+BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Authentication Bypass Using an Alternate Path or Channel - (288)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 287 (Improper Authentication) > 288 (Authentication Bypass Using an Alternate Path or Channel)
A product requires authentication, but the product has an alternate path or channel that does not require authentication.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Direct Request ('Forced Browsing') - (425)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 287 (Improper Authentication) > 288 (Authentication Bypass Using an Alternate Path or Channel) > 425 (Direct Request ('Forced Browsing'))
The web application does not adequately enforce appropriate authorization on all restricted URLs, scripts, or files.forced browsing
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Authentication Bypass by Alternate Name - (289)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 287 (Improper Authentication) > 289 (Authentication Bypass by Alternate Name)
The software performs authentication based on the name of a resource being accessed, or the name of the actor performing the access, but it does not properly check all possible names for that resource or actor.
+BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Authentication Bypass by Spoofing - (290)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 287 (Improper Authentication) > 290 (Authentication Bypass by Spoofing)
This attack-focused weakness is caused by improperly implemented authentication schemes that are subject to spoofing attacks.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Reliance on IP Address for Authentication - (291)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 287 (Improper Authentication) > 290 (Authentication Bypass by Spoofing) > 291 (Reliance on IP Address for Authentication)
The software uses an IP address for authentication.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Using Referer Field for Authentication - (293)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 287 (Improper Authentication) > 290 (Authentication Bypass by Spoofing) > 293 (Using Referer Field for Authentication)
The referer field in HTTP requests can be easily modified and, as such, is not a valid means of message integrity checking.referrer
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Reliance on Reverse DNS Resolution for a Security-Critical Action - (350)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 287 (Improper Authentication) > 290 (Authentication Bypass by Spoofing) > 350 (Reliance on Reverse DNS Resolution for a Security-Critical Action)
The software performs reverse DNS resolution on an IP address to obtain the hostname and make a security decision, but it does not properly ensure that the IP address is truly associated with the hostname.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Authentication Bypass by Capture-replay - (294)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 287 (Improper Authentication) > 294 (Authentication Bypass by Capture-replay)
A capture-replay flaw exists when the design of the software makes it possible for a malicious user to sniff network traffic and bypass authentication by replaying it to the server in question to the same effect as the original message (or with minor changes).
+BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Improper Certificate Validation - (295)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 287 (Improper Authentication) > 295 (Improper Certificate Validation)
The software does not validate, or incorrectly validates, a certificate.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Improper Following of a Certificate's Chain of Trust - (296)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 287 (Improper Authentication) > 295 (Improper Certificate Validation) > 296 (Improper Following of a Certificate's Chain of Trust)
The software does not follow, or incorrectly follows, the chain of trust for a certificate back to a trusted root certificate, resulting in incorrect trust of any resource that is associated with that certificate.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Improper Validation of Certificate with Host Mismatch - (297)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 287 (Improper Authentication) > 295 (Improper Certificate Validation) > 297 (Improper Validation of Certificate with Host Mismatch)
The software communicates with a host that provides a certificate, but the software does not properly ensure that the certificate is actually associated with that host.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Improper Validation of Certificate Expiration - (298)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 287 (Improper Authentication) > 295 (Improper Certificate Validation) > 298 (Improper Validation of Certificate Expiration)
A certificate expiration is not validated or is incorrectly validated, so trust may be assigned to certificates that have been abandoned due to age.
+BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Improper Check for Certificate Revocation - (299)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 287 (Improper Authentication) > 295 (Improper Certificate Validation) > 299 (Improper Check for Certificate Revocation)
The software does not check or incorrectly checks the revocation status of a certificate, which may cause it to use a certificate that has been compromised.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Missing Check for Certificate Revocation after Initial Check - (370)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 287 (Improper Authentication) > 295 (Improper Certificate Validation) > 299 (Improper Check for Certificate Revocation) > 370 (Missing Check for Certificate Revocation after Initial Check)
The software does not check the revocation status of a certificate after its initial revocation check, which can cause the software to perform privileged actions even after the certificate is revoked at a later time.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Missing Validation of OpenSSL Certificate - (599)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 287 (Improper Authentication) > 295 (Improper Certificate Validation) > 599 (Missing Validation of OpenSSL Certificate)
The software uses OpenSSL and trusts or uses a certificate without using the SSL_get_verify_result() function to ensure that the certificate satisfies all necessary security requirements.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Reflection Attack in an Authentication Protocol - (301)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 287 (Improper Authentication) > 301 (Reflection Attack in an Authentication Protocol)
Simple authentication protocols are subject to reflection attacks if a malicious user can use the target machine to impersonate a trusted user.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Authentication Bypass by Assumed-Immutable Data - (302)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 287 (Improper Authentication) > 302 (Authentication Bypass by Assumed-Immutable Data)
The authentication scheme or implementation uses key data elements that are assumed to be immutable, but can be controlled or modified by the attacker.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Incorrect Implementation of Authentication Algorithm - (303)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 287 (Improper Authentication) > 303 (Incorrect Implementation of Authentication Algorithm)
The requirements for the software dictate the use of an established authentication algorithm, but the implementation of the algorithm is incorrect.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Missing Critical Step in Authentication - (304)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 287 (Improper Authentication) > 304 (Missing Critical Step in Authentication)
The software implements an authentication technique, but it skips a step that weakens the technique.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Authentication Bypass by Primary Weakness - (305)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 287 (Improper Authentication) > 305 (Authentication Bypass by Primary Weakness)
The authentication algorithm is sound, but the implemented mechanism can be bypassed as the result of a separate weakness that is primary to the authentication error.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Missing Authentication for Critical Function - (306)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 287 (Improper Authentication) > 306 (Missing Authentication for Critical Function)
The software does not perform any authentication for functionality that requires a provable user identity or consumes a significant amount of resources.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Improper Restriction of Excessive Authentication Attempts - (307)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 287 (Improper Authentication) > 307 (Improper Restriction of Excessive Authentication Attempts)
The software does not implement sufficient measures to prevent multiple failed authentication attempts within in a short time frame, making it more susceptible to brute force attacks.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Use of Single-factor Authentication - (308)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 287 (Improper Authentication) > 308 (Use of Single-factor Authentication)
The use of single-factor authentication can lead to unnecessary risk of compromise when compared with the benefits of a dual-factor authentication scheme.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Use of Password System for Primary Authentication - (309)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 287 (Improper Authentication) > 309 (Use of Password System for Primary Authentication)
The use of password systems as the primary means of authentication may be subject to several flaws or shortcomings, each reducing the effectiveness of the mechanism.
+BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Weak Password Requirements - (521)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 287 (Improper Authentication) > 521 (Weak Password Requirements)
The product does not require that users should have strong passwords, which makes it easier for attackers to compromise user accounts.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Empty Password in Configuration File - (258)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 287 (Improper Authentication) > 521 (Weak Password Requirements) > 258 (Empty Password in Configuration File)
Using an empty string as a password is insecure.
+ClassClass - a weakness that is described in a very abstract fashion, typically independent of any specific language or technology. More specific than a Pillar Weakness, but more general than a Base Weakness. Class level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 1 or 2 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, and resource.Insufficiently Protected Credentials - (522)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 287 (Improper Authentication) > 522 (Insufficiently Protected Credentials)
The product transmits or stores authentication credentials, but it uses an insecure method that is susceptible to unauthorized interception and/or retrieval.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Unprotected Storage of Credentials - (256)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 287 (Improper Authentication) > 522 (Insufficiently Protected Credentials) > 256 (Unprotected Storage of Credentials)
Storing a password in plaintext may result in a system compromise.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Storing Passwords in a Recoverable Format - (257)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 287 (Improper Authentication) > 522 (Insufficiently Protected Credentials) > 257 (Storing Passwords in a Recoverable Format)
The storage of passwords in a recoverable format makes them subject to password reuse attacks by malicious users. In fact, it should be noted that recoverable encrypted passwords provide no significant benefit over plaintext passwords since they are subject not only to reuse by malicious attackers but also by malicious insiders. If a system administrator can recover a password directly, or use a brute force search on the available information, the administrator can use the password on other accounts.
+BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Password in Configuration File - (260)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 287 (Improper Authentication) > 522 (Insufficiently Protected Credentials) > 260 (Password in Configuration File)
The software stores a password in a configuration file that might be accessible to actors who do not know the password.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.ASP.NET Misconfiguration: Password in Configuration File - (13)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 287 (Improper Authentication) > 522 (Insufficiently Protected Credentials) > 260 (Password in Configuration File) > 13 (ASP.NET Misconfiguration: Password in Configuration File)
Storing a plaintext password in a configuration file allows anyone who can read the file access to the password-protected resource making them an easy target for attackers.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Empty Password in Configuration File - (258)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 287 (Improper Authentication) > 522 (Insufficiently Protected Credentials) > 260 (Password in Configuration File) > 258 (Empty Password in Configuration File)
Using an empty string as a password is insecure.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Unprotected Transport of Credentials - (523)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 287 (Improper Authentication) > 522 (Insufficiently Protected Credentials) > 523 (Unprotected Transport of Credentials)
Login pages do not use adequate measures to protect the user name and password while they are in transit from the client to the server.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Missing Password Field Masking - (549)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 287 (Improper Authentication) > 522 (Insufficiently Protected Credentials) > 549 (Missing Password Field Masking)
The software does not mask passwords during entry, increasing the potential for attackers to observe and capture passwords.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.J2EE Misconfiguration: Plaintext Password in Configuration File - (555)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 287 (Improper Authentication) > 522 (Insufficiently Protected Credentials) > 555 (J2EE Misconfiguration: Plaintext Password in Configuration File)
The J2EE application stores a plaintext password in a configuration file.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Authentication Bypass: OpenSSL CTX Object Modified after SSL Objects are Created - (593)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 287 (Improper Authentication) > 593 (Authentication Bypass: OpenSSL CTX Object Modified after SSL Objects are Created)
The software modifies the SSL context after connection creation has begun.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Use of Client-Side Authentication - (603)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 287 (Improper Authentication) > 603 (Use of Client-Side Authentication)
A client/server product performs authentication within client code but not in server code, allowing server-side authentication to be bypassed via a modified client that omits the authentication check.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Unverified Password Change - (620)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 287 (Improper Authentication) > 620 (Unverified Password Change)
When setting a new password for a user, the product does not require knowledge of the original password, or using another form of authentication.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Weak Password Recovery Mechanism for Forgotten Password - (640)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 287 (Improper Authentication) > 640 (Weak Password Recovery Mechanism for Forgotten Password)
The software contains a mechanism for users to recover or change their passwords without knowing the original password, but the mechanism is weak.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Overly Restrictive Account Lockout Mechanism - (645)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 287 (Improper Authentication) > 645 (Overly Restrictive Account Lockout Mechanism)
The software contains an account lockout protection mechanism, but the mechanism is too restrictive and can be triggered too easily, which allows attackers to deny service to legitimate users by causing their accounts to be locked out.
+BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Use of Hard-coded Credentials - (798)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 287 (Improper Authentication) > 798 (Use of Hard-coded Credentials)
The software contains hard-coded credentials, such as a password or cryptographic key, which it uses for its own inbound authentication, outbound communication to external components, or encryption of internal data.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Use of Hard-coded Password - (259)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 287 (Improper Authentication) > 798 (Use of Hard-coded Credentials) > 259 (Use of Hard-coded Password)
The software contains a hard-coded password, which it uses for its own inbound authentication or for outbound communication to external components.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Use of Hard-coded Cryptographic Key - (321)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 287 (Improper Authentication) > 798 (Use of Hard-coded Credentials) > 321 (Use of Hard-coded Cryptographic Key)
The use of a hard-coded cryptographic key significantly increases the possibility that encrypted data may be recovered.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Guessable CAPTCHA - (804)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 287 (Improper Authentication) > 804 (Guessable CAPTCHA)
The software uses a CAPTCHA challenge, but the challenge can be guessed or automatically recognized by a non-human actor.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Use of Password Hash Instead of Password for Authentication - (836)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 287 (Improper Authentication) > 836 (Use of Password Hash Instead of Password for Authentication)
The software records password hashes in a data store, receives a hash of a password from a client, and compares the supplied hash to the hash obtained from the data store.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Origin Validation Error - (346)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 346 (Origin Validation Error)
The software does not properly verify that the source of data or communication is valid.
+ClassClass - a weakness that is described in a very abstract fashion, typically independent of any specific language or technology. More specific than a Pillar Weakness, but more general than a Base Weakness. Class level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 1 or 2 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, and resource.Improper Restriction of Communication Channel to Intended Endpoints - (923)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 923 (Improper Restriction of Communication Channel to Intended Endpoints)
The software establishes a communication channel to (or from) an endpoint for privileged or protected operations, but it does not properly ensure that it is communicating with the correct endpoint.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Reliance on IP Address for Authentication - (291)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 923 (Improper Restriction of Communication Channel to Intended Endpoints) > 291 (Reliance on IP Address for Authentication)
The software uses an IP address for authentication.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Improper Validation of Certificate with Host Mismatch - (297)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 923 (Improper Restriction of Communication Channel to Intended Endpoints) > 297 (Improper Validation of Certificate with Host Mismatch)
The software communicates with a host that provides a certificate, but the software does not properly ensure that the certificate is actually associated with that host.
*ClassClass - a weakness that is described in a very abstract fashion, typically independent of any specific language or technology. More specific than a Pillar Weakness, but more general than a Base Weakness. Class level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 1 or 2 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, and resource.Channel Accessible by Non-Endpoint - (300)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 923 (Improper Restriction of Communication Channel to Intended Endpoints) > 300 (Channel Accessible by Non-Endpoint)
The product does not adequately verify the identity of actors at both ends of a communication channel, or does not adequately ensure the integrity of the channel, in a way that allows the channel to be accessed or influenced by an actor that is not an endpoint.Man-in-the-Middle / MITMPerson-in-the-Middle / PiTMMonkey-in-the-MiddleMonster-in-the-Middle
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Key Exchange without Entity Authentication - (322)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 923 (Improper Restriction of Communication Channel to Intended Endpoints) > 322 (Key Exchange without Entity Authentication)
The software performs a key exchange with an actor without verifying the identity of that actor.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Reliance on Reverse DNS Resolution for a Security-Critical Action - (350)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 923 (Improper Restriction of Communication Channel to Intended Endpoints) > 350 (Reliance on Reverse DNS Resolution for a Security-Critical Action)
The software performs reverse DNS resolution on an IP address to obtain the hostname and make a security decision, but it does not properly ensure that the IP address is truly associated with the hostname.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Unprotected Primary Channel - (419)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 923 (Improper Restriction of Communication Channel to Intended Endpoints) > 419 (Unprotected Primary Channel)
The software uses a primary channel for administration or restricted functionality, but it does not properly protect the channel.
+BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Unprotected Alternate Channel - (420)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 923 (Improper Restriction of Communication Channel to Intended Endpoints) > 420 (Unprotected Alternate Channel)
The software protects a primary channel, but it does not use the same level of protection for an alternate channel.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Race Condition During Access to Alternate Channel - (421)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 923 (Improper Restriction of Communication Channel to Intended Endpoints) > 420 (Unprotected Alternate Channel) > 421 (Race Condition During Access to Alternate Channel)
The product opens an alternate channel to communicate with an authorized user, but the channel is accessible to other actors.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Unprotected Windows Messaging Channel ('Shatter') - (422)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 923 (Improper Restriction of Communication Channel to Intended Endpoints) > 420 (Unprotected Alternate Channel) > 422 (Unprotected Windows Messaging Channel ('Shatter'))
The software does not properly verify the source of a message in the Windows Messaging System while running at elevated privileges, creating an alternate channel through which an attacker can directly send a message to the product.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Improper Verification of Intent by Broadcast Receiver - (925)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 923 (Improper Restriction of Communication Channel to Intended Endpoints) > 925 (Improper Verification of Intent by Broadcast Receiver)
The Android application uses a Broadcast Receiver that receives an Intent but does not properly verify that the Intent came from an authorized source.Intent Spoofing
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Improper Verification of Source of a Communication Channel - (940)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 923 (Improper Restriction of Communication Channel to Intended Endpoints) > 940 (Improper Verification of Source of a Communication Channel)
The software establishes a communication channel to handle an incoming request that has been initiated by an actor, but it does not properly verify that the request is coming from the expected origin.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Incorrectly Specified Destination in a Communication Channel - (941)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 923 (Improper Restriction of Communication Channel to Intended Endpoints) > 941 (Incorrectly Specified Destination in a Communication Channel)
The software creates a communication channel to initiate an outgoing request to an actor, but it does not correctly specify the intended destination for that actor.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Permissive Cross-domain Policy with Untrusted Domains - (942)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 284 (Improper Access Control) > 942 (Permissive Cross-domain Policy with Untrusted Domains)
The software uses a cross-domain policy file that includes domains that should not be trusted.
+PillarPillar - a weakness that is the most abstract type of weakness and represents a theme for all class/base/variant weaknesses related to it. A Pillar is different from a Category as a Pillar is still technically a type of weakness that describes a mistake, while a Category represents a common characteristic used to group related things.Improper Interaction Between Multiple Correctly-Behaving Entities - (435)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 435 (Improper Interaction Between Multiple Correctly-Behaving Entities)
An interaction error occurs when two entities have correct behavior when running independently of each other, but when they are integrated as components in a larger system or process, they introduce incorrect behaviors that may cause resultant weaknesses.Interaction ErrorEmergent Fault
+ClassClass - a weakness that is described in a very abstract fashion, typically independent of any specific language or technology. More specific than a Pillar Weakness, but more general than a Base Weakness. Class level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 1 or 2 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, and resource.Insecure Automated Optimizations - (1038)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 435 (Improper Interaction Between Multiple Correctly-Behaving Entities) > 1038 (Insecure Automated Optimizations)
The product uses a mechanism that automatically optimizes code, e.g. to improve a characteristic such as performance, but the optimizations can have an unintended side effect that might violate an intended security assumption.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Processor Optimization Removal or Modification of Security-critical Code - (1037)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 435 (Improper Interaction Between Multiple Correctly-Behaving Entities) > 1038 (Insecure Automated Optimizations) > 1037 (Processor Optimization Removal or Modification of Security-critical Code)
The developer builds a security-critical protection mechanism into the software, but the processor optimizes the execution of the program such that the mechanism is removed or modified.
+BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Compiler Optimization Removal or Modification of Security-critical Code - (733)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 435 (Improper Interaction Between Multiple Correctly-Behaving Entities) > 1038 (Insecure Automated Optimizations) > 733 (Compiler Optimization Removal or Modification of Security-critical Code)
The developer builds a security-critical protection mechanism into the software, but the compiler optimizes the program such that the mechanism is removed or modified.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Compiler Removal of Code to Clear Buffers - (14)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 435 (Improper Interaction Between Multiple Correctly-Behaving Entities) > 1038 (Insecure Automated Optimizations) > 733 (Compiler Optimization Removal or Modification of Security-critical Code) > 14 (Compiler Removal of Code to Clear Buffers)
Sensitive memory is cleared according to the source code, but compiler optimizations leave the memory untouched when it is not read from again, aka "dead store removal."
+BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Reliance on Data/Memory Layout - (188)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 435 (Improper Interaction Between Multiple Correctly-Behaving Entities) > 188 (Reliance on Data/Memory Layout)
The software makes invalid assumptions about how protocol data or memory is organized at a lower level, resulting in unintended program behavior.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Use of Incorrect Byte Ordering - (198)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 435 (Improper Interaction Between Multiple Correctly-Behaving Entities) > 188 (Reliance on Data/Memory Layout) > 198 (Use of Incorrect Byte Ordering)
The software receives input from an upstream component, but it does not account for byte ordering (e.g. big-endian and little-endian) when processing the input, causing an incorrect number or value to be used.
+ClassClass - a weakness that is described in a very abstract fashion, typically independent of any specific language or technology. More specific than a Pillar Weakness, but more general than a Base Weakness. Class level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 1 or 2 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, and resource.Interpretation Conflict - (436)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 435 (Improper Interaction Between Multiple Correctly-Behaving Entities) > 436 (Interpretation Conflict)
Product A handles inputs or steps differently than Product B, which causes A to perform incorrect actions based on its perception of B's state.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Misinterpretation of Input - (115)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 435 (Improper Interaction Between Multiple Correctly-Behaving Entities) > 436 (Interpretation Conflict) > 115 (Misinterpretation of Input)
The software misinterprets an input, whether from an attacker or another product, in a security-relevant fashion.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Incomplete Model of Endpoint Features - (437)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 435 (Improper Interaction Between Multiple Correctly-Behaving Entities) > 436 (Interpretation Conflict) > 437 (Incomplete Model of Endpoint Features)
A product acts as an intermediary or monitor between two or more endpoints, but it does not have a complete model of an endpoint's features, behaviors, or state, potentially causing the product to perform incorrect actions based on this incomplete model.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Inconsistent Interpretation of HTTP Requests ('HTTP Request Smuggling') - (444)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 435 (Improper Interaction Between Multiple Correctly-Behaving Entities) > 436 (Interpretation Conflict) > 444 (Inconsistent Interpretation of HTTP Requests ('HTTP Request Smuggling'))
When malformed or abnormal HTTP requests are interpreted by one or more entities in the data flow between the user and the web server, such as a proxy or firewall, they can be interpreted inconsistently, allowing the attacker to "smuggle" a request to one device without the other device being aware of it.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Null Byte Interaction Error (Poison Null Byte) - (626)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 435 (Improper Interaction Between Multiple Correctly-Behaving Entities) > 436 (Interpretation Conflict) > 626 (Null Byte Interaction Error (Poison Null Byte))
The product does not properly handle null bytes or NUL characters when passing data between different representations or components.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Trusting HTTP Permission Methods on the Server Side - (650)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 435 (Improper Interaction Between Multiple Correctly-Behaving Entities) > 436 (Interpretation Conflict) > 650 (Trusting HTTP Permission Methods on the Server Side)
The server contains a protection mechanism that assumes that any URI that is accessed using HTTP GET will not cause a state change to the associated resource. This might allow attackers to bypass intended access restrictions and conduct resource modification and deletion attacks, since some applications allow GET to modify state.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Improper Neutralization of Invalid Characters in Identifiers in Web Pages - (86)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 435 (Improper Interaction Between Multiple Correctly-Behaving Entities) > 436 (Interpretation Conflict) > 86 (Improper Neutralization of Invalid Characters in Identifiers in Web Pages)
The software does not neutralize or incorrectly neutralizes invalid characters or byte sequences in the middle of tag names, URI schemes, and other identifiers.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Behavioral Change in New Version or Environment - (439)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 435 (Improper Interaction Between Multiple Correctly-Behaving Entities) > 439 (Behavioral Change in New Version or Environment)
A's behavior or functionality changes with a new version of A, or a new environment, which is not known (or manageable) by B.Functional change
+PillarPillar - a weakness that is the most abstract type of weakness and represents a theme for all class/base/variant weaknesses related to it. A Pillar is different from a Category as a Pillar is still technically a type of weakness that describes a mistake, while a Category represents a common characteristic used to group related things.Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime - (664)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime)
The software does not maintain or incorrectly maintains control over a resource throughout its lifetime of creation, use, and release.
+ClassClass - a weakness that is described in a very abstract fashion, typically independent of any specific language or technology. More specific than a Pillar Weakness, but more general than a Base Weakness. Class level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 1 or 2 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, and resource.Incorrect Access of Indexable Resource ('Range Error') - (118)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 118 (Incorrect Access of Indexable Resource ('Range Error'))
The software does not restrict or incorrectly restricts operations within the boundaries of a resource that is accessed using an index or pointer, such as memory or files.
+ClassClass - a weakness that is described in a very abstract fashion, typically independent of any specific language or technology. More specific than a Pillar Weakness, but more general than a Base Weakness. Class level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 1 or 2 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, and resource.Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer - (119)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 118 (Incorrect Access of Indexable Resource ('Range Error')) > 119 (Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer)
The software performs operations on a memory buffer, but it can read from or write to a memory location that is outside of the intended boundary of the buffer.Memory Corruption
+BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Buffer Copy without Checking Size of Input ('Classic Buffer Overflow') - (120)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 118 (Incorrect Access of Indexable Resource ('Range Error')) > 119 (Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer) > 120 (Buffer Copy without Checking Size of Input ('Classic Buffer Overflow'))
The program copies an input buffer to an output buffer without verifying that the size of the input buffer is less than the size of the output buffer, leading to a buffer overflow.buffer overrunUnbounded Transfer
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Use of Path Manipulation Function without Maximum-sized Buffer - (785)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 118 (Incorrect Access of Indexable Resource ('Range Error')) > 119 (Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer) > 120 (Buffer Copy without Checking Size of Input ('Classic Buffer Overflow')) > 785 (Use of Path Manipulation Function without Maximum-sized Buffer)
The software invokes a function for normalizing paths or file names, but it provides an output buffer that is smaller than the maximum possible size, such as PATH_MAX.
+BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Out-of-bounds Read - (125)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 118 (Incorrect Access of Indexable Resource ('Range Error')) > 119 (Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer) > 125 (Out-of-bounds Read)
The software reads data past the end, or before the beginning, of the intended buffer.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Buffer Over-read - (126)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 118 (Incorrect Access of Indexable Resource ('Range Error')) > 119 (Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer) > 125 (Out-of-bounds Read) > 126 (Buffer Over-read)
The software reads from a buffer using buffer access mechanisms such as indexes or pointers that reference memory locations after the targeted buffer.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Buffer Under-read - (127)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 118 (Incorrect Access of Indexable Resource ('Range Error')) > 119 (Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer) > 125 (Out-of-bounds Read) > 127 (Buffer Under-read)
The software reads from a buffer using buffer access mechanisms such as indexes or pointers that reference memory locations prior to the targeted buffer.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Return of Pointer Value Outside of Expected Range - (466)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 118 (Incorrect Access of Indexable Resource ('Range Error')) > 119 (Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer) > 466 (Return of Pointer Value Outside of Expected Range)
A function can return a pointer to memory that is outside of the buffer that the pointer is expected to reference.
*ChainChain - a Compound Element that is a sequence of two or more separate weaknesses that can be closely linked together within software. One weakness, X, can directly create the conditions that are necessary to cause another weakness, Y, to enter a vulnerable condition. When this happens, CWE refers to X as "primary" to Y, and Y is "resultant" from X. Chains can involve more than two weaknesses, and in some cases, they might have a tree-like structure.Integer Overflow to Buffer Overflow - (680)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 118 (Incorrect Access of Indexable Resource ('Range Error')) > 119 (Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer) > 680 (Integer Overflow to Buffer Overflow)
The product performs a calculation to determine how much memory to allocate, but an integer overflow can occur that causes less memory to be allocated than expected, leading to a buffer overflow.
+BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Access of Memory Location Before Start of Buffer - (786)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 118 (Incorrect Access of Indexable Resource ('Range Error')) > 119 (Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer) > 786 (Access of Memory Location Before Start of Buffer)
The software reads or writes to a buffer using an index or pointer that references a memory location prior to the beginning of the buffer.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Buffer Underwrite ('Buffer Underflow') - (124)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 118 (Incorrect Access of Indexable Resource ('Range Error')) > 119 (Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer) > 786 (Access of Memory Location Before Start of Buffer) > 124 (Buffer Underwrite ('Buffer Underflow'))
The software writes to a buffer using an index or pointer that references a memory location prior to the beginning of the buffer.buffer underrun
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Buffer Under-read - (127)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 118 (Incorrect Access of Indexable Resource ('Range Error')) > 119 (Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer) > 786 (Access of Memory Location Before Start of Buffer) > 127 (Buffer Under-read)
The software reads from a buffer using buffer access mechanisms such as indexes or pointers that reference memory locations prior to the targeted buffer.
+BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Out-of-bounds Write - (787)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 118 (Incorrect Access of Indexable Resource ('Range Error')) > 119 (Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer) > 787 (Out-of-bounds Write)
The software writes data past the end, or before the beginning, of the intended buffer.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Stack-based Buffer Overflow - (121)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 118 (Incorrect Access of Indexable Resource ('Range Error')) > 119 (Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer) > 787 (Out-of-bounds Write) > 121 (Stack-based Buffer Overflow)
A stack-based buffer overflow condition is a condition where the buffer being overwritten is allocated on the stack (i.e., is a local variable or, rarely, a parameter to a function).Stack Overflow
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Heap-based Buffer Overflow - (122)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 118 (Incorrect Access of Indexable Resource ('Range Error')) > 119 (Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer) > 787 (Out-of-bounds Write) > 122 (Heap-based Buffer Overflow)
A heap overflow condition is a buffer overflow, where the buffer that can be overwritten is allocated in the heap portion of memory, generally meaning that the buffer was allocated using a routine such as malloc().
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Write-what-where Condition - (123)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 118 (Incorrect Access of Indexable Resource ('Range Error')) > 119 (Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer) > 787 (Out-of-bounds Write) > 123 (Write-what-where Condition)
Any condition where the attacker has the ability to write an arbitrary value to an arbitrary location, often as the result of a buffer overflow.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Buffer Underwrite ('Buffer Underflow') - (124)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 118 (Incorrect Access of Indexable Resource ('Range Error')) > 119 (Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer) > 787 (Out-of-bounds Write) > 124 (Buffer Underwrite ('Buffer Underflow'))
The software writes to a buffer using an index or pointer that references a memory location prior to the beginning of the buffer.buffer underrun
+BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Access of Memory Location After End of Buffer - (788)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 118 (Incorrect Access of Indexable Resource ('Range Error')) > 119 (Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer) > 788 (Access of Memory Location After End of Buffer)
The software reads or writes to a buffer using an index or pointer that references a memory location after the end of the buffer.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Stack-based Buffer Overflow - (121)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 118 (Incorrect Access of Indexable Resource ('Range Error')) > 119 (Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer) > 788 (Access of Memory Location After End of Buffer) > 121 (Stack-based Buffer Overflow)
A stack-based buffer overflow condition is a condition where the buffer being overwritten is allocated on the stack (i.e., is a local variable or, rarely, a parameter to a function).Stack Overflow
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Heap-based Buffer Overflow - (122)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 118 (Incorrect Access of Indexable Resource ('Range Error')) > 119 (Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer) > 788 (Access of Memory Location After End of Buffer) > 122 (Heap-based Buffer Overflow)
A heap overflow condition is a buffer overflow, where the buffer that can be overwritten is allocated in the heap portion of memory, generally meaning that the buffer was allocated using a routine such as malloc().
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Buffer Over-read - (126)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 118 (Incorrect Access of Indexable Resource ('Range Error')) > 119 (Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer) > 788 (Access of Memory Location After End of Buffer) > 126 (Buffer Over-read)
The software reads from a buffer using buffer access mechanisms such as indexes or pointers that reference memory locations after the targeted buffer.
+BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Buffer Access with Incorrect Length Value - (805)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 118 (Incorrect Access of Indexable Resource ('Range Error')) > 119 (Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer) > 805 (Buffer Access with Incorrect Length Value)
The software uses a sequential operation to read or write a buffer, but it uses an incorrect length value that causes it to access memory that is outside of the bounds of the buffer.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Buffer Access Using Size of Source Buffer - (806)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 118 (Incorrect Access of Indexable Resource ('Range Error')) > 119 (Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer) > 805 (Buffer Access with Incorrect Length Value) > 806 (Buffer Access Using Size of Source Buffer)
The software uses the size of a source buffer when reading from or writing to a destination buffer, which may cause it to access memory that is outside of the bounds of the buffer.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Untrusted Pointer Dereference - (822)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 118 (Incorrect Access of Indexable Resource ('Range Error')) > 119 (Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer) > 822 (Untrusted Pointer Dereference)
The program obtains a value from an untrusted source, converts this value to a pointer, and dereferences the resulting pointer.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Use of Out-of-range Pointer Offset - (823)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 118 (Incorrect Access of Indexable Resource ('Range Error')) > 119 (Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer) > 823 (Use of Out-of-range Pointer Offset)
The program performs pointer arithmetic on a valid pointer, but it uses an offset that can point outside of the intended range of valid memory locations for the resulting pointer.Untrusted pointer offset
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Access of Uninitialized Pointer - (824)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 118 (Incorrect Access of Indexable Resource ('Range Error')) > 119 (Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer) > 824 (Access of Uninitialized Pointer)
The program accesses or uses a pointer that has not been initialized.
+BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Expired Pointer Dereference - (825)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 118 (Incorrect Access of Indexable Resource ('Range Error')) > 119 (Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer) > 825 (Expired Pointer Dereference)
The program dereferences a pointer that contains a location for memory that was previously valid, but is no longer valid.Dangling pointer
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Double Free - (415)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 118 (Incorrect Access of Indexable Resource ('Range Error')) > 119 (Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer) > 825 (Expired Pointer Dereference) > 415 (Double Free)
The product calls free() twice on the same memory address, potentially leading to modification of unexpected memory locations.Double-free
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Use After Free - (416)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 118 (Incorrect Access of Indexable Resource ('Range Error')) > 119 (Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer) > 825 (Expired Pointer Dereference) > 416 (Use After Free)
Referencing memory after it has been freed can cause a program to crash, use unexpected values, or execute code.Dangling pointerUse-After-Free
+ClassClass - a weakness that is described in a very abstract fashion, typically independent of any specific language or technology. More specific than a Pillar Weakness, but more general than a Base Weakness. Class level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 1 or 2 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, and resource.Creation of Emergent Resource - (1229)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 1229 (Creation of Emergent Resource)
The product manages resources or behaves in a way that indirectly creates a new, distinct resource that can be used by attackers in violation of the intended policy.
+ClassClass - a weakness that is described in a very abstract fashion, typically independent of any specific language or technology. More specific than a Pillar Weakness, but more general than a Base Weakness. Class level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 1 or 2 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, and resource.Covert Channel - (514)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 1229 (Creation of Emergent Resource) > 514 (Covert Channel)
A covert channel is a path that can be used to transfer information in a way not intended by the system's designers.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Covert Timing Channel - (385)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 1229 (Creation of Emergent Resource) > 514 (Covert Channel) > 385 (Covert Timing Channel)
Covert timing channels convey information by modulating some aspect of system behavior over time, so that the program receiving the information can observe system behavior and infer protected information.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Covert Storage Channel - (515)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 1229 (Creation of Emergent Resource) > 514 (Covert Channel) > 515 (Covert Storage Channel)
A covert storage channel transfers information through the setting of bits by one program and the reading of those bits by another. What distinguishes this case from that of ordinary operation is that the bits are used to convey encoded information.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Improper Write Handling in Limited-write Non-Volatile Memories - (1246)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 1246 (Improper Write Handling in Limited-write Non-Volatile Memories)
The product does not implement or incorrectly handles the implementation of write operations in limited-write non-volatile memories.
+BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Improper Preservation of Consistency Between Independent Representations of Shared State - (1250)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 1250 (Improper Preservation of Consistency Between Independent Representations of Shared State)
The product has or supports multiple distributed components or sub-systems that are each required to keep their own local copy of shared data - such as state or cache - but the product does not ensure that all local copies remain consistent with each other.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Application-Level Admin Tool with Inconsistent View of Underlying Operating System - (1249)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 1250 (Improper Preservation of Consistency Between Independent Representations of Shared State) > 1249 (Application-Level Admin Tool with Inconsistent View of Underlying Operating System)
The product provides an application for administrators to manage parts of the underlying operating system, but the application does not accurately identify all of the relevant entities or resources that exist in the OS; that is, the application's model of the OS's state is inconsistent with the OS's actual state.Ghost in the Shell
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Mirrored Regions with Different Values - (1251)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 1250 (Improper Preservation of Consistency Between Independent Representations of Shared State) > 1251 (Mirrored Regions with Different Values)
The product's architecture mirrors regions without ensuring that their contents always stay in sync.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Debug/Power State Transitions Leak Information - (1272)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 1272 (Debug/Power State Transitions Leak Information)
Sensitive information may leak as a result of a debug or power state transition when information access restrictions change as a result of the transition.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Firmware Not Updateable - (1277)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 1277 (Firmware Not Updateable)
The product's firmware cannot be updated, which leaves persistent weaknesses with no means of patching them.
+ClassClass - a weakness that is described in a very abstract fashion, typically independent of any specific language or technology. More specific than a Pillar Weakness, but more general than a Base Weakness. Class level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 1 or 2 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, and resource.Information Loss or Omission - (221)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 221 (Information Loss or Omission)
The software does not record, or improperly records, security-relevant information that leads to an incorrect decision or hampers later analysis.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Truncation of Security-relevant Information - (222)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 221 (Information Loss or Omission) > 222 (Truncation of Security-relevant Information)
The application truncates the display, recording, or processing of security-relevant information in a way that can obscure the source or nature of an attack.
+BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Omission of Security-relevant Information - (223)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 221 (Information Loss or Omission) > 223 (Omission of Security-relevant Information)
The application does not record or display information that would be important for identifying the source or nature of an attack, or determining if an action is safe.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Insufficient Logging - (778)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 221 (Information Loss or Omission) > 223 (Omission of Security-relevant Information) > 778 (Insufficient Logging)
When a security-critical event occurs, the software either does not record the event or omits important details about the event when logging it.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Obscured Security-relevant Information by Alternate Name - (224)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 221 (Information Loss or Omission) > 224 (Obscured Security-relevant Information by Alternate Name)
The software records security-relevant information according to an alternate name of the affected entity, instead of the canonical name.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Product UI does not Warn User of Unsafe Actions - (356)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 221 (Information Loss or Omission) > 356 (Product UI does not Warn User of Unsafe Actions)
The software's user interface does not warn the user before undertaking an unsafe action on behalf of that user. This makes it easier for attackers to trick users into inflicting damage to their system.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Declaration of Catch for Generic Exception - (396)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 221 (Information Loss or Omission) > 396 (Declaration of Catch for Generic Exception)
Catching overly broad exceptions promotes complex error handling code that is more likely to contain security vulnerabilities.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Declaration of Throws for Generic Exception - (397)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 221 (Information Loss or Omission) > 397 (Declaration of Throws for Generic Exception)
Throwing overly broad exceptions promotes complex error handling code that is more likely to contain security vulnerabilities.
+ClassClass - a weakness that is described in a very abstract fashion, typically independent of any specific language or technology. More specific than a Pillar Weakness, but more general than a Base Weakness. Class level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 1 or 2 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, and resource.User Interface (UI) Misrepresentation of Critical Information - (451)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 221 (Information Loss or Omission) > 451 (User Interface (UI) Misrepresentation of Critical Information)
The user interface (UI) does not properly represent critical information to the user, allowing the information - or its source - to be obscured or spoofed. This is often a component in phishing attacks.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Insufficient Visual Distinction of Homoglyphs Presented to User - (1007)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 221 (Information Loss or Omission) > 451 (User Interface (UI) Misrepresentation of Critical Information) > 1007 (Insufficient Visual Distinction of Homoglyphs Presented to User)
The software displays information or identifiers to a user, but the display mechanism does not make it easy for the user to distinguish between visually similar or identical glyphs (homoglyphs), which may cause the user to misinterpret a glyph and perform an unintended, insecure action.Homograph Attack
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Improper Restriction of Rendered UI Layers or Frames - (1021)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 221 (Information Loss or Omission) > 451 (User Interface (UI) Misrepresentation of Critical Information) > 1021 (Improper Restriction of Rendered UI Layers or Frames)
The web application does not restrict or incorrectly restricts frame objects or UI layers that belong to another application or domain, which can lead to user confusion about which interface the user is interacting with.ClickjackingUI Redress AttackTapjacking
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Incomplete Internal State Distinction - (372)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 372 (Incomplete Internal State Distinction)
The software does not properly determine which state it is in, causing it to assume it is in state X when in fact it is in state Y, causing it to perform incorrect operations in a security-relevant manner.
+ClassClass - a weakness that is described in a very abstract fashion, typically independent of any specific language or technology. More specific than a Pillar Weakness, but more general than a Base Weakness. Class level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 1 or 2 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, and resource.Uncontrolled Resource Consumption - (400)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 400 (Uncontrolled Resource Consumption)
The software does not properly control the allocation and maintenance of a limited resource, thereby enabling an actor to influence the amount of resources consumed, eventually leading to the exhaustion of available resources.Resource Exhaustion
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Incorrect Use of Autoboxing and Unboxing for Performance Critical Operations - (1235)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 400 (Uncontrolled Resource Consumption) > 1235 (Incorrect Use of Autoboxing and Unboxing for Performance Critical Operations)
The code uses boxed primitives, which may introduce inefficiencies into performance-critical operations.
+BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Allocation of Resources Without Limits or Throttling - (770)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 400 (Uncontrolled Resource Consumption) > 770 (Allocation of Resources Without Limits or Throttling)
The software allocates a reusable resource or group of resources on behalf of an actor without imposing any restrictions on the size or number of resources that can be allocated, in violation of the intended security policy for that actor.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Allocation of File Descriptors or Handles Without Limits or Throttling - (774)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 400 (Uncontrolled Resource Consumption) > 770 (Allocation of Resources Without Limits or Throttling) > 774 (Allocation of File Descriptors or Handles Without Limits or Throttling)
The software allocates file descriptors or handles on behalf of an actor without imposing any restrictions on how many descriptors can be allocated, in violation of the intended security policy for that actor.File Descriptor Exhaustion
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Uncontrolled Memory Allocation - (789)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 400 (Uncontrolled Resource Consumption) > 770 (Allocation of Resources Without Limits or Throttling) > 789 (Uncontrolled Memory Allocation)
The product allocates memory based on an untrusted size value, but it does not validate or incorrectly validates the size, allowing arbitrary amounts of memory to be allocated.
+BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Missing Reference to Active Allocated Resource - (771)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 400 (Uncontrolled Resource Consumption) > 771 (Missing Reference to Active Allocated Resource)
The software does not properly maintain a reference to a resource that has been allocated, which prevents the resource from being reclaimed.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Missing Reference to Active File Descriptor or Handle - (773)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 400 (Uncontrolled Resource Consumption) > 771 (Missing Reference to Active Allocated Resource) > 773 (Missing Reference to Active File Descriptor or Handle)
The software does not properly maintain references to a file descriptor or handle, which prevents that file descriptor/handle from being reclaimed.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Logging of Excessive Data - (779)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 400 (Uncontrolled Resource Consumption) > 779 (Logging of Excessive Data)
The software logs too much information, making log files hard to process and possibly hindering recovery efforts or forensic analysis after an attack.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Improper Restriction of Power Consumption - (920)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 400 (Uncontrolled Resource Consumption) > 920 (Improper Restriction of Power Consumption)
The software operates in an environment in which power is a limited resource that cannot be automatically replenished, but the software does not properly restrict the amount of power that its operation consumes.
+ClassClass - a weakness that is described in a very abstract fashion, typically independent of any specific language or technology. More specific than a Pillar Weakness, but more general than a Base Weakness. Class level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 1 or 2 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, and resource.Improper Resource Shutdown or Release - (404)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 404 (Improper Resource Shutdown or Release)
The program does not release or incorrectly releases a resource before it is made available for re-use.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Improper Scrubbing of Sensitive Data from Decommissioned Device - (1266)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 404 (Improper Resource Shutdown or Release) > 1266 (Improper Scrubbing of Sensitive Data from Decommissioned Device)
The product does not properly provide a capability for the product administrator to remove sensitive data at the time the product is decommissioned. A scrubbing capability could be missing, insufficient, or incorrect.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Not Using Password Aging - (262)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 404 (Improper Resource Shutdown or Release) > 262 (Not Using Password Aging)
If no mechanism is in place for managing password aging, users will have no incentive to update passwords in a timely manner.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Password Aging with Long Expiration - (263)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 404 (Improper Resource Shutdown or Release) > 263 (Password Aging with Long Expiration)
Allowing password aging to occur unchecked can result in the possibility of diminished password integrity.
+BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Improper Check for Certificate Revocation - (299)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 404 (Improper Resource Shutdown or Release) > 299 (Improper Check for Certificate Revocation)
The software does not check or incorrectly checks the revocation status of a certificate, which may cause it to use a certificate that has been compromised.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Missing Check for Certificate Revocation after Initial Check - (370)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 404 (Improper Resource Shutdown or Release) > 299 (Improper Check for Certificate Revocation) > 370 (Missing Check for Certificate Revocation after Initial Check)
The software does not check the revocation status of a certificate after its initial revocation check, which can cause the software to perform privileged actions even after the certificate is revoked at a later time.
+BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Incomplete Cleanup - (459)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 404 (Improper Resource Shutdown or Release) > 459 (Incomplete Cleanup)
The software does not properly "clean up" and remove temporary or supporting resources after they have been used.Insufficient Cleanup
+BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Sensitive Information Uncleared in Resource Before Release for Reuse - (226)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 404 (Improper Resource Shutdown or Release) > 459 (Incomplete Cleanup) > 226 (Sensitive Information Uncleared in Resource Before Release for Reuse)
The product prepares to release a resource such as memory or a file so that the resource can be reused by other entities, but the product does not fully clear previously-used sensitive information from that resource before the resource is released.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Improper Zeroization of Hardware Register - (1239)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 404 (Improper Resource Shutdown or Release) > 459 (Incomplete Cleanup) > 226 (Sensitive Information Uncleared in Resource Before Release for Reuse) > 1239 (Improper Zeroization of Hardware Register)
The hardware product does not properly clear sensitive information from built-in registers when the user of the hardware block changes.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Improper Clearing of Heap Memory Before Release ('Heap Inspection') - (244)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 404 (Improper Resource Shutdown or Release) > 459 (Incomplete Cleanup) > 226 (Sensitive Information Uncleared in Resource Before Release for Reuse) > 244 (Improper Clearing of Heap Memory Before Release ('Heap Inspection'))
Using realloc() to resize buffers that store sensitive information can leave the sensitive information exposed to attack, because it is not removed from memory.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Improper Cleanup on Thrown Exception - (460)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 404 (Improper Resource Shutdown or Release) > 459 (Incomplete Cleanup) > 460 (Improper Cleanup on Thrown Exception)
The product does not clean up its state or incorrectly cleans up its state when an exception is thrown, leading to unexpected state or control flow.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.finalize() Method Without super.finalize() - (568)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 404 (Improper Resource Shutdown or Release) > 459 (Incomplete Cleanup) > 568 (finalize() Method Without super.finalize())
The software contains a finalize() method that does not call super.finalize().
+BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Release of Invalid Pointer or Reference - (763)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 404 (Improper Resource Shutdown or Release) > 763 (Release of Invalid Pointer or Reference)
The application attempts to return a memory resource to the system, but calls the wrong release function or calls the appropriate release function incorrectly.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Free of Pointer not at Start of Buffer - (761)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 404 (Improper Resource Shutdown or Release) > 763 (Release of Invalid Pointer or Reference) > 761 (Free of Pointer not at Start of Buffer)
The application calls free() on a pointer to a memory resource that was allocated on the heap, but the pointer is not at the start of the buffer.
+VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Mismatched Memory Management Routines - (762)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 404 (Improper Resource Shutdown or Release) > 763 (Release of Invalid Pointer or Reference) > 762 (Mismatched Memory Management Routines)
The application attempts to return a memory resource to the system, but it calls a release function that is not compatible with the function that was originally used to allocate that resource.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Free of Memory not on the Heap - (590)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 404 (Improper Resource Shutdown or Release) > 763 (Release of Invalid Pointer or Reference) > 762 (Mismatched Memory Management Routines) > 590 (Free of Memory not on the Heap)
The application calls free() on a pointer to memory that was not allocated using associated heap allocation functions such as malloc(), calloc(), or realloc().
+BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Missing Release of Resource after Effective Lifetime - (772)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 404 (Improper Resource Shutdown or Release) > 772 (Missing Release of Resource after Effective Lifetime)
The software does not release a resource after its effective lifetime has ended, i.e., after the resource is no longer needed.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Use of Object without Invoking Destructor Method - (1091)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 404 (Improper Resource Shutdown or Release) > 772 (Missing Release of Resource after Effective Lifetime) > 1091 (Use of Object without Invoking Destructor Method)
The software contains a method that accesses an object but does not later invoke the element's associated finalize/destructor method.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Missing Release of Memory after Effective Lifetime - (401)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 404 (Improper Resource Shutdown or Release) > 772 (Missing Release of Resource after Effective Lifetime) > 401 (Missing Release of Memory after Effective Lifetime)
The software does not sufficiently track and release allocated memory after it has been used, which slowly consumes remaining memory.Memory Leak
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Missing Release of File Descriptor or Handle after Effective Lifetime - (775)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 404 (Improper Resource Shutdown or Release) > 772 (Missing Release of Resource after Effective Lifetime) > 775 (Missing Release of File Descriptor or Handle after Effective Lifetime)
The software does not release a file descriptor or handle after its effective lifetime has ended, i.e., after the file descriptor/handle is no longer needed.
+ClassClass - a weakness that is described in a very abstract fashion, typically independent of any specific language or technology. More specific than a Pillar Weakness, but more general than a Base Weakness. Class level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 1 or 2 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, and resource.Asymmetric Resource Consumption (Amplification) - (405)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 405 (Asymmetric Resource Consumption (Amplification))
Software that does not appropriately monitor or control resource consumption can lead to adverse system performance.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Excessive Platform Resource Consumption within a Loop - (1050)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 405 (Asymmetric Resource Consumption (Amplification)) > 1050 (Excessive Platform Resource Consumption within a Loop)
The software has a loop body or loop condition that contains a control element that directly or indirectly consumes platform resources, e.g. messaging, sessions, locks, or file descriptors.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Data Resource Access without Use of Connection Pooling - (1072)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 405 (Asymmetric Resource Consumption (Amplification)) > 1072 (Data Resource Access without Use of Connection Pooling)
The software accesses a data resource through a database without using a connection pooling capability.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Non-SQL Invokable Control Element with Excessive Number of Data Resource Accesses - (1073)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 405 (Asymmetric Resource Consumption (Amplification)) > 1073 (Non-SQL Invokable Control Element with Excessive Number of Data Resource Accesses)
The software contains a client with a function or method that contains a large number of data accesses/queries that are sent through a data manager, i.e., does not use efficient database capabilities.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Invokable Control Element with Excessive File or Data Access Operations - (1084)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 405 (Asymmetric Resource Consumption (Amplification)) > 1084 (Invokable Control Element with Excessive File or Data Access Operations)
A function or method contains too many operations that utilize a data manager or file resource.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Large Data Table with Excessive Number of Indices - (1089)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 405 (Asymmetric Resource Consumption (Amplification)) > 1089 (Large Data Table with Excessive Number of Indices)
The software uses a large data table that contains an excessively large number of indices.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Excessive Index Range Scan for a Data Resource - (1094)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 405 (Asymmetric Resource Consumption (Amplification)) > 1094 (Excessive Index Range Scan for a Data Resource)
The software contains an index range scan for a large data table, but the scan can cover a large number of rows.
+ClassClass - a weakness that is described in a very abstract fashion, typically independent of any specific language or technology. More specific than a Pillar Weakness, but more general than a Base Weakness. Class level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 1 or 2 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, and resource.Inefficient CPU Computation - (1176)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 405 (Asymmetric Resource Consumption (Amplification)) > 1176 (Inefficient CPU Computation)
The program performs CPU computations using algorithms that are not as efficient as they could be for the needs of the developer, i.e., the computations can be optimized further.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Static Member Data Element outside of a Singleton Class Element - (1042)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 405 (Asymmetric Resource Consumption (Amplification)) > 1176 (Inefficient CPU Computation) > 1042 (Static Member Data Element outside of a Singleton Class Element)
The code contains a member element that is declared as static (but not final), in which its parent class element is not a singleton class - that is, a class element that can be used only once in the 'to' association of a Create action.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Creation of Immutable Text Using String Concatenation - (1046)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 405 (Asymmetric Resource Consumption (Amplification)) > 1176 (Inefficient CPU Computation) > 1046 (Creation of Immutable Text Using String Concatenation)
The software creates an immutable text string using string concatenation operations.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Excessive Data Query Operations in a Large Data Table - (1049)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 405 (Asymmetric Resource Consumption (Amplification)) > 1176 (Inefficient CPU Computation) > 1049 (Excessive Data Query Operations in a Large Data Table)
The software performs a data query with a large number of joins and sub-queries on a large data table.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Creation of Class Instance within a Static Code Block - (1063)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 405 (Asymmetric Resource Consumption (Amplification)) > 1176 (Inefficient CPU Computation) > 1063 (Creation of Class Instance within a Static Code Block)
A static code block creates an instance of a class.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Excessive Execution of Sequential Searches of Data Resource - (1067)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 405 (Asymmetric Resource Consumption (Amplification)) > 1176 (Inefficient CPU Computation) > 1067 (Excessive Execution of Sequential Searches of Data Resource)
The software contains a data query against an SQL table or view that is configured in a way that does not utilize an index and may cause sequential searches to be performed.
*ClassClass - a weakness that is described in a very abstract fashion, typically independent of any specific language or technology. More specific than a Pillar Weakness, but more general than a Base Weakness. Class level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 1 or 2 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, and resource.Insufficient Control of Network Message Volume (Network Amplification) - (406)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 405 (Asymmetric Resource Consumption (Amplification)) > 406 (Insufficient Control of Network Message Volume (Network Amplification))
The software does not sufficiently monitor or control transmitted network traffic volume, so that an actor can cause the software to transmit more traffic than should be allowed for that actor.
*ClassClass - a weakness that is described in a very abstract fashion, typically independent of any specific language or technology. More specific than a Pillar Weakness, but more general than a Base Weakness. Class level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 1 or 2 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, and resource.Inefficient Algorithmic Complexity - (407)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 405 (Asymmetric Resource Consumption (Amplification)) > 407 (Inefficient Algorithmic Complexity)
An algorithm in a product has an inefficient worst-case computational complexity that may be detrimental to system performance and can be triggered by an attacker, typically using crafted manipulations that ensure that the worst case is being reached.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Incorrect Behavior Order: Early Amplification - (408)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 405 (Asymmetric Resource Consumption (Amplification)) > 408 (Incorrect Behavior Order: Early Amplification)
The software allows an entity to perform a legitimate but expensive operation before authentication or authorization has taken place.
+BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Improper Handling of Highly Compressed Data (Data Amplification) - (409)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 405 (Asymmetric Resource Consumption (Amplification)) > 409 (Improper Handling of Highly Compressed Data (Data Amplification))
The software does not handle or incorrectly handles a compressed input with a very high compression ratio that produces a large output.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Improper Restriction of Recursive Entity References in DTDs ('XML Entity Expansion') - (776)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 405 (Asymmetric Resource Consumption (Amplification)) > 409 (Improper Handling of Highly Compressed Data (Data Amplification)) > 776 (Improper Restriction of Recursive Entity References in DTDs ('XML Entity Expansion'))
The software uses XML documents and allows their structure to be defined with a Document Type Definition (DTD), but it does not properly control the number of recursive definitions of entities.XEEBillion Laughs AttackXML Bomb
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Insufficient Resource Pool - (410)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 410 (Insufficient Resource Pool)
The software's resource pool is not large enough to handle peak demand, which allows an attacker to prevent others from accessing the resource by using a (relatively) large number of requests for resources.
+BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Modification of Assumed-Immutable Data (MAID) - (471)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 471 (Modification of Assumed-Immutable Data (MAID))
The software does not properly protect an assumed-immutable element from being modified by an attacker.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Reliance on IP Address for Authentication - (291)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 471 (Modification of Assumed-Immutable Data (MAID)) > 291 (Reliance on IP Address for Authentication)
The software uses an IP address for authentication.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.External Control of Assumed-Immutable Web Parameter - (472)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 471 (Modification of Assumed-Immutable Data (MAID)) > 472 (External Control of Assumed-Immutable Web Parameter)
The web application does not sufficiently verify inputs that are assumed to be immutable but are actually externally controllable, such as hidden form fields.Assumed-Immutable Parameter Tampering
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.PHP External Variable Modification - (473)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 471 (Modification of Assumed-Immutable Data (MAID)) > 473 (PHP External Variable Modification)
A PHP application does not properly protect against the modification of variables from external sources, such as query parameters or cookies. This can expose the application to numerous weaknesses that would not exist otherwise.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Public Static Final Field References Mutable Object - (607)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 471 (Modification of Assumed-Immutable Data (MAID)) > 607 (Public Static Final Field References Mutable Object)
A public or protected static final field references a mutable object, which allows the object to be changed by malicious code, or accidentally from another package.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Reliance on Package-level Scope - (487)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 487 (Reliance on Package-level Scope)
Java packages are not inherently closed; therefore, relying on them for code security is not a good practice.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Exposure of Data Element to Wrong Session - (488)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 488 (Exposure of Data Element to Wrong Session)
The product does not sufficiently enforce boundaries between the states of different sessions, causing data to be provided to, or used by, the wrong session.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Private Data Structure Returned From A Public Method - (495)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 495 (Private Data Structure Returned From A Public Method)
The product has a method that is declared public, but returns a reference to a private data structure, which could then be modified in unexpected ways.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Public Data Assigned to Private Array-Typed Field - (496)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 496 (Public Data Assigned to Private Array-Typed Field)
Assigning public data to a private array is equivalent to giving public access to the array.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Cloneable Class Containing Sensitive Information - (498)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 498 (Cloneable Class Containing Sensitive Information)
The code contains a class with sensitive data, but the class is cloneable. The data can then be accessed by cloning the class.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Serializable Class Containing Sensitive Data - (499)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 499 (Serializable Class Containing Sensitive Data)
The code contains a class with sensitive data, but the class does not explicitly deny serialization. The data can be accessed by serializing the class through another class.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Trust Boundary Violation - (501)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 501 (Trust Boundary Violation)
The product mixes trusted and untrusted data in the same data structure or structured message.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.clone() Method Without super.clone() - (580)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 580 (clone() Method Without super.clone())
The software contains a clone() method that does not call super.clone() to obtain the new object.
+ClassClass - a weakness that is described in a very abstract fashion, typically independent of any specific language or technology. More specific than a Pillar Weakness, but more general than a Base Weakness. Class level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 1 or 2 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, and resource.Externally Controlled Reference to a Resource in Another Sphere - (610)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 610 (Externally Controlled Reference to a Resource in Another Sphere)
The product uses an externally controlled name or reference that resolves to a resource that is outside of the intended control sphere.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.External Control of System or Configuration Setting - (15)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 610 (Externally Controlled Reference to a Resource in Another Sphere) > 15 (External Control of System or Configuration Setting)
One or more system settings or configuration elements can be externally controlled by a user.
*CompositeComposite - a Compound Element that consists of two or more distinct weaknesses, in which all weaknesses must be present at the same time in order for a potential vulnerability to arise. Removing any of the weaknesses eliminates or sharply reduces the risk. One weakness, X, can be "broken down" into component weaknesses Y and Z. There can be cases in which one weakness might not be essential to a composite, but changes the nature of the composite when it becomes a vulnerability.Session Fixation - (384)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 610 (Externally Controlled Reference to a Resource in Another Sphere) > 384 (Session Fixation)
Authenticating a user, or otherwise establishing a new user session, without invalidating any existing session identifier gives an attacker the opportunity to steal authenticated sessions.
+ClassClass - a weakness that is described in a very abstract fashion, typically independent of any specific language or technology. More specific than a Pillar Weakness, but more general than a Base Weakness. Class level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 1 or 2 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, and resource.Unintended Proxy or Intermediary ('Confused Deputy') - (441)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 610 (Externally Controlled Reference to a Resource in Another Sphere) > 441 (Unintended Proxy or Intermediary ('Confused Deputy'))
The software receives a request, message, or directive from an upstream component, but the software does not sufficiently preserve the original source of the request before forwarding the request to an external actor that is outside of the software's control sphere. This causes the software to appear to be the source of the request, leading it to act as a proxy or other intermediary between the upstream component and the external actor.Confused Deputy
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Improper Restriction of Rendered UI Layers or Frames - (1021)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 610 (Externally Controlled Reference to a Resource in Another Sphere) > 441 (Unintended Proxy or Intermediary ('Confused Deputy')) > 1021 (Improper Restriction of Rendered UI Layers or Frames)
The web application does not restrict or incorrectly restricts frame objects or UI layers that belong to another application or domain, which can lead to user confusion about which interface the user is interacting with.ClickjackingUI Redress AttackTapjacking
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Server-Side Request Forgery (SSRF) - (918)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 610 (Externally Controlled Reference to a Resource in Another Sphere) > 441 (Unintended Proxy or Intermediary ('Confused Deputy')) > 918 (Server-Side Request Forgery (SSRF))
The web server receives a URL or similar request from an upstream component and retrieves the contents of this URL, but it does not sufficiently ensure that the request is being sent to the expected destination.XSPA
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Use of Externally-Controlled Input to Select Classes or Code ('Unsafe Reflection') - (470)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 610 (Externally Controlled Reference to a Resource in Another Sphere) > 470 (Use of Externally-Controlled Input to Select Classes or Code ('Unsafe Reflection'))
The application uses external input with reflection to select which classes or code to use, but it does not sufficiently prevent the input from selecting improper classes or code.Reflection Injection
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.URL Redirection to Untrusted Site ('Open Redirect') - (601)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 610 (Externally Controlled Reference to a Resource in Another Sphere) > 601 (URL Redirection to Untrusted Site ('Open Redirect'))
A web application accepts a user-controlled input that specifies a link to an external site, and uses that link in a Redirect. This simplifies phishing attacks.Open RedirectCross-site RedirectCross-domain Redirect
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Improper Restriction of XML External Entity Reference - (611)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 610 (Externally Controlled Reference to a Resource in Another Sphere) > 611 (Improper Restriction of XML External Entity Reference)
The software processes an XML document that can contain XML entities with URIs that resolve to documents outside of the intended sphere of control, causing the product to embed incorrect documents into its output.XXE
+BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.External Control of File Name or Path - (73)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 610 (Externally Controlled Reference to a Resource in Another Sphere) > 73 (External Control of File Name or Path)
The software allows user input to control or influence paths or file names that are used in filesystem operations.
*ClassClass - a weakness that is described in a very abstract fashion, typically independent of any specific language or technology. More specific than a Pillar Weakness, but more general than a Base Weakness. Class level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 1 or 2 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, and resource.Process Control - (114)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 610 (Externally Controlled Reference to a Resource in Another Sphere) > 73 (External Control of File Name or Path) > 114 (Process Control)
Executing commands or loading libraries from an untrusted source or in an untrusted environment can cause an application to execute malicious commands (and payloads) on behalf of an attacker.
+ClassClass - a weakness that is described in a very abstract fashion, typically independent of any specific language or technology. More specific than a Pillar Weakness, but more general than a Base Weakness. Class level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 1 or 2 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, and resource.Improper Synchronization - (662)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 662 (Improper Synchronization)
The software utilizes multiple threads or processes to allow temporary access to a shared resource that can only be exclusive to one process at a time, but it does not properly synchronize these actions, which might cause simultaneous accesses of this resource by multiple threads or processes.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Invokable Control Element in Multi-Thread Context with non-Final Static Storable or Member Element - (1058)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 662 (Improper Synchronization) > 1058 (Invokable Control Element in Multi-Thread Context with non-Final Static Storable or Member Element)
The code contains a function or method that operates in a multi-threaded environment but owns an unsafe non-final static storable or member data element.
+BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Use of a Non-reentrant Function in a Concurrent Context - (663)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 662 (Improper Synchronization) > 663 (Use of a Non-reentrant Function in a Concurrent Context)
The software calls a non-reentrant function in a concurrent context in which a competing code sequence (e.g. thread or signal handler) may have an opportunity to call the same function or otherwise influence its state.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Signal Handler Use of a Non-reentrant Function - (479)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 662 (Improper Synchronization) > 663 (Use of a Non-reentrant Function in a Concurrent Context) > 479 (Signal Handler Use of a Non-reentrant Function)
The program defines a signal handler that calls a non-reentrant function.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Use of getlogin() in Multithreaded Application - (558)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 662 (Improper Synchronization) > 663 (Use of a Non-reentrant Function in a Concurrent Context) > 558 (Use of getlogin() in Multithreaded Application)
The application uses the getlogin() function in a multithreaded context, potentially causing it to return incorrect values.
+ClassClass - a weakness that is described in a very abstract fashion, typically independent of any specific language or technology. More specific than a Pillar Weakness, but more general than a Base Weakness. Class level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 1 or 2 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, and resource.Improper Locking - (667)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 662 (Improper Synchronization) > 667 (Improper Locking)
The software does not properly acquire or release a lock on a resource, leading to unexpected resource state changes and behaviors.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Improper Lock Behavior After Power State Transition - (1232)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 662 (Improper Synchronization) > 667 (Improper Locking) > 1232 (Improper Lock Behavior After Power State Transition)
The product implements register lock bit protection features with the intent to disable changes to system configuration after the lock is set. Some of the protected registers or lock bits become programmable after power state transitions (e.g., Entry and wake from low power sleep modes).
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Improper Hardware Lock Protection for Security Sensitive Controls - (1233)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 662 (Improper Synchronization) > 667 (Improper Locking) > 1233 (Improper Hardware Lock Protection for Security Sensitive Controls)
The product implements a register lock bit protection feature that permits security sensitive controls to modify the protected configuration.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Hardware Internal or Debug Modes Allow Override of Locks - (1234)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 662 (Improper Synchronization) > 667 (Improper Locking) > 1234 (Hardware Internal or Debug Modes Allow Override of Locks)
The product implements register lock bit protection features that may permit security sensitive controls to modify system configuration after the lock is set through internal modes or debug features.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Unrestricted Externally Accessible Lock - (412)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 662 (Improper Synchronization) > 667 (Improper Locking) > 412 (Unrestricted Externally Accessible Lock)
The software properly checks for the existence of a lock, but the lock can be externally controlled or influenced by an actor that is outside of the intended sphere of control.
+BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Improper Resource Locking - (413)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 662 (Improper Synchronization) > 667 (Improper Locking) > 413 (Improper Resource Locking)
The software does not lock or does not correctly lock a resource when the software must have exclusive access to the resource.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Sensitive Data Storage in Improperly Locked Memory - (591)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 662 (Improper Synchronization) > 667 (Improper Locking) > 413 (Improper Resource Locking) > 591 (Sensitive Data Storage in Improperly Locked Memory)
The application stores sensitive data in memory that is not locked, or that has been incorrectly locked, which might cause the memory to be written to swap files on disk by the virtual memory manager. This can make the data more accessible to external actors.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Missing Lock Check - (414)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 662 (Improper Synchronization) > 667 (Improper Locking) > 414 (Missing Lock Check)
A product does not check to see if a lock is present before performing sensitive operations on a resource.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Double-Checked Locking - (609)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 662 (Improper Synchronization) > 667 (Improper Locking) > 609 (Double-Checked Locking)
The program uses double-checked locking to access a resource without the overhead of explicit synchronization, but the locking is insufficient.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Multiple Locks of a Critical Resource - (764)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 662 (Improper Synchronization) > 667 (Improper Locking) > 764 (Multiple Locks of a Critical Resource)
The software locks a critical resource more times than intended, leading to an unexpected state in the system.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Multiple Unlocks of a Critical Resource - (765)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 662 (Improper Synchronization) > 667 (Improper Locking) > 765 (Multiple Unlocks of a Critical Resource)
The software unlocks a critical resource more times than intended, leading to an unexpected state in the system.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Unlock of a Resource that is not Locked - (832)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 662 (Improper Synchronization) > 667 (Improper Locking) > 832 (Unlock of a Resource that is not Locked)
The software attempts to unlock a resource that is not locked.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Deadlock - (833)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 662 (Improper Synchronization) > 667 (Improper Locking) > 833 (Deadlock)
The software contains multiple threads or executable segments that are waiting for each other to release a necessary lock, resulting in deadlock.
+BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Missing Synchronization - (820)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 662 (Improper Synchronization) > 820 (Missing Synchronization)
The software utilizes a shared resource in a concurrent manner but does not attempt to synchronize access to the resource.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Singleton Class Instance Creation without Proper Locking or Synchronization - (1096)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 662 (Improper Synchronization) > 820 (Missing Synchronization) > 1096 (Singleton Class Instance Creation without Proper Locking or Synchronization)
The software implements a Singleton design pattern but does not use appropriate locking or other synchronization mechanism to ensure that the singleton class is only instantiated once.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Use of Singleton Pattern Without Synchronization in a Multithreaded Context - (543)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 662 (Improper Synchronization) > 820 (Missing Synchronization) > 543 (Use of Singleton Pattern Without Synchronization in a Multithreaded Context)
The software uses the singleton pattern when creating a resource within a multithreaded environment.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Unsynchronized Access to Shared Data in a Multithreaded Context - (567)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 662 (Improper Synchronization) > 820 (Missing Synchronization) > 567 (Unsynchronized Access to Shared Data in a Multithreaded Context)
The product does not properly synchronize shared data, such as static variables across threads, which can lead to undefined behavior and unpredictable data changes.
+BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Incorrect Synchronization - (821)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 662 (Improper Synchronization) > 821 (Incorrect Synchronization)
The software utilizes a shared resource in a concurrent manner, but it does not correctly synchronize access to the resource.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Synchronous Access of Remote Resource without Timeout - (1088)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 662 (Improper Synchronization) > 821 (Incorrect Synchronization) > 1088 (Synchronous Access of Remote Resource without Timeout)
The code has a synchronous call to a remote resource, but there is no timeout for the call, or the timeout is set to infinite.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Hardware Logic with Insecure De-Synchronization between Control and Data Channels - (1264)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 662 (Improper Synchronization) > 821 (Incorrect Synchronization) > 1264 (Hardware Logic with Insecure De-Synchronization between Control and Data Channels)
The hardware logic for error handling and security checks can incorrectly forward data before the security check is complete.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Call to Thread run() instead of start() - (572)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 662 (Improper Synchronization) > 821 (Incorrect Synchronization) > 572 (Call to Thread run() instead of start())
The program calls a thread's run() method instead of calling start(), which causes the code to run in the thread of the caller instead of the callee.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.EJB Bad Practices: Use of Synchronization Primitives - (574)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 662 (Improper Synchronization) > 821 (Incorrect Synchronization) > 574 (EJB Bad Practices: Use of Synchronization Primitives)
The program violates the Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB) specification by using thread synchronization primitives.
+ClassClass - a weakness that is described in a very abstract fashion, typically independent of any specific language or technology. More specific than a Pillar Weakness, but more general than a Base Weakness. Class level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 1 or 2 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, and resource.Improper Initialization - (665)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 665 (Improper Initialization)
The software does not initialize or incorrectly initializes a resource, which might leave the resource in an unexpected state when it is accessed or used.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Initialization with Hard-Coded Network Resource Configuration Data - (1051)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 665 (Improper Initialization) > 1051 (Initialization with Hard-Coded Network Resource Configuration Data)
The software initializes data using hard-coded values that act as network resource identifiers.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Excessive Use of Hard-Coded Literals in Initialization - (1052)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 665 (Improper Initialization) > 1052 (Excessive Use of Hard-Coded Literals in Initialization)
The software initializes a data element using a hard-coded literal that is not a simple integer or static constant element.
+BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Insecure Default Initialization of Resource - (1188)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 665 (Improper Initialization) > 1188 (Insecure Default Initialization of Resource)
The software initializes or sets a resource with a default that is intended to be changed by the administrator, but the default is not secure.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Insecure Default Variable Initialization - (453)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 665 (Improper Initialization) > 1188 (Insecure Default Initialization of Resource) > 453 (Insecure Default Variable Initialization)
The software, by default, initializes an internal variable with an insecure or less secure value than is possible.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Incorrect Register Defaults or Module Parameters - (1221)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 665 (Improper Initialization) > 1221 (Incorrect Register Defaults or Module Parameters)
Hardware description language code incorrectly defines register defaults or hardware IP parameters to insecure values.
*ClassClass - a weakness that is described in a very abstract fashion, typically independent of any specific language or technology. More specific than a Pillar Weakness, but more general than a Base Weakness. Class level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 1 or 2 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, and resource.Missing Known Value on Reset for Registers Holding Security Settings - (1271)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 665 (Improper Initialization) > 1271 (Missing Known Value on Reset for Registers Holding Security Settings)
The product's logic for state elements that implement security-critical functionality does not have a mechanism for being initialized to a known value on reset.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Cryptographic Primitives used without Successful Self-Test - (1279)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 665 (Improper Initialization) > 1279 (Cryptographic Primitives used without Successful Self-Test)
Using crypto primitives without ensuring that they have passed the self-tests might result in the exposure of sensitive information and/or other consequences.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.External Initialization of Trusted Variables or Data Stores - (454)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 665 (Improper Initialization) > 454 (External Initialization of Trusted Variables or Data Stores)
The software initializes critical internal variables or data stores using inputs that can be modified by untrusted actors.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Non-exit on Failed Initialization - (455)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 665 (Improper Initialization) > 455 (Non-exit on Failed Initialization)
The software does not exit or otherwise modify its operation when security-relevant errors occur during initialization, such as when a configuration file has a format error, which can cause the software to execute in a less secure fashion than intended by the administrator.
+BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Allocation of Resources Without Limits or Throttling - (770)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 665 (Improper Initialization) > 770 (Allocation of Resources Without Limits or Throttling)
The software allocates a reusable resource or group of resources on behalf of an actor without imposing any restrictions on the size or number of resources that can be allocated, in violation of the intended security policy for that actor.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Allocation of File Descriptors or Handles Without Limits or Throttling - (774)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 665 (Improper Initialization) > 770 (Allocation of Resources Without Limits or Throttling) > 774 (Allocation of File Descriptors or Handles Without Limits or Throttling)
The software allocates file descriptors or handles on behalf of an actor without imposing any restrictions on how many descriptors can be allocated, in violation of the intended security policy for that actor.File Descriptor Exhaustion
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Uncontrolled Memory Allocation - (789)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 665 (Improper Initialization) > 770 (Allocation of Resources Without Limits or Throttling) > 789 (Uncontrolled Memory Allocation)
The product allocates memory based on an untrusted size value, but it does not validate or incorrectly validates the size, allowing arbitrary amounts of memory to be allocated.
+BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Use of Uninitialized Resource - (908)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 665 (Improper Initialization) > 908 (Use of Uninitialized Resource)
The software uses or accesses a resource that has not been initialized.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Use of Uninitialized Variable - (457)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 665 (Improper Initialization) > 908 (Use of Uninitialized Resource) > 457 (Use of Uninitialized Variable)
The code uses a variable that has not been initialized, leading to unpredictable or unintended results.
+BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Missing Initialization of Resource - (909)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 665 (Improper Initialization) > 909 (Missing Initialization of Resource)
The software does not initialize a critical resource.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Missing Initialization of a Variable - (456)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 665 (Improper Initialization) > 909 (Missing Initialization of Resource) > 456 (Missing Initialization of a Variable)
The software does not initialize critical variables, which causes the execution environment to use unexpected values.
+ClassClass - a weakness that is described in a very abstract fashion, typically independent of any specific language or technology. More specific than a Pillar Weakness, but more general than a Base Weakness. Class level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 1 or 2 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, and resource.Operation on Resource in Wrong Phase of Lifetime - (666)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 666 (Operation on Resource in Wrong Phase of Lifetime)
The software performs an operation on a resource at the wrong phase of the resource's lifecycle, which can lead to unexpected behaviors.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Double Free - (415)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 666 (Operation on Resource in Wrong Phase of Lifetime) > 415 (Double Free)
The product calls free() twice on the same memory address, potentially leading to modification of unexpected memory locations.Double-free
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Authentication Bypass: OpenSSL CTX Object Modified after SSL Objects are Created - (593)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 666 (Operation on Resource in Wrong Phase of Lifetime) > 593 (Authentication Bypass: OpenSSL CTX Object Modified after SSL Objects are Created)
The software modifies the SSL context after connection creation has begun.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Multiple Binds to the Same Port - (605)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 666 (Operation on Resource in Wrong Phase of Lifetime) > 605 (Multiple Binds to the Same Port)
When multiple sockets are allowed to bind to the same port, other services on that port may be stolen or spoofed.
+ClassClass - a weakness that is described in a very abstract fashion, typically independent of any specific language or technology. More specific than a Pillar Weakness, but more general than a Base Weakness. Class level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 1 or 2 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, and resource.Operation on a Resource after Expiration or Release - (672)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 666 (Operation on Resource in Wrong Phase of Lifetime) > 672 (Operation on a Resource after Expiration or Release)
The software uses, accesses, or otherwise operates on a resource after that resource has been expired, released, or revoked.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Improper Validation of Certificate Expiration - (298)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 666 (Operation on Resource in Wrong Phase of Lifetime) > 672 (Operation on a Resource after Expiration or Release) > 298 (Improper Validation of Certificate Expiration)
A certificate expiration is not validated or is incorrectly validated, so trust may be assigned to certificates that have been abandoned due to age.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Use of a Key Past its Expiration Date - (324)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 666 (Operation on Resource in Wrong Phase of Lifetime) > 672 (Operation on a Resource after Expiration or Release) > 324 (Use of a Key Past its Expiration Date)
The product uses a cryptographic key or password past its expiration date, which diminishes its safety significantly by increasing the timing window for cracking attacks against that key.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Insufficient Session Expiration - (613)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 666 (Operation on Resource in Wrong Phase of Lifetime) > 672 (Operation on a Resource after Expiration or Release) > 613 (Insufficient Session Expiration)
According to WASC, "Insufficient Session Expiration is when a web site permits an attacker to reuse old session credentials or session IDs for authorization."
+BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Expired Pointer Dereference - (825)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 666 (Operation on Resource in Wrong Phase of Lifetime) > 672 (Operation on a Resource after Expiration or Release) > 825 (Expired Pointer Dereference)
The program dereferences a pointer that contains a location for memory that was previously valid, but is no longer valid.Dangling pointer
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Double Free - (415)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 666 (Operation on Resource in Wrong Phase of Lifetime) > 672 (Operation on a Resource after Expiration or Release) > 825 (Expired Pointer Dereference) > 415 (Double Free)
The product calls free() twice on the same memory address, potentially leading to modification of unexpected memory locations.Double-free
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Use After Free - (416)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 666 (Operation on Resource in Wrong Phase of Lifetime) > 672 (Operation on a Resource after Expiration or Release) > 825 (Expired Pointer Dereference) > 416 (Use After Free)
Referencing memory after it has been freed can cause a program to crash, use unexpected values, or execute code.Dangling pointerUse-After-Free
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Use of Expired File Descriptor - (910)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 666 (Operation on Resource in Wrong Phase of Lifetime) > 672 (Operation on a Resource after Expiration or Release) > 910 (Use of Expired File Descriptor)
The software uses or accesses a file descriptor after it has been closed.Stale file descriptor
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Premature Release of Resource During Expected Lifetime - (826)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 666 (Operation on Resource in Wrong Phase of Lifetime) > 826 (Premature Release of Resource During Expected Lifetime)
The program releases a resource that is still intended to be used by the program itself or another actor.
+ClassClass - a weakness that is described in a very abstract fashion, typically independent of any specific language or technology. More specific than a Pillar Weakness, but more general than a Base Weakness. Class level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 1 or 2 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, and resource.Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere - (668)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere)
The product exposes a resource to the wrong control sphere, providing unintended actors with inappropriate access to the resource.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Improper Isolation of Shared Resources on System-on-Chip (SoC) - (1189)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 1189 (Improper Isolation of Shared Resources on System-on-Chip (SoC))
The product does not properly isolate shared resources between trusted and untrusted agents.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Assumed-Immutable Data Stored in Writable Memory - (1282)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 1282 (Assumed-Immutable Data Stored in Writable Memory)
Immutable data, such as a first-stage bootloader, device identifiers, and "write-once" configuration settings are stored in writable memory that can be re-programmed/updated in the field.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Use of Externally-Controlled Format String - (134)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 134 (Use of Externally-Controlled Format String)
The software uses a function that accepts a format string as an argument, but the format string originates from an external source.
+ClassClass - a weakness that is described in a very abstract fashion, typically independent of any specific language or technology. More specific than a Pillar Weakness, but more general than a Base Weakness. Class level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 1 or 2 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, and resource.Exposure of Sensitive Information to an Unauthorized Actor - (200)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 200 (Exposure of Sensitive Information to an Unauthorized Actor)
The product exposes sensitive information to an actor that is not explicitly authorized to have access to that information.Information LeakInformation Disclosure
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Exposure of Security-Sensitive Fuse Values During Debug - (1243)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 200 (Exposure of Sensitive Information to an Unauthorized Actor) > 1243 (Exposure of Security-Sensitive Fuse Values During Debug)
The product exposes security-sensitive values stored in fuses during debug.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Device Unlock Credential Sharing - (1273)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 200 (Exposure of Sensitive Information to an Unauthorized Actor) > 1273 (Device Unlock Credential Sharing)
The credentials necessary for unlocking a device are shared across multiple parties and may expose sensitive information.
+BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Exposure of Sensitive Information Through Sent Data - (201)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 200 (Exposure of Sensitive Information to an Unauthorized Actor) > 201 (Exposure of Sensitive Information Through Sent Data)
The code transmits data to another actor, but the data contains sensitive information that should not be accessible to the actor that is receiving the data.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Use of GET Request Method With Sensitive Query Strings - (598)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 200 (Exposure of Sensitive Information to an Unauthorized Actor) > 201 (Exposure of Sensitive Information Through Sent Data) > 598 (Use of GET Request Method With Sensitive Query Strings)
The web application uses the HTTP GET method to process a request and includes sensitive information in the query string of that requests.
+BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Observable Discrepancy - (203)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 200 (Exposure of Sensitive Information to an Unauthorized Actor) > 203 (Observable Discrepancy)
The product behaves differently or sends different responses under different circumstances in a way that is observable to an unauthorized actor, which exposes security-relevant information about the state of the product, such as whether a particular operation was successful or not.Side Channel Attack
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Observable Response Discrepancy - (204)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 200 (Exposure of Sensitive Information to an Unauthorized Actor) > 203 (Observable Discrepancy) > 204 (Observable Response Discrepancy)
The product provides different responses to incoming requests in a way that reveals internal state information to an unauthorized actor outside of the intended control sphere.
+BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Observable Behavioral Discrepancy - (205)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 200 (Exposure of Sensitive Information to an Unauthorized Actor) > 203 (Observable Discrepancy) > 205 (Observable Behavioral Discrepancy)
The product's behaviors indicate important differences that may be observed by unauthorized actors in a way that reveals (1) its internal state or decision process, or (2) differences from other products with equivalent functionality.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Observable Internal Behavioral Discrepancy - (206)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 200 (Exposure of Sensitive Information to an Unauthorized Actor) > 203 (Observable Discrepancy) > 205 (Observable Behavioral Discrepancy) > 206 (Observable Internal Behavioral Discrepancy)
The product performs multiple behaviors that are combined to produce a single result, but the individual behaviors are observable separately in a way that allows attackers to reveal internal state or internal decision points.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Observable Behavioral Discrepancy With Equivalent Products - (207)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 200 (Exposure of Sensitive Information to an Unauthorized Actor) > 203 (Observable Discrepancy) > 205 (Observable Behavioral Discrepancy) > 207 (Observable Behavioral Discrepancy With Equivalent Products)
The product operates in an environment in which its existence or specific identity should not be known, but it behaves differently than other products with equivalent functionality, in a way that is observable to an attacker.
+BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Observable Timing Discrepancy - (208)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 200 (Exposure of Sensitive Information to an Unauthorized Actor) > 203 (Observable Discrepancy) > 208 (Observable Timing Discrepancy)
Two separate operations in a product require different amounts of time to complete, in a way that is observable to an actor and reveals security-relevant information about the state of the product, such as whether a particular operation was successful or not.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Incorrect Comparison Logic Granularity - (1254)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 200 (Exposure of Sensitive Information to an Unauthorized Actor) > 203 (Observable Discrepancy) > 208 (Observable Timing Discrepancy) > 1254 (Incorrect Comparison Logic Granularity)
The product's comparison logic is performed over a series of steps rather than across the entire string in one operation. If there is a comparison logic failure on one of these steps, the operation may be vulnerable to a timing attack that can result in the interception of the process for nefarious purposes.
+BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Generation of Error Message Containing Sensitive Information - (209)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 200 (Exposure of Sensitive Information to an Unauthorized Actor) > 209 (Generation of Error Message Containing Sensitive Information)
The software generates an error message that includes sensitive information about its environment, users, or associated data.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Self-generated Error Message Containing Sensitive Information - (210)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 200 (Exposure of Sensitive Information to an Unauthorized Actor) > 209 (Generation of Error Message Containing Sensitive Information) > 210 (Self-generated Error Message Containing Sensitive Information)
The software identifies an error condition and creates its own diagnostic or error messages that contain sensitive information.
+BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Externally-Generated Error Message Containing Sensitive Information - (211)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 200 (Exposure of Sensitive Information to an Unauthorized Actor) > 209 (Generation of Error Message Containing Sensitive Information) > 211 (Externally-Generated Error Message Containing Sensitive Information)
The application performs an operation that triggers an external diagnostic or error message that is not directly generated or controlled by the application, such as an error generated by the programming language interpreter that the software uses. The error can contain sensitive system information.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Exposure of Information Through Shell Error Message - (535)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 200 (Exposure of Sensitive Information to an Unauthorized Actor) > 209 (Generation of Error Message Containing Sensitive Information) > 211 (Externally-Generated Error Message Containing Sensitive Information) > 535 (Exposure of Information Through Shell Error Message)
A command shell error message indicates that there exists an unhandled exception in the web application code. In many cases, an attacker can leverage the conditions that cause these errors in order to gain unauthorized access to the system.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Servlet Runtime Error Message Containing Sensitive Information - (536)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 200 (Exposure of Sensitive Information to an Unauthorized Actor) > 209 (Generation of Error Message Containing Sensitive Information) > 211 (Externally-Generated Error Message Containing Sensitive Information) > 536 (Servlet Runtime Error Message Containing Sensitive Information)
A servlet error message indicates that there exists an unhandled exception in your web application code and may provide useful information to an attacker.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Java Runtime Error Message Containing Sensitive Information - (537)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 200 (Exposure of Sensitive Information to an Unauthorized Actor) > 209 (Generation of Error Message Containing Sensitive Information) > 211 (Externally-Generated Error Message Containing Sensitive Information) > 537 (Java Runtime Error Message Containing Sensitive Information)
In many cases, an attacker can leverage the conditions that cause unhandled exception errors in order to gain unauthorized access to the system.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Server-generated Error Message Containing Sensitive Information - (550)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 200 (Exposure of Sensitive Information to an Unauthorized Actor) > 209 (Generation of Error Message Containing Sensitive Information) > 550 (Server-generated Error Message Containing Sensitive Information)
Certain conditions, such as network failure, will cause a server error message to be displayed.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Exposure of Sensitive Information Due to Incompatible Policies - (213)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 200 (Exposure of Sensitive Information to an Unauthorized Actor) > 213 (Exposure of Sensitive Information Due to Incompatible Policies)
The product's intended functionality exposes information to certain actors in accordance with the developer's security policy, but this information is regarded as sensitive according to the intended security policies of other stakeholders such as the product's administrator, users, or others whose information is being processed.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Insertion of Sensitive Information Into Debugging Code - (215)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 200 (Exposure of Sensitive Information to an Unauthorized Actor) > 215 (Insertion of Sensitive Information Into Debugging Code)
The application inserts sensitive information into debugging code, which could expose this information if the debugging code is not disabled in production.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Exposure of Private Personal Information to an Unauthorized Actor - (359)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 200 (Exposure of Sensitive Information to an Unauthorized Actor) > 359 (Exposure of Private Personal Information to an Unauthorized Actor)
The product does not properly prevent a person's private, personal information from being accessed by actors who either (1) are not explicitly authorized to access the information or (2) do not have the implicit consent of the person about whom the information is collected.Privacy violationPrivacy leakPrivacy leakage
+BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Exposure of Sensitive System Information to an Unauthorized Control Sphere - (497)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 200 (Exposure of Sensitive Information to an Unauthorized Actor) > 497 (Exposure of Sensitive System Information to an Unauthorized Control Sphere)
The application does not properly prevent sensitive system-level information from being accessed by unauthorized actors who do not have the same level of access to the underlying system as the application does.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Invocation of Process Using Visible Sensitive Information - (214)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 200 (Exposure of Sensitive Information to an Unauthorized Actor) > 497 (Exposure of Sensitive System Information to an Unauthorized Control Sphere) > 214 (Invocation of Process Using Visible Sensitive Information)
A process is invoked with sensitive command-line arguments, environment variables, or other elements that can be seen by other processes on the operating system.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Exposure of Sensitive Information Through Environmental Variables - (526)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 200 (Exposure of Sensitive Information to an Unauthorized Actor) > 497 (Exposure of Sensitive System Information to an Unauthorized Control Sphere) > 526 (Exposure of Sensitive Information Through Environmental Variables)
Environmental variables may contain sensitive information about a remote server.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Exposure of Information Through Directory Listing - (548)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 200 (Exposure of Sensitive Information to an Unauthorized Actor) > 497 (Exposure of Sensitive System Information to an Unauthorized Control Sphere) > 548 (Exposure of Information Through Directory Listing)
A directory listing is inappropriately exposed, yielding potentially sensitive information to attackers.
+BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Insertion of Sensitive Information into Externally-Accessible File or Directory - (538)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 200 (Exposure of Sensitive Information to an Unauthorized Actor) > 538 (Insertion of Sensitive Information into Externally-Accessible File or Directory)
The product places sensitive information into files or directories that are accessible to actors who are allowed to have access to the files, but not to the sensitive information.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Insertion of Sensitive Information into Log File - (532)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 200 (Exposure of Sensitive Information to an Unauthorized Actor) > 538 (Insertion of Sensitive Information into Externally-Accessible File or Directory) > 532 (Insertion of Sensitive Information into Log File)
Information written to log files can be of a sensitive nature and give valuable guidance to an attacker or expose sensitive user information.
+BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Inclusion of Sensitive Information in Source Code - (540)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 200 (Exposure of Sensitive Information to an Unauthorized Actor) > 538 (Insertion of Sensitive Information into Externally-Accessible File or Directory) > 540 (Inclusion of Sensitive Information in Source Code)
Source code on a web server or repository often contains sensitive information and should generally not be accessible to users.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Inclusion of Sensitive Information in Test Code - (531)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 200 (Exposure of Sensitive Information to an Unauthorized Actor) > 538 (Insertion of Sensitive Information into Externally-Accessible File or Directory) > 540 (Inclusion of Sensitive Information in Source Code) > 531 (Inclusion of Sensitive Information in Test Code)
Accessible test applications can pose a variety of security risks. Since developers or administrators rarely consider that someone besides themselves would even know about the existence of these applications, it is common for them to contain sensitive information or functions.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Inclusion of Sensitive Information in an Include File - (541)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 200 (Exposure of Sensitive Information to an Unauthorized Actor) > 538 (Insertion of Sensitive Information into Externally-Accessible File or Directory) > 540 (Inclusion of Sensitive Information in Source Code) > 541 (Inclusion of Sensitive Information in an Include File)
If an include file source is accessible, the file can contain usernames and passwords, as well as sensitive information pertaining to the application and system.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Inclusion of Sensitive Information in Source Code Comments - (615)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 200 (Exposure of Sensitive Information to an Unauthorized Actor) > 538 (Insertion of Sensitive Information into Externally-Accessible File or Directory) > 540 (Inclusion of Sensitive Information in Source Code) > 615 (Inclusion of Sensitive Information in Source Code Comments)
While adding general comments is very useful, some programmers tend to leave important data, such as: filenames related to the web application, old links or links which were not meant to be browsed by users, old code fragments, etc.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Exposure of WSDL File Containing Sensitive Information - (651)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 200 (Exposure of Sensitive Information to an Unauthorized Actor) > 538 (Insertion of Sensitive Information into Externally-Accessible File or Directory) > 651 (Exposure of WSDL File Containing Sensitive Information)
The Web services architecture may require exposing a Web Service Definition Language (WSDL) file that contains information on the publicly accessible services and how callers of these services should interact with them (e.g. what parameters they expect and what types they return).
+BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal') - (22)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 22 (Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal'))
The software uses external input to construct a pathname that is intended to identify a file or directory that is located underneath a restricted parent directory, but the software does not properly neutralize special elements within the pathname that can cause the pathname to resolve to a location that is outside of the restricted directory.Directory traversalPath traversal
+BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Relative Path Traversal - (23)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 22 (Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal')) > 23 (Relative Path Traversal)
The software uses external input to construct a pathname that should be within a restricted directory, but it does not properly neutralize sequences such as ".." that can resolve to a location that is outside of that directory.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Path Traversal: '../filedir' - (24)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 22 (Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal')) > 23 (Relative Path Traversal) > 24 (Path Traversal: '../filedir')
The software uses external input to construct a pathname that should be within a restricted directory, but it does not properly neutralize "../" sequences that can resolve to a location that is outside of that directory.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Path Traversal: '/../filedir' - (25)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 22 (Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal')) > 23 (Relative Path Traversal) > 25 (Path Traversal: '/../filedir')
The software uses external input to construct a pathname that should be within a restricted directory, but it does not properly neutralize "/../" sequences that can resolve to a location that is outside of that directory.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Path Traversal: '/dir/../filename' - (26)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 22 (Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal')) > 23 (Relative Path Traversal) > 26 (Path Traversal: '/dir/../filename')
The software uses external input to construct a pathname that should be within a restricted directory, but it does not properly neutralize "/dir/../filename" sequences that can resolve to a location that is outside of that directory.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Path Traversal: 'dir/../../filename' - (27)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 22 (Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal')) > 23 (Relative Path Traversal) > 27 (Path Traversal: 'dir/../../filename')
The software uses external input to construct a pathname that should be within a restricted directory, but it does not properly neutralize multiple internal "../" sequences that can resolve to a location that is outside of that directory.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Path Traversal: '..\filedir' - (28)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 22 (Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal')) > 23 (Relative Path Traversal) > 28 (Path Traversal: '..\filedir')
The software uses external input to construct a pathname that should be within a restricted directory, but it does not properly neutralize "..\" sequences that can resolve to a location that is outside of that directory.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Path Traversal: '\..\filename' - (29)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 22 (Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal')) > 23 (Relative Path Traversal) > 29 (Path Traversal: '\..\filename')
The software uses external input to construct a pathname that should be within a restricted directory, but it does not properly neutralize '\..\filename' (leading backslash dot dot) sequences that can resolve to a location that is outside of that directory.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Path Traversal: '\dir\..\filename' - (30)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 22 (Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal')) > 23 (Relative Path Traversal) > 30 (Path Traversal: '\dir\..\filename')
The software uses external input to construct a pathname that should be within a restricted directory, but it does not properly neutralize '\dir\..\filename' (leading backslash dot dot) sequences that can resolve to a location that is outside of that directory.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Path Traversal: 'dir\..\..\filename' - (31)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 22 (Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal')) > 23 (Relative Path Traversal) > 31 (Path Traversal: 'dir\..\..\filename')
The software uses external input to construct a pathname that should be within a restricted directory, but it does not properly neutralize 'dir\..\..\filename' (multiple internal backslash dot dot) sequences that can resolve to a location that is outside of that directory.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Path Traversal: '...' (Triple Dot) - (32)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 22 (Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal')) > 23 (Relative Path Traversal) > 32 (Path Traversal: '...' (Triple Dot))
The software uses external input to construct a pathname that should be within a restricted directory, but it does not properly neutralize '...' (triple dot) sequences that can resolve to a location that is outside of that directory.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Path Traversal: '....' (Multiple Dot) - (33)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 22 (Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal')) > 23 (Relative Path Traversal) > 33 (Path Traversal: '....' (Multiple Dot))
The software uses external input to construct a pathname that should be within a restricted directory, but it does not properly neutralize '....' (multiple dot) sequences that can resolve to a location that is outside of that directory.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Path Traversal: '....//' - (34)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 22 (Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal')) > 23 (Relative Path Traversal) > 34 (Path Traversal: '....//')
The software uses external input to construct a pathname that should be within a restricted directory, but it does not properly neutralize '....//' (doubled dot dot slash) sequences that can resolve to a location that is outside of that directory.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Path Traversal: '.../...//' - (35)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 22 (Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal')) > 23 (Relative Path Traversal) > 35 (Path Traversal: '.../...//')
The software uses external input to construct a pathname that should be within a restricted directory, but it does not properly neutralize '.../...//' (doubled triple dot slash) sequences that can resolve to a location that is outside of that directory.
+BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Absolute Path Traversal - (36)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 22 (Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal')) > 36 (Absolute Path Traversal)
The software uses external input to construct a pathname that should be within a restricted directory, but it does not properly neutralize absolute path sequences such as "/abs/path" that can resolve to a location that is outside of that directory.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Path Traversal: '/absolute/pathname/here' - (37)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 22 (Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal')) > 36 (Absolute Path Traversal) > 37 (Path Traversal: '/absolute/pathname/here')
A software system that accepts input in the form of a slash absolute path ('/absolute/pathname/here') without appropriate validation can allow an attacker to traverse the file system to unintended locations or access arbitrary files.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Path Traversal: '\absolute\pathname\here' - (38)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 22 (Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal')) > 36 (Absolute Path Traversal) > 38 (Path Traversal: '\absolute\pathname\here')
A software system that accepts input in the form of a backslash absolute path ('\absolute\pathname\here') without appropriate validation can allow an attacker to traverse the file system to unintended locations or access arbitrary files.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Path Traversal: 'C:dirname' - (39)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 22 (Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal')) > 36 (Absolute Path Traversal) > 39 (Path Traversal: 'C:dirname')
An attacker can inject a drive letter or Windows volume letter ('C:dirname') into a software system to potentially redirect access to an unintended location or arbitrary file.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Path Traversal: '\\UNC\share\name\' (Windows UNC Share) - (40)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 22 (Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal')) > 36 (Absolute Path Traversal) > 40 (Path Traversal: '\\UNC\share\name\' (Windows UNC Share))
An attacker can inject a Windows UNC share ('\\UNC\share\name') into a software system to potentially redirect access to an unintended location or arbitrary file.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Passing Mutable Objects to an Untrusted Method - (374)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 374 (Passing Mutable Objects to an Untrusted Method)
The program sends non-cloned mutable data as an argument to a method or function.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Returning a Mutable Object to an Untrusted Caller - (375)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 375 (Returning a Mutable Object to an Untrusted Caller)
Sending non-cloned mutable data as a return value may result in that data being altered or deleted by the calling function.
+ClassClass - a weakness that is described in a very abstract fashion, typically independent of any specific language or technology. More specific than a Pillar Weakness, but more general than a Base Weakness. Class level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 1 or 2 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, and resource.Insecure Temporary File - (377)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 377 (Insecure Temporary File)
Creating and using insecure temporary files can leave application and system data vulnerable to attack.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Creation of Temporary File With Insecure Permissions - (378)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 377 (Insecure Temporary File) > 378 (Creation of Temporary File With Insecure Permissions)
Opening temporary files without appropriate measures or controls can leave the file, its contents and any function that it impacts vulnerable to attack.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Creation of Temporary File in Directory with Insecure Permissions - (379)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 377 (Insecure Temporary File) > 379 (Creation of Temporary File in Directory with Insecure Permissions)
The software creates a temporary file in a directory whose permissions allow unintended actors to determine the file's existence or otherwise access that file.
+ClassClass - a weakness that is described in a very abstract fashion, typically independent of any specific language or technology. More specific than a Pillar Weakness, but more general than a Base Weakness. Class level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 1 or 2 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, and resource.Transmission of Private Resources into a New Sphere ('Resource Leak') - (402)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 402 (Transmission of Private Resources into a New Sphere ('Resource Leak'))
The software makes resources available to untrusted parties when those resources are only intended to be accessed by the software.Resource Leak
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Exposure of File Descriptor to Unintended Control Sphere ('File Descriptor Leak') - (403)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 402 (Transmission of Private Resources into a New Sphere ('Resource Leak')) > 403 (Exposure of File Descriptor to Unintended Control Sphere ('File Descriptor Leak'))
A process does not close sensitive file descriptors before invoking a child process, which allows the child to perform unauthorized I/O operations using those descriptors.File descriptor leak
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Dangling Database Cursor ('Cursor Injection') - (619)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 402 (Transmission of Private Resources into a New Sphere ('Resource Leak')) > 619 (Dangling Database Cursor ('Cursor Injection'))
If a database cursor is not closed properly, then it could become accessible to other users while retaining the same privileges that were originally assigned, leaving the cursor "dangling."
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Uncontrolled Search Path Element - (427)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 427 (Uncontrolled Search Path Element)
The product uses a fixed or controlled search path to find resources, but one or more locations in that path can be under the control of unintended actors.DLL preloadingBinary plantingInsecure library loading
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Unquoted Search Path or Element - (428)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 428 (Unquoted Search Path or Element)
The product uses a search path that contains an unquoted element, in which the element contains whitespace or other separators. This can cause the product to access resources in a parent path.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Public cloneable() Method Without Final ('Object Hijack') - (491)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 491 (Public cloneable() Method Without Final ('Object Hijack'))
A class has a cloneable() method that is not declared final, which allows an object to be created without calling the constructor. This can cause the object to be in an unexpected state.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Use of Inner Class Containing Sensitive Data - (492)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 492 (Use of Inner Class Containing Sensitive Data)
Inner classes are translated into classes that are accessible at package scope and may expose code that the programmer intended to keep private to attackers.
+VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Critical Public Variable Without Final Modifier - (493)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 493 (Critical Public Variable Without Final Modifier)
The product has a critical public variable that is not final, which allows the variable to be modified to contain unexpected values.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Public Static Field Not Marked Final - (500)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 493 (Critical Public Variable Without Final Modifier) > 500 (Public Static Field Not Marked Final)
An object contains a public static field that is not marked final, which might allow it to be modified in unexpected ways.
+ClassClass - a weakness that is described in a very abstract fashion, typically independent of any specific language or technology. More specific than a Pillar Weakness, but more general than a Base Weakness. Class level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 1 or 2 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, and resource.Insufficiently Protected Credentials - (522)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 522 (Insufficiently Protected Credentials)
The product transmits or stores authentication credentials, but it uses an insecure method that is susceptible to unauthorized interception and/or retrieval.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Unprotected Storage of Credentials - (256)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 522 (Insufficiently Protected Credentials) > 256 (Unprotected Storage of Credentials)
Storing a password in plaintext may result in a system compromise.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Storing Passwords in a Recoverable Format - (257)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 522 (Insufficiently Protected Credentials) > 257 (Storing Passwords in a Recoverable Format)
The storage of passwords in a recoverable format makes them subject to password reuse attacks by malicious users. In fact, it should be noted that recoverable encrypted passwords provide no significant benefit over plaintext passwords since they are subject not only to reuse by malicious attackers but also by malicious insiders. If a system administrator can recover a password directly, or use a brute force search on the available information, the administrator can use the password on other accounts.
+BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Password in Configuration File - (260)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 522 (Insufficiently Protected Credentials) > 260 (Password in Configuration File)
The software stores a password in a configuration file that might be accessible to actors who do not know the password.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.ASP.NET Misconfiguration: Password in Configuration File - (13)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 522 (Insufficiently Protected Credentials) > 260 (Password in Configuration File) > 13 (ASP.NET Misconfiguration: Password in Configuration File)
Storing a plaintext password in a configuration file allows anyone who can read the file access to the password-protected resource making them an easy target for attackers.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Empty Password in Configuration File - (258)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 522 (Insufficiently Protected Credentials) > 260 (Password in Configuration File) > 258 (Empty Password in Configuration File)
Using an empty string as a password is insecure.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Unprotected Transport of Credentials - (523)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 522 (Insufficiently Protected Credentials) > 523 (Unprotected Transport of Credentials)
Login pages do not use adequate measures to protect the user name and password while they are in transit from the client to the server.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Missing Password Field Masking - (549)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 522 (Insufficiently Protected Credentials) > 549 (Missing Password Field Masking)
The software does not mask passwords during entry, increasing the potential for attackers to observe and capture passwords.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.J2EE Misconfiguration: Plaintext Password in Configuration File - (555)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 522 (Insufficiently Protected Credentials) > 555 (J2EE Misconfiguration: Plaintext Password in Configuration File)
The J2EE application stores a plaintext password in a configuration file.
+BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Use of Cache Containing Sensitive Information - (524)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 524 (Use of Cache Containing Sensitive Information)
The code uses a cache that contains sensitive information, but the cache can be read by an actor outside of the intended control sphere.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Use of Web Browser Cache Containing Sensitive Information - (525)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 524 (Use of Cache Containing Sensitive Information) > 525 (Use of Web Browser Cache Containing Sensitive Information)
The web application does not use an appropriate caching policy that specifies the extent to which each web page and associated form fields should be cached.
+BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Files or Directories Accessible to External Parties - (552)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 552 (Files or Directories Accessible to External Parties)
The product makes files or directories accessible to unauthorized actors, even though they should not be.
+VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Storage of File with Sensitive Data Under Web Root - (219)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 552 (Files or Directories Accessible to External Parties) > 219 (Storage of File with Sensitive Data Under Web Root)
The application stores sensitive data under the web document root with insufficient access control, which might make it accessible to untrusted parties.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Unparsed Raw Web Content Delivery - (433)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 552 (Files or Directories Accessible to External Parties) > 219 (Storage of File with Sensitive Data Under Web Root) > 433 (Unparsed Raw Web Content Delivery)
The software stores raw content or supporting code under the web document root with an extension that is not specifically handled by the server.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Storage of File With Sensitive Data Under FTP Root - (220)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 552 (Files or Directories Accessible to External Parties) > 220 (Storage of File With Sensitive Data Under FTP Root)
The application stores sensitive data under the FTP server root with insufficient access control, which might make it accessible to untrusted parties.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Exposure of Version-Control Repository to an Unauthorized Control Sphere - (527)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 552 (Files or Directories Accessible to External Parties) > 527 (Exposure of Version-Control Repository to an Unauthorized Control Sphere)
The product stores a CVS, git, or other repository in a directory, archive, or other resource that is stored, transferred, or otherwise made accessible to unauthorized actors.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Exposure of Core Dump File to an Unauthorized Control Sphere - (528)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 552 (Files or Directories Accessible to External Parties) > 528 (Exposure of Core Dump File to an Unauthorized Control Sphere)
The product generates a core dump file in a directory, archive, or other resource that is stored, transferred, or otherwise made accessible to unauthorized actors.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Exposure of Access Control List Files to an Unauthorized Control Sphere - (529)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 552 (Files or Directories Accessible to External Parties) > 529 (Exposure of Access Control List Files to an Unauthorized Control Sphere)
The product stores access control list files in a directory or other container that is accessible to actors outside of the intended control sphere.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Exposure of Backup File to an Unauthorized Control Sphere - (530)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 552 (Files or Directories Accessible to External Parties) > 530 (Exposure of Backup File to an Unauthorized Control Sphere)
A backup file is stored in a directory or archive that is made accessible to unauthorized actors.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Use of Persistent Cookies Containing Sensitive Information - (539)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 552 (Files or Directories Accessible to External Parties) > 539 (Use of Persistent Cookies Containing Sensitive Information)
The web application uses persistent cookies, but the cookies contain sensitive information.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Command Shell in Externally Accessible Directory - (553)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 552 (Files or Directories Accessible to External Parties) > 553 (Command Shell in Externally Accessible Directory)
A possible shell file exists in /cgi-bin/ or other accessible directories. This is extremely dangerous and can be used by an attacker to execute commands on the web server.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Array Declared Public, Final, and Static - (582)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 582 (Array Declared Public, Final, and Static)
The program declares an array public, final, and static, which is not sufficient to prevent the array's contents from being modified.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.finalize() Method Declared Public - (583)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 583 (finalize() Method Declared Public)
The program violates secure coding principles for mobile code by declaring a finalize() method public.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Struts: Non-private Field in ActionForm Class - (608)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 608 (Struts: Non-private Field in ActionForm Class)
An ActionForm class contains a field that has not been declared private, which can be accessed without using a setter or getter.
+ClassClass - a weakness that is described in a very abstract fashion, typically independent of any specific language or technology. More specific than a Pillar Weakness, but more general than a Base Weakness. Class level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 1 or 2 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, and resource.External Control of Critical State Data - (642)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 642 (External Control of Critical State Data)
The software stores security-critical state information about its users, or the software itself, in a location that is accessible to unauthorized actors.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.External Control of System or Configuration Setting - (15)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 642 (External Control of Critical State Data) > 15 (External Control of System or Configuration Setting)
One or more system settings or configuration elements can be externally controlled by a user.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Untrusted Search Path - (426)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 642 (External Control of Critical State Data) > 426 (Untrusted Search Path)
The application searches for critical resources using an externally-supplied search path that can point to resources that are not under the application's direct control.Untrusted Path
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.External Control of Assumed-Immutable Web Parameter - (472)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 642 (External Control of Critical State Data) > 472 (External Control of Assumed-Immutable Web Parameter)
The web application does not sufficiently verify inputs that are assumed to be immutable but are actually externally controllable, such as hidden form fields.Assumed-Immutable Parameter Tampering
+BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Reliance on Cookies without Validation and Integrity Checking - (565)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 642 (External Control of Critical State Data) > 565 (Reliance on Cookies without Validation and Integrity Checking)
The application relies on the existence or values of cookies when performing security-critical operations, but it does not properly ensure that the setting is valid for the associated user.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Reliance on Cookies without Validation and Integrity Checking in a Security Decision - (784)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 642 (External Control of Critical State Data) > 565 (Reliance on Cookies without Validation and Integrity Checking) > 784 (Reliance on Cookies without Validation and Integrity Checking in a Security Decision)
The application uses a protection mechanism that relies on the existence or values of a cookie, but it does not properly ensure that the cookie is valid for the associated user.
+BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.External Control of File Name or Path - (73)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 642 (External Control of Critical State Data) > 73 (External Control of File Name or Path)
The software allows user input to control or influence paths or file names that are used in filesystem operations.
*ClassClass - a weakness that is described in a very abstract fashion, typically independent of any specific language or technology. More specific than a Pillar Weakness, but more general than a Base Weakness. Class level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 1 or 2 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, and resource.Process Control - (114)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 642 (External Control of Critical State Data) > 73 (External Control of File Name or Path) > 114 (Process Control)
Executing commands or loading libraries from an untrusted source or in an untrusted environment can cause an application to execute malicious commands (and payloads) on behalf of an attacker.
+ClassClass - a weakness that is described in a very abstract fashion, typically independent of any specific language or technology. More specific than a Pillar Weakness, but more general than a Base Weakness. Class level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 1 or 2 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, and resource.Incorrect Permission Assignment for Critical Resource - (732)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 732 (Incorrect Permission Assignment for Critical Resource)
The product specifies permissions for a security-critical resource in a way that allows that resource to be read or modified by unintended actors.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Sensitive Cookie Without 'HttpOnly' Flag - (1004)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 732 (Incorrect Permission Assignment for Critical Resource) > 1004 (Sensitive Cookie Without 'HttpOnly' Flag)
The software uses a cookie to store sensitive information, but the cookie is not marked with the HttpOnly flag.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Incorrect Default Permissions - (276)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 732 (Incorrect Permission Assignment for Critical Resource) > 276 (Incorrect Default Permissions)
The product, upon installation, sets incorrect permissions for an object that exposes it to an unintended actor.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Insecure Inherited Permissions - (277)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 732 (Incorrect Permission Assignment for Critical Resource) > 277 (Insecure Inherited Permissions)
A product defines a set of insecure permissions that are inherited by objects that are created by the program.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Insecure Preserved Inherited Permissions - (278)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 732 (Incorrect Permission Assignment for Critical Resource) > 278 (Insecure Preserved Inherited Permissions)
A product inherits a set of insecure permissions for an object, e.g. when copying from an archive file, without user awareness or involvement.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Incorrect Execution-Assigned Permissions - (279)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 732 (Incorrect Permission Assignment for Critical Resource) > 279 (Incorrect Execution-Assigned Permissions)
While it is executing, the software sets the permissions of an object in a way that violates the intended permissions that have been specified by the user.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Improper Preservation of Permissions - (281)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 732 (Incorrect Permission Assignment for Critical Resource) > 281 (Improper Preservation of Permissions)
The software does not preserve permissions or incorrectly preserves permissions when copying, restoring, or sharing objects, which can cause them to have less restrictive permissions than intended.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Access to Critical Private Variable via Public Method - (767)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 767 (Access to Critical Private Variable via Public Method)
The software defines a public method that reads or modifies a private variable.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.J2EE Misconfiguration: Entity Bean Declared Remote - (8)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 8 (J2EE Misconfiguration: Entity Bean Declared Remote)
When an application exposes a remote interface for an entity bean, it might also expose methods that get or set the bean's data. These methods could be leveraged to read sensitive information, or to change data in ways that violate the application's expectations, potentially leading to other vulnerabilities.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Use of Implicit Intent for Sensitive Communication - (927)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 668 (Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere) > 927 (Use of Implicit Intent for Sensitive Communication)
The Android application uses an implicit intent for transmitting sensitive data to other applications.
+ClassClass - a weakness that is described in a very abstract fashion, typically independent of any specific language or technology. More specific than a Pillar Weakness, but more general than a Base Weakness. Class level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 1 or 2 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, and resource.Incorrect Resource Transfer Between Spheres - (669)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 669 (Incorrect Resource Transfer Between Spheres)
The product does not properly transfer a resource/behavior to another sphere, or improperly imports a resource/behavior from another sphere, in a manner that provides unintended control over that resource.
+BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Improper Removal of Sensitive Information Before Storage or Transfer - (212)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 669 (Incorrect Resource Transfer Between Spheres) > 212 (Improper Removal of Sensitive Information Before Storage or Transfer)
The product stores, transfers, or shares a resource that contains sensitive information, but it does not properly remove that information before the product makes the resource available to unauthorized actors.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Sensitive Information Uncleared During Hardware Debug Flows - (1258)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 669 (Incorrect Resource Transfer Between Spheres) > 212 (Improper Removal of Sensitive Information Before Storage or Transfer) > 1258 (Sensitive Information Uncleared During Hardware Debug Flows)
The hardware does not fully clear security-sensitive values, such as keys and intermediate values in cryptographic operations, when debug mode is entered.
+BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Sensitive Information Uncleared in Resource Before Release for Reuse - (226)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 669 (Incorrect Resource Transfer Between Spheres) > 212 (Improper Removal of Sensitive Information Before Storage or Transfer) > 226 (Sensitive Information Uncleared in Resource Before Release for Reuse)
The product prepares to release a resource such as memory or a file so that the resource can be reused by other entities, but the product does not fully clear previously-used sensitive information from that resource before the resource is released.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Improper Zeroization of Hardware Register - (1239)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 669 (Incorrect Resource Transfer Between Spheres) > 212 (Improper Removal of Sensitive Information Before Storage or Transfer) > 226 (Sensitive Information Uncleared in Resource Before Release for Reuse) > 1239 (Improper Zeroization of Hardware Register)
The hardware product does not properly clear sensitive information from built-in registers when the user of the hardware block changes.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Improper Clearing of Heap Memory Before Release ('Heap Inspection') - (244)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 669 (Incorrect Resource Transfer Between Spheres) > 212 (Improper Removal of Sensitive Information Before Storage or Transfer) > 226 (Sensitive Information Uncleared in Resource Before Release for Reuse) > 244 (Improper Clearing of Heap Memory Before Release ('Heap Inspection'))
Using realloc() to resize buffers that store sensitive information can leave the sensitive information exposed to attack, because it is not removed from memory.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Creation of chroot Jail Without Changing Working Directory - (243)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 669 (Incorrect Resource Transfer Between Spheres) > 243 (Creation of chroot Jail Without Changing Working Directory)
The program uses the chroot() system call to create a jail, but does not change the working directory afterward. This does not prevent access to files outside of the jail.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Unrestricted Upload of File with Dangerous Type - (434)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 669 (Incorrect Resource Transfer Between Spheres) > 434 (Unrestricted Upload of File with Dangerous Type)
The software allows the attacker to upload or transfer files of dangerous types that can be automatically processed within the product's environment.Unrestricted File Upload
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Download of Code Without Integrity Check - (494)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 669 (Incorrect Resource Transfer Between Spheres) > 494 (Download of Code Without Integrity Check)
The product downloads source code or an executable from a remote location and executes the code without sufficiently verifying the origin and integrity of the code.
+BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Client-Side Enforcement of Server-Side Security - (602)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 669 (Incorrect Resource Transfer Between Spheres) > 602 (Client-Side Enforcement of Server-Side Security)
The software is composed of a server that relies on the client to implement a mechanism that is intended to protect the server.
+BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Reliance on Cookies without Validation and Integrity Checking - (565)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 669 (Incorrect Resource Transfer Between Spheres) > 602 (Client-Side Enforcement of Server-Side Security) > 565 (Reliance on Cookies without Validation and Integrity Checking)
The application relies on the existence or values of cookies when performing security-critical operations, but it does not properly ensure that the setting is valid for the associated user.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Reliance on Cookies without Validation and Integrity Checking in a Security Decision - (784)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 669 (Incorrect Resource Transfer Between Spheres) > 602 (Client-Side Enforcement of Server-Side Security) > 565 (Reliance on Cookies without Validation and Integrity Checking) > 784 (Reliance on Cookies without Validation and Integrity Checking in a Security Decision)
The application uses a protection mechanism that relies on the existence or values of a cookie, but it does not properly ensure that the cookie is valid for the associated user.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Use of Client-Side Authentication - (603)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 669 (Incorrect Resource Transfer Between Spheres) > 602 (Client-Side Enforcement of Server-Side Security) > 603 (Use of Client-Side Authentication)
A client/server product performs authentication within client code but not in server code, allowing server-side authentication to be bypassed via a modified client that omits the authentication check.
+BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Inclusion of Functionality from Untrusted Control Sphere - (829)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 669 (Incorrect Resource Transfer Between Spheres) > 829 (Inclusion of Functionality from Untrusted Control Sphere)
The software imports, requires, or includes executable functionality (such as a library) from a source that is outside of the intended control sphere.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Improper Control of Document Type Definition - (827)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 669 (Incorrect Resource Transfer Between Spheres) > 829 (Inclusion of Functionality from Untrusted Control Sphere) > 827 (Improper Control of Document Type Definition)
The software does not restrict a reference to a Document Type Definition (DTD) to the intended control sphere. This might allow attackers to reference arbitrary DTDs, possibly causing the software to expose files, consume excessive system resources, or execute arbitrary http requests on behalf of the attacker.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Inclusion of Web Functionality from an Untrusted Source - (830)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 669 (Incorrect Resource Transfer Between Spheres) > 829 (Inclusion of Functionality from Untrusted Control Sphere) > 830 (Inclusion of Web Functionality from an Untrusted Source)
The software includes web functionality (such as a web widget) from another domain, which causes it to operate within the domain of the software, potentially granting total access and control of the software to the untrusted source.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Improper Control of Filename for Include/Require Statement in PHP Program ('PHP Remote File Inclusion') - (98)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 669 (Incorrect Resource Transfer Between Spheres) > 829 (Inclusion of Functionality from Untrusted Control Sphere) > 98 (Improper Control of Filename for Include/Require Statement in PHP Program ('PHP Remote File Inclusion'))
The PHP application receives input from an upstream component, but it does not restrict or incorrectly restricts the input before its usage in "require," "include," or similar functions.Remote file includeRFILocal file inclusion
+ClassClass - a weakness that is described in a very abstract fashion, typically independent of any specific language or technology. More specific than a Pillar Weakness, but more general than a Base Weakness. Class level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 1 or 2 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, and resource.External Influence of Sphere Definition - (673)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 673 (External Influence of Sphere Definition)
The product does not prevent the definition of control spheres from external actors.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Untrusted Search Path - (426)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 673 (External Influence of Sphere Definition) > 426 (Untrusted Search Path)
The application searches for critical resources using an externally-supplied search path that can point to resources that are not under the application's direct control.Untrusted Path
+ClassClass - a weakness that is described in a very abstract fashion, typically independent of any specific language or technology. More specific than a Pillar Weakness, but more general than a Base Weakness. Class level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 1 or 2 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, and resource.Incorrect Type Conversion or Cast - (704)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 704 (Incorrect Type Conversion or Cast)
The software does not correctly convert an object, resource, or structure from one type to a different type.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Attempt to Access Child of a Non-structure Pointer - (588)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 704 (Incorrect Type Conversion or Cast) > 588 (Attempt to Access Child of a Non-structure Pointer)
Casting a non-structure type to a structure type and accessing a field can lead to memory access errors or data corruption.
+BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Incorrect Conversion between Numeric Types - (681)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 704 (Incorrect Type Conversion or Cast) > 681 (Incorrect Conversion between Numeric Types)
When converting from one data type to another, such as long to integer, data can be omitted or translated in a way that produces unexpected values. If the resulting values are used in a sensitive context, then dangerous behaviors may occur.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Integer Coercion Error - (192)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 704 (Incorrect Type Conversion or Cast) > 681 (Incorrect Conversion between Numeric Types) > 192 (Integer Coercion Error)
Integer coercion refers to a set of flaws pertaining to the type casting, extension, or truncation of primitive data types.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Unexpected Sign Extension - (194)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 704 (Incorrect Type Conversion or Cast) > 681 (Incorrect Conversion between Numeric Types) > 194 (Unexpected Sign Extension)
The software performs an operation on a number that causes it to be sign extended when it is transformed into a larger data type. When the original number is negative, this can produce unexpected values that lead to resultant weaknesses.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Signed to Unsigned Conversion Error - (195)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 704 (Incorrect Type Conversion or Cast) > 681 (Incorrect Conversion between Numeric Types) > 195 (Signed to Unsigned Conversion Error)
The software uses a signed primitive and performs a cast to an unsigned primitive, which can produce an unexpected value if the value of the signed primitive can not be represented using an unsigned primitive.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Unsigned to Signed Conversion Error - (196)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 704 (Incorrect Type Conversion or Cast) > 681 (Incorrect Conversion between Numeric Types) > 196 (Unsigned to Signed Conversion Error)
The software uses an unsigned primitive and performs a cast to a signed primitive, which can produce an unexpected value if the value of the unsigned primitive can not be represented using a signed primitive.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Numeric Truncation Error - (197)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 704 (Incorrect Type Conversion or Cast) > 681 (Incorrect Conversion between Numeric Types) > 197 (Numeric Truncation Error)
Truncation errors occur when a primitive is cast to a primitive of a smaller size and data is lost in the conversion.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Access of Resource Using Incompatible Type ('Type Confusion') - (843)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 704 (Incorrect Type Conversion or Cast) > 843 (Access of Resource Using Incompatible Type ('Type Confusion'))
The program allocates or initializes a resource such as a pointer, object, or variable using one type, but it later accesses that resource using a type that is incompatible with the original type.Object Type Confusion
+ClassClass - a weakness that is described in a very abstract fashion, typically independent of any specific language or technology. More specific than a Pillar Weakness, but more general than a Base Weakness. Class level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 1 or 2 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, and resource.Use of Incorrectly-Resolved Name or Reference - (706)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 706 (Use of Incorrectly-Resolved Name or Reference)
The software uses a name or reference to access a resource, but the name/reference resolves to a resource that is outside of the intended control sphere.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Improper Handling of Case Sensitivity - (178)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 706 (Use of Incorrectly-Resolved Name or Reference) > 178 (Improper Handling of Case Sensitivity)
The software does not properly account for differences in case sensitivity when accessing or determining the properties of a resource, leading to inconsistent results.
+BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal') - (22)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 706 (Use of Incorrectly-Resolved Name or Reference) > 22 (Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal'))
The software uses external input to construct a pathname that is intended to identify a file or directory that is located underneath a restricted parent directory, but the software does not properly neutralize special elements within the pathname that can cause the pathname to resolve to a location that is outside of the restricted directory.Directory traversalPath traversal
+BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Relative Path Traversal - (23)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 706 (Use of Incorrectly-Resolved Name or Reference) > 22 (Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal')) > 23 (Relative Path Traversal)
The software uses external input to construct a pathname that should be within a restricted directory, but it does not properly neutralize sequences such as ".." that can resolve to a location that is outside of that directory.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Path Traversal: '../filedir' - (24)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 706 (Use of Incorrectly-Resolved Name or Reference) > 22 (Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal')) > 23 (Relative Path Traversal) > 24 (Path Traversal: '../filedir')
The software uses external input to construct a pathname that should be within a restricted directory, but it does not properly neutralize "../" sequences that can resolve to a location that is outside of that directory.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Path Traversal: '/../filedir' - (25)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 706 (Use of Incorrectly-Resolved Name or Reference) > 22 (Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal')) > 23 (Relative Path Traversal) > 25 (Path Traversal: '/../filedir')
The software uses external input to construct a pathname that should be within a restricted directory, but it does not properly neutralize "/../" sequences that can resolve to a location that is outside of that directory.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Path Traversal: '/dir/../filename' - (26)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 706 (Use of Incorrectly-Resolved Name or Reference) > 22 (Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal')) > 23 (Relative Path Traversal) > 26 (Path Traversal: '/dir/../filename')
The software uses external input to construct a pathname that should be within a restricted directory, but it does not properly neutralize "/dir/../filename" sequences that can resolve to a location that is outside of that directory.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Path Traversal: 'dir/../../filename' - (27)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 706 (Use of Incorrectly-Resolved Name or Reference) > 22 (Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal')) > 23 (Relative Path Traversal) > 27 (Path Traversal: 'dir/../../filename')
The software uses external input to construct a pathname that should be within a restricted directory, but it does not properly neutralize multiple internal "../" sequences that can resolve to a location that is outside of that directory.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Path Traversal: '..\filedir' - (28)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 706 (Use of Incorrectly-Resolved Name or Reference) > 22 (Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal')) > 23 (Relative Path Traversal) > 28 (Path Traversal: '..\filedir')
The software uses external input to construct a pathname that should be within a restricted directory, but it does not properly neutralize "..\" sequences that can resolve to a location that is outside of that directory.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Path Traversal: '\..\filename' - (29)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 706 (Use of Incorrectly-Resolved Name or Reference) > 22 (Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal')) > 23 (Relative Path Traversal) > 29 (Path Traversal: '\..\filename')
The software uses external input to construct a pathname that should be within a restricted directory, but it does not properly neutralize '\..\filename' (leading backslash dot dot) sequences that can resolve to a location that is outside of that directory.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Path Traversal: '\dir\..\filename' - (30)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 706 (Use of Incorrectly-Resolved Name or Reference) > 22 (Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal')) > 23 (Relative Path Traversal) > 30 (Path Traversal: '\dir\..\filename')
The software uses external input to construct a pathname that should be within a restricted directory, but it does not properly neutralize '\dir\..\filename' (leading backslash dot dot) sequences that can resolve to a location that is outside of that directory.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Path Traversal: 'dir\..\..\filename' - (31)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 706 (Use of Incorrectly-Resolved Name or Reference) > 22 (Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal')) > 23 (Relative Path Traversal) > 31 (Path Traversal: 'dir\..\..\filename')
The software uses external input to construct a pathname that should be within a restricted directory, but it does not properly neutralize 'dir\..\..\filename' (multiple internal backslash dot dot) sequences that can resolve to a location that is outside of that directory.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Path Traversal: '...' (Triple Dot) - (32)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 706 (Use of Incorrectly-Resolved Name or Reference) > 22 (Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal')) > 23 (Relative Path Traversal) > 32 (Path Traversal: '...' (Triple Dot))
The software uses external input to construct a pathname that should be within a restricted directory, but it does not properly neutralize '...' (triple dot) sequences that can resolve to a location that is outside of that directory.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Path Traversal: '....' (Multiple Dot) - (33)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 706 (Use of Incorrectly-Resolved Name or Reference) > 22 (Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal')) > 23 (Relative Path Traversal) > 33 (Path Traversal: '....' (Multiple Dot))
The software uses external input to construct a pathname that should be within a restricted directory, but it does not properly neutralize '....' (multiple dot) sequences that can resolve to a location that is outside of that directory.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Path Traversal: '....//' - (34)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 706 (Use of Incorrectly-Resolved Name or Reference) > 22 (Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal')) > 23 (Relative Path Traversal) > 34 (Path Traversal: '....//')
The software uses external input to construct a pathname that should be within a restricted directory, but it does not properly neutralize '....//' (doubled dot dot slash) sequences that can resolve to a location that is outside of that directory.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Path Traversal: '.../...//' - (35)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 706 (Use of Incorrectly-Resolved Name or Reference) > 22 (Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal')) > 23 (Relative Path Traversal) > 35 (Path Traversal: '.../...//')
The software uses external input to construct a pathname that should be within a restricted directory, but it does not properly neutralize '.../...//' (doubled triple dot slash) sequences that can resolve to a location that is outside of that directory.
+BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Absolute Path Traversal - (36)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 706 (Use of Incorrectly-Resolved Name or Reference) > 22 (Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal')) > 36 (Absolute Path Traversal)
The software uses external input to construct a pathname that should be within a restricted directory, but it does not properly neutralize absolute path sequences such as "/abs/path" that can resolve to a location that is outside of that directory.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Path Traversal: '/absolute/pathname/here' - (37)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 706 (Use of Incorrectly-Resolved Name or Reference) > 22 (Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal')) > 36 (Absolute Path Traversal) > 37 (Path Traversal: '/absolute/pathname/here')
A software system that accepts input in the form of a slash absolute path ('/absolute/pathname/here') without appropriate validation can allow an attacker to traverse the file system to unintended locations or access arbitrary files.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Path Traversal: '\absolute\pathname\here' - (38)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 706 (Use of Incorrectly-Resolved Name or Reference) > 22 (Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal')) > 36 (Absolute Path Traversal) > 38 (Path Traversal: '\absolute\pathname\here')
A software system that accepts input in the form of a backslash absolute path ('\absolute\pathname\here') without appropriate validation can allow an attacker to traverse the file system to unintended locations or access arbitrary files.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Path Traversal: 'C:dirname' - (39)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 706 (Use of Incorrectly-Resolved Name or Reference) > 22 (Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal')) > 36 (Absolute Path Traversal) > 39 (Path Traversal: 'C:dirname')
An attacker can inject a drive letter or Windows volume letter ('C:dirname') into a software system to potentially redirect access to an unintended location or arbitrary file.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Path Traversal: '\\UNC\share\name\' (Windows UNC Share) - (40)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 706 (Use of Incorrectly-Resolved Name or Reference) > 22 (Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal')) > 36 (Absolute Path Traversal) > 40 (Path Traversal: '\\UNC\share\name\' (Windows UNC Share))
An attacker can inject a Windows UNC share ('\\UNC\share\name') into a software system to potentially redirect access to an unintended location or arbitrary file.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Symbolic Name not Mapping to Correct Object - (386)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 706 (Use of Incorrectly-Resolved Name or Reference) > 386 (Symbolic Name not Mapping to Correct Object)
A constant symbolic reference to an object is used, even though the reference can resolve to a different object over time.
+BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Improper Resolution of Path Equivalence - (41)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 706 (Use of Incorrectly-Resolved Name or Reference) > 41 (Improper Resolution of Path Equivalence)
The system or application is vulnerable to file system contents disclosure through path equivalence. Path equivalence involves the use of special characters in file and directory names. The associated manipulations are intended to generate multiple names for the same object.
+VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Path Equivalence: 'filename.' (Trailing Dot) - (42)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 706 (Use of Incorrectly-Resolved Name or Reference) > 41 (Improper Resolution of Path Equivalence) > 42 (Path Equivalence: 'filename.' (Trailing Dot))
A software system that accepts path input in the form of trailing dot ('filedir.') without appropriate validation can lead to ambiguous path resolution and allow an attacker to traverse the file system to unintended locations or access arbitrary files.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Path Equivalence: 'filename....' (Multiple Trailing Dot) - (43)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 706 (Use of Incorrectly-Resolved Name or Reference) > 41 (Improper Resolution of Path Equivalence) > 42 (Path Equivalence: 'filename.' (Trailing Dot)) > 43 (Path Equivalence: 'filename....' (Multiple Trailing Dot))
A software system that accepts path input in the form of multiple trailing dot ('filedir....') without appropriate validation can lead to ambiguous path resolution and allow an attacker to traverse the file system to unintended locations or access arbitrary files.
+VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Path Equivalence: 'file.name' (Internal Dot) - (44)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 706 (Use of Incorrectly-Resolved Name or Reference) > 41 (Improper Resolution of Path Equivalence) > 44 (Path Equivalence: 'file.name' (Internal Dot))
A software system that accepts path input in the form of internal dot ('file.ordir') without appropriate validation can lead to ambiguous path resolution and allow an attacker to traverse the file system to unintended locations or access arbitrary files.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Path Equivalence: 'file...name' (Multiple Internal Dot) - (45)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 706 (Use of Incorrectly-Resolved Name or Reference) > 41 (Improper Resolution of Path Equivalence) > 44 (Path Equivalence: 'file.name' (Internal Dot)) > 45 (Path Equivalence: 'file...name' (Multiple Internal Dot))
A software system that accepts path input in the form of multiple internal dot ('file...dir') without appropriate validation can lead to ambiguous path resolution and allow an attacker to traverse the file system to unintended locations or access arbitrary files.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Path Equivalence: 'filename ' (Trailing Space) - (46)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 706 (Use of Incorrectly-Resolved Name or Reference) > 41 (Improper Resolution of Path Equivalence) > 46 (Path Equivalence: 'filename ' (Trailing Space))
A software system that accepts path input in the form of trailing space ('filedir ') without appropriate validation can lead to ambiguous path resolution and allow an attacker to traverse the file system to unintended locations or access arbitrary files.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Path Equivalence: ' filename' (Leading Space) - (47)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 706 (Use of Incorrectly-Resolved Name or Reference) > 41 (Improper Resolution of Path Equivalence) > 47 (Path Equivalence: ' filename' (Leading Space))
A software system that accepts path input in the form of leading space (' filedir') without appropriate validation can lead to ambiguous path resolution and allow an attacker to traverse the file system to unintended locations or access arbitrary files.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Path Equivalence: 'file name' (Internal Whitespace) - (48)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 706 (Use of Incorrectly-Resolved Name or Reference) > 41 (Improper Resolution of Path Equivalence) > 48 (Path Equivalence: 'file name' (Internal Whitespace))
A software system that accepts path input in the form of internal space ('file(SPACE)name') without appropriate validation can lead to ambiguous path resolution and allow an attacker to traverse the file system to unintended locations or access arbitrary files.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Path Equivalence: 'filename/' (Trailing Slash) - (49)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 706 (Use of Incorrectly-Resolved Name or Reference) > 41 (Improper Resolution of Path Equivalence) > 49 (Path Equivalence: 'filename/' (Trailing Slash))
A software system that accepts path input in the form of trailing slash ('filedir/') without appropriate validation can lead to ambiguous path resolution and allow an attacker to traverse the file system to unintended locations or access arbitrary files.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Path Equivalence: '//multiple/leading/slash' - (50)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 706 (Use of Incorrectly-Resolved Name or Reference) > 41 (Improper Resolution of Path Equivalence) > 50 (Path Equivalence: '//multiple/leading/slash')
A software system that accepts path input in the form of multiple leading slash ('//multiple/leading/slash') without appropriate validation can lead to ambiguous path resolution and allow an attacker to traverse the file system to unintended locations or access arbitrary files.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Path Equivalence: '/multiple//internal/slash' - (51)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 706 (Use of Incorrectly-Resolved Name or Reference) > 41 (Improper Resolution of Path Equivalence) > 51 (Path Equivalence: '/multiple//internal/slash')
A software system that accepts path input in the form of multiple internal slash ('/multiple//internal/slash/') without appropriate validation can lead to ambiguous path resolution and allow an attacker to traverse the file system to unintended locations or access arbitrary files.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Path Equivalence: '/multiple/trailing/slash//' - (52)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 706 (Use of Incorrectly-Resolved Name or Reference) > 41 (Improper Resolution of Path Equivalence) > 52 (Path Equivalence: '/multiple/trailing/slash//')
A software system that accepts path input in the form of multiple trailing slash ('/multiple/trailing/slash//') without appropriate validation can lead to ambiguous path resolution and allow an attacker to traverse the file system to unintended locations or access arbitrary files.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Path Equivalence: '\multiple\\internal\backslash' - (53)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 706 (Use of Incorrectly-Resolved Name or Reference) > 41 (Improper Resolution of Path Equivalence) > 53 (Path Equivalence: '\multiple\\internal\backslash')
A software system that accepts path input in the form of multiple internal backslash ('\multiple\trailing\\slash') without appropriate validation can lead to ambiguous path resolution and allow an attacker to traverse the file system to unintended locations or access arbitrary files.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Path Equivalence: 'filedir\' (Trailing Backslash) - (54)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 706 (Use of Incorrectly-Resolved Name or Reference) > 41 (Improper Resolution of Path Equivalence) > 54 (Path Equivalence: 'filedir\' (Trailing Backslash))
A software system that accepts path input in the form of trailing backslash ('filedir\') without appropriate validation can lead to ambiguous path resolution and allow an attacker to traverse the file system to unintended locations or access arbitrary files.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Path Equivalence: '/./' (Single Dot Directory) - (55)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 706 (Use of Incorrectly-Resolved Name or Reference) > 41 (Improper Resolution of Path Equivalence) > 55 (Path Equivalence: '/./' (Single Dot Directory))
A software system that accepts path input in the form of single dot directory exploit ('/./') without appropriate validation can lead to ambiguous path resolution and allow an attacker to traverse the file system to unintended locations or access arbitrary files.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Path Equivalence: 'filedir*' (Wildcard) - (56)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 706 (Use of Incorrectly-Resolved Name or Reference) > 41 (Improper Resolution of Path Equivalence) > 56 (Path Equivalence: 'filedir*' (Wildcard))
A software system that accepts path input in the form of asterisk wildcard ('filedir*') without appropriate validation can lead to ambiguous path resolution and allow an attacker to traverse the file system to unintended locations or access arbitrary files.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Path Equivalence: 'fakedir/../realdir/filename' - (57)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 706 (Use of Incorrectly-Resolved Name or Reference) > 41 (Improper Resolution of Path Equivalence) > 57 (Path Equivalence: 'fakedir/../realdir/filename')
The software contains protection mechanisms to restrict access to 'realdir/filename', but it constructs pathnames using external input in the form of 'fakedir/../realdir/filename' that are not handled by those mechanisms. This allows attackers to perform unauthorized actions against the targeted file.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Path Equivalence: Windows 8.3 Filename - (58)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 706 (Use of Incorrectly-Resolved Name or Reference) > 41 (Improper Resolution of Path Equivalence) > 58 (Path Equivalence: Windows 8.3 Filename)
The software contains a protection mechanism that restricts access to a long filename on a Windows operating system, but the software does not properly restrict access to the equivalent short "8.3" filename.
+BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Improper Link Resolution Before File Access ('Link Following') - (59)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 706 (Use of Incorrectly-Resolved Name or Reference) > 59 (Improper Link Resolution Before File Access ('Link Following'))
The software attempts to access a file based on the filename, but it does not properly prevent that filename from identifying a link or shortcut that resolves to an unintended resource.insecure temporary file
*CompositeComposite - a Compound Element that consists of two or more distinct weaknesses, in which all weaknesses must be present at the same time in order for a potential vulnerability to arise. Removing any of the weaknesses eliminates or sharply reduces the risk. One weakness, X, can be "broken down" into component weaknesses Y and Z. There can be cases in which one weakness might not be essential to a composite, but changes the nature of the composite when it becomes a vulnerability.UNIX Symbolic Link (Symlink) Following - (61)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 706 (Use of Incorrectly-Resolved Name or Reference) > 59 (Improper Link Resolution Before File Access ('Link Following')) > 61 (UNIX Symbolic Link (Symlink) Following)
The software, when opening a file or directory, does not sufficiently account for when the file is a symbolic link that resolves to a target outside of the intended control sphere. This could allow an attacker to cause the software to operate on unauthorized files.Symlink followingsymlink vulnerability
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.UNIX Hard Link - (62)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 706 (Use of Incorrectly-Resolved Name or Reference) > 59 (Improper Link Resolution Before File Access ('Link Following')) > 62 (UNIX Hard Link)
The software, when opening a file or directory, does not sufficiently account for when the name is associated with a hard link to a target that is outside of the intended control sphere. This could allow an attacker to cause the software to operate on unauthorized files.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Windows Shortcut Following (.LNK) - (64)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 706 (Use of Incorrectly-Resolved Name or Reference) > 59 (Improper Link Resolution Before File Access ('Link Following')) > 64 (Windows Shortcut Following (.LNK))
The software, when opening a file or directory, does not sufficiently handle when the file is a Windows shortcut (.LNK) whose target is outside of the intended control sphere. This could allow an attacker to cause the software to operate on unauthorized files.Windows symbolic link followingsymlink
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Windows Hard Link - (65)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 706 (Use of Incorrectly-Resolved Name or Reference) > 59 (Improper Link Resolution Before File Access ('Link Following')) > 65 (Windows Hard Link)
The software, when opening a file or directory, does not sufficiently handle when the name is associated with a hard link to a target that is outside of the intended control sphere. This could allow an attacker to cause the software to operate on unauthorized files.
+BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Improper Handling of File Names that Identify Virtual Resources - (66)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 706 (Use of Incorrectly-Resolved Name or Reference) > 66 (Improper Handling of File Names that Identify Virtual Resources)
The product does not handle or incorrectly handles a file name that identifies a "virtual" resource that is not directly specified within the directory that is associated with the file name, causing the product to perform file-based operations on a resource that is not a file.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Improper Handling of Windows Device Names - (67)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 706 (Use of Incorrectly-Resolved Name or Reference) > 66 (Improper Handling of File Names that Identify Virtual Resources) > 67 (Improper Handling of Windows Device Names)
The software constructs pathnames from user input, but it does not handle or incorrectly handles a pathname containing a Windows device name such as AUX or CON. This typically leads to denial of service or an information exposure when the application attempts to process the pathname as a regular file.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Improper Handling of Windows ::DATA Alternate Data Stream - (69)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 706 (Use of Incorrectly-Resolved Name or Reference) > 66 (Improper Handling of File Names that Identify Virtual Resources) > 69 (Improper Handling of Windows ::DATA Alternate Data Stream)
The software does not properly prevent access to, or detect usage of, alternate data streams (ADS).
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Improper Handling of Apple HFS+ Alternate Data Stream Path - (72)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 706 (Use of Incorrectly-Resolved Name or Reference) > 66 (Improper Handling of File Names that Identify Virtual Resources) > 72 (Improper Handling of Apple HFS+ Alternate Data Stream Path)
The software does not properly handle special paths that may identify the data or resource fork of a file on the HFS+ file system.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Improper Control of Document Type Definition - (827)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 706 (Use of Incorrectly-Resolved Name or Reference) > 827 (Improper Control of Document Type Definition)
The software does not restrict a reference to a Document Type Definition (DTD) to the intended control sphere. This might allow attackers to reference arbitrary DTDs, possibly causing the software to expose files, consume excessive system resources, or execute arbitrary http requests on behalf of the attacker.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Improper Control of Filename for Include/Require Statement in PHP Program ('PHP Remote File Inclusion') - (98)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 706 (Use of Incorrectly-Resolved Name or Reference) > 98 (Improper Control of Filename for Include/Require Statement in PHP Program ('PHP Remote File Inclusion'))
The PHP application receives input from an upstream component, but it does not restrict or incorrectly restricts the input before its usage in "require," "include," or similar functions.Remote file includeRFILocal file inclusion
+BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Exposed Dangerous Method or Function - (749)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 749 (Exposed Dangerous Method or Function)
The software provides an Applications Programming Interface (API) or similar interface for interaction with external actors, but the interface includes a dangerous method or function that is not properly restricted.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Exposed Unsafe ActiveX Method - (618)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 749 (Exposed Dangerous Method or Function) > 618 (Exposed Unsafe ActiveX Method)
An ActiveX control is intended for use in a web browser, but it exposes dangerous methods that perform actions that are outside of the browser's security model (e.g. the zone or domain).
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Exposed IOCTL with Insufficient Access Control - (782)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 749 (Exposed Dangerous Method or Function) > 782 (Exposed IOCTL with Insufficient Access Control)
The software implements an IOCTL with functionality that should be restricted, but it does not properly enforce access control for the IOCTL.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Improper Update of Reference Count - (911)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 911 (Improper Update of Reference Count)
The software uses a reference count to manage a resource, but it does not update or incorrectly updates the reference count.
+ClassClass - a weakness that is described in a very abstract fashion, typically independent of any specific language or technology. More specific than a Pillar Weakness, but more general than a Base Weakness. Class level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 1 or 2 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, and resource.Improper Control of Dynamically-Managed Code Resources - (913)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 913 (Improper Control of Dynamically-Managed Code Resources)
The software does not properly restrict reading from or writing to dynamically-managed code resources such as variables, objects, classes, attributes, functions, or executable instructions or statements.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Use of Externally-Controlled Input to Select Classes or Code ('Unsafe Reflection') - (470)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 913 (Improper Control of Dynamically-Managed Code Resources) > 470 (Use of Externally-Controlled Input to Select Classes or Code ('Unsafe Reflection'))
The application uses external input with reflection to select which classes or code to use, but it does not sufficiently prevent the input from selecting improper classes or code.Reflection Injection
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Deserialization of Untrusted Data - (502)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 913 (Improper Control of Dynamically-Managed Code Resources) > 502 (Deserialization of Untrusted Data)
The application deserializes untrusted data without sufficiently verifying that the resulting data will be valid.Marshaling, UnmarshalingPickling, UnpicklingPHP Object Injection
+BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Improper Control of Dynamically-Identified Variables - (914)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 913 (Improper Control of Dynamically-Managed Code Resources) > 914 (Improper Control of Dynamically-Identified Variables)
The software does not properly restrict reading from or writing to dynamically-identified variables.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Variable Extraction Error - (621)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 913 (Improper Control of Dynamically-Managed Code Resources) > 914 (Improper Control of Dynamically-Identified Variables) > 621 (Variable Extraction Error)
The product uses external input to determine the names of variables into which information is extracted, without verifying that the names of the specified variables are valid. This could cause the program to overwrite unintended variables.Variable overwrite
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Dynamic Variable Evaluation - (627)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 913 (Improper Control of Dynamically-Managed Code Resources) > 914 (Improper Control of Dynamically-Identified Variables) > 627 (Dynamic Variable Evaluation)
In a language where the user can influence the name of a variable at runtime, if the variable names are not controlled, an attacker can read or write to arbitrary variables, or access arbitrary functions.Dynamic evaluation
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Improperly Controlled Modification of Dynamically-Determined Object Attributes - (915)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 913 (Improper Control of Dynamically-Managed Code Resources) > 915 (Improperly Controlled Modification of Dynamically-Determined Object Attributes)
The software receives input from an upstream component that specifies multiple attributes, properties, or fields that are to be initialized or updated in an object, but it does not properly control which attributes can be modified.Mass AssignmentAutoBindingPHP Object Injection
+BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Improper Control of Generation of Code ('Code Injection') - (94)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 913 (Improper Control of Dynamically-Managed Code Resources) > 94 (Improper Control of Generation of Code ('Code Injection'))
The software constructs all or part of a code segment using externally-influenced input from an upstream component, but it does not neutralize or incorrectly neutralizes special elements that could modify the syntax or behavior of the intended code segment.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Improper Neutralization of Directives in Dynamically Evaluated Code ('Eval Injection') - (95)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 913 (Improper Control of Dynamically-Managed Code Resources) > 94 (Improper Control of Generation of Code ('Code Injection')) > 95 (Improper Neutralization of Directives in Dynamically Evaluated Code ('Eval Injection'))
The software receives input from an upstream component, but it does not neutralize or incorrectly neutralizes code syntax before using the input in a dynamic evaluation call (e.g. "eval").
+BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Improper Neutralization of Directives in Statically Saved Code ('Static Code Injection') - (96)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 913 (Improper Control of Dynamically-Managed Code Resources) > 94 (Improper Control of Generation of Code ('Code Injection')) > 96 (Improper Neutralization of Directives in Statically Saved Code ('Static Code Injection'))
The software receives input from an upstream component, but it does not neutralize or incorrectly neutralizes code syntax before inserting the input into an executable resource, such as a library, configuration file, or template.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Improper Neutralization of Server-Side Includes (SSI) Within a Web Page - (97)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 913 (Improper Control of Dynamically-Managed Code Resources) > 94 (Improper Control of Generation of Code ('Code Injection')) > 96 (Improper Neutralization of Directives in Statically Saved Code ('Static Code Injection')) > 97 (Improper Neutralization of Server-Side Includes (SSI) Within a Web Page)
The software generates a web page, but does not neutralize or incorrectly neutralizes user-controllable input that could be interpreted as a server-side include (SSI) directive.
+ClassClass - a weakness that is described in a very abstract fashion, typically independent of any specific language or technology. More specific than a Pillar Weakness, but more general than a Base Weakness. Class level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 1 or 2 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, and resource.Insecure Storage of Sensitive Information - (922)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 922 (Insecure Storage of Sensitive Information)
The software stores sensitive information without properly limiting read or write access by unauthorized actors.
+BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Cleartext Storage of Sensitive Information - (312)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 922 (Insecure Storage of Sensitive Information) > 312 (Cleartext Storage of Sensitive Information)
The application stores sensitive information in cleartext within a resource that might be accessible to another control sphere.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Cleartext Storage in a File or on Disk - (313)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 922 (Insecure Storage of Sensitive Information) > 312 (Cleartext Storage of Sensitive Information) > 313 (Cleartext Storage in a File or on Disk)
The application stores sensitive information in cleartext in a file, or on disk.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Cleartext Storage in the Registry - (314)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 922 (Insecure Storage of Sensitive Information) > 312 (Cleartext Storage of Sensitive Information) > 314 (Cleartext Storage in the Registry)
The application stores sensitive information in cleartext in the registry.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Cleartext Storage of Sensitive Information in a Cookie - (315)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 922 (Insecure Storage of Sensitive Information) > 312 (Cleartext Storage of Sensitive Information) > 315 (Cleartext Storage of Sensitive Information in a Cookie)
The application stores sensitive information in cleartext in a cookie.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Cleartext Storage of Sensitive Information in Memory - (316)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 922 (Insecure Storage of Sensitive Information) > 312 (Cleartext Storage of Sensitive Information) > 316 (Cleartext Storage of Sensitive Information in Memory)
The application stores sensitive information in cleartext in memory.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Cleartext Storage of Sensitive Information in GUI - (317)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 922 (Insecure Storage of Sensitive Information) > 312 (Cleartext Storage of Sensitive Information) > 317 (Cleartext Storage of Sensitive Information in GUI)
The application stores sensitive information in cleartext within the GUI.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Cleartext Storage of Sensitive Information in Executable - (318)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 922 (Insecure Storage of Sensitive Information) > 312 (Cleartext Storage of Sensitive Information) > 318 (Cleartext Storage of Sensitive Information in Executable)
The application stores sensitive information in cleartext in an executable.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Storage of Sensitive Data in a Mechanism without Access Control - (921)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 664 (Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime) > 922 (Insecure Storage of Sensitive Information) > 921 (Storage of Sensitive Data in a Mechanism without Access Control)
The software stores sensitive information in a file system or device that does not have built-in access control.
+PillarPillar - a weakness that is the most abstract type of weakness and represents a theme for all class/base/variant weaknesses related to it. A Pillar is different from a Category as a Pillar is still technically a type of weakness that describes a mistake, while a Category represents a common characteristic used to group related things.Incorrect Calculation - (682)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 682 (Incorrect Calculation)
The software performs a calculation that generates incorrect or unintended results that are later used in security-critical decisions or resource management.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Wrap-around Error - (128)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 682 (Incorrect Calculation) > 128 (Wrap-around Error)
Wrap around errors occur whenever a value is incremented past the maximum value for its type and therefore "wraps around" to a very small, negative, or undefined value.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Incorrect Calculation of Buffer Size - (131)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 682 (Incorrect Calculation) > 131 (Incorrect Calculation of Buffer Size)
The software does not correctly calculate the size to be used when allocating a buffer, which could lead to a buffer overflow.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Incorrect Calculation of Multi-Byte String Length - (135)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 682 (Incorrect Calculation) > 135 (Incorrect Calculation of Multi-Byte String Length)
The software does not correctly calculate the length of strings that can contain wide or multi-byte characters.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Integer Overflow or Wraparound - (190)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 682 (Incorrect Calculation) > 190 (Integer Overflow or Wraparound)
The software performs a calculation that can produce an integer overflow or wraparound, when the logic assumes that the resulting value will always be larger than the original value. This can introduce other weaknesses when the calculation is used for resource management or execution control.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Integer Underflow (Wrap or Wraparound) - (191)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 682 (Incorrect Calculation) > 191 (Integer Underflow (Wrap or Wraparound))
The product subtracts one value from another, such that the result is less than the minimum allowable integer value, which produces a value that is not equal to the correct result.Integer underflow
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Off-by-one Error - (193)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 682 (Incorrect Calculation) > 193 (Off-by-one Error)
A product calculates or uses an incorrect maximum or minimum value that is 1 more, or 1 less, than the correct value.off-by-five
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Divide By Zero - (369)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 682 (Incorrect Calculation) > 369 (Divide By Zero)
The product divides a value by zero.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Use of sizeof() on a Pointer Type - (467)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 682 (Incorrect Calculation) > 467 (Use of sizeof() on a Pointer Type)
The code calls sizeof() on a malloced pointer type, which always returns the wordsize/8. This can produce an unexpected result if the programmer intended to determine how much memory has been allocated.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Incorrect Pointer Scaling - (468)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 682 (Incorrect Calculation) > 468 (Incorrect Pointer Scaling)
In C and C++, one may often accidentally refer to the wrong memory due to the semantics of when math operations are implicitly scaled.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Use of Pointer Subtraction to Determine Size - (469)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 682 (Incorrect Calculation) > 469 (Use of Pointer Subtraction to Determine Size)
The application subtracts one pointer from another in order to determine size, but this calculation can be incorrect if the pointers do not exist in the same memory chunk.
+PillarPillar - a weakness that is the most abstract type of weakness and represents a theme for all class/base/variant weaknesses related to it. A Pillar is different from a Category as a Pillar is still technically a type of weakness that describes a mistake, while a Category represents a common characteristic used to group related things.Insufficient Control Flow Management - (691)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 691 (Insufficient Control Flow Management)
The code does not sufficiently manage its control flow during execution, creating conditions in which the control flow can be modified in unexpected ways.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Unintended Reentrant Invocation of Non-reentrant Code Via Nested Calls - (1265)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 691 (Insufficient Control Flow Management) > 1265 (Unintended Reentrant Invocation of Non-reentrant Code Via Nested Calls)
During execution of non-reentrant code, the software performs a call that unintentionally produces a nested invocation of the non-reentrant code.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Sequence of Processor Instructions Leads to Unexpected Behavior (Halt and Catch Fire) - (1281)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 691 (Insufficient Control Flow Management) > 1281 (Sequence of Processor Instructions Leads to Unexpected Behavior (Halt and Catch Fire))
Specific combinations of processor instructions lead to undesirable behavior such as locking the processor until a hard reset performed.
+ClassClass - a weakness that is described in a very abstract fashion, typically independent of any specific language or technology. More specific than a Pillar Weakness, but more general than a Base Weakness. Class level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 1 or 2 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, and resource.Concurrent Execution using Shared Resource with Improper Synchronization ('Race Condition') - (362)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 691 (Insufficient Control Flow Management) > 362 (Concurrent Execution using Shared Resource with Improper Synchronization ('Race Condition'))
The program contains a code sequence that can run concurrently with other code, and the code sequence requires temporary, exclusive access to a shared resource, but a timing window exists in which the shared resource can be modified by another code sequence that is operating concurrently.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Race Condition for Write-Once Attributes - (1223)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 691 (Insufficient Control Flow Management) > 362 (Concurrent Execution using Shared Resource with Improper Synchronization ('Race Condition')) > 1223 (Race Condition for Write-Once Attributes)
A write-once register in hardware design is programmable by an untrusted software component earlier than the trusted software component, resulting in a race condition issue.
+BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Signal Handler Race Condition - (364)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 691 (Insufficient Control Flow Management) > 362 (Concurrent Execution using Shared Resource with Improper Synchronization ('Race Condition')) > 364 (Signal Handler Race Condition)
The software uses a signal handler that introduces a race condition.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Dangerous Signal Handler not Disabled During Sensitive Operations - (432)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 691 (Insufficient Control Flow Management) > 362 (Concurrent Execution using Shared Resource with Improper Synchronization ('Race Condition')) > 364 (Signal Handler Race Condition) > 432 (Dangerous Signal Handler not Disabled During Sensitive Operations)
The application uses a signal handler that shares state with other signal handlers, but it does not properly mask or prevent those signal handlers from being invoked while the original signal handler is still running.
+BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Signal Handler with Functionality that is not Asynchronous-Safe - (828)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 691 (Insufficient Control Flow Management) > 362 (Concurrent Execution using Shared Resource with Improper Synchronization ('Race Condition')) > 364 (Signal Handler Race Condition) > 828 (Signal Handler with Functionality that is not Asynchronous-Safe)
The software defines a signal handler that contains code sequences that are not asynchronous-safe, i.e., the functionality is not reentrant, or it can be interrupted.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Signal Handler Use of a Non-reentrant Function - (479)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 691 (Insufficient Control Flow Management) > 362 (Concurrent Execution using Shared Resource with Improper Synchronization ('Race Condition')) > 364 (Signal Handler Race Condition) > 828 (Signal Handler with Functionality that is not Asynchronous-Safe) > 479 (Signal Handler Use of a Non-reentrant Function)
The program defines a signal handler that calls a non-reentrant function.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Signal Handler Function Associated with Multiple Signals - (831)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 691 (Insufficient Control Flow Management) > 362 (Concurrent Execution using Shared Resource with Improper Synchronization ('Race Condition')) > 364 (Signal Handler Race Condition) > 831 (Signal Handler Function Associated with Multiple Signals)
The software defines a function that is used as a handler for more than one signal.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Race Condition within a Thread - (366)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 691 (Insufficient Control Flow Management) > 362 (Concurrent Execution using Shared Resource with Improper Synchronization ('Race Condition')) > 366 (Race Condition within a Thread)
If two threads of execution use a resource simultaneously, there exists the possibility that resources may be used while invalid, in turn making the state of execution undefined.
+BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Time-of-check Time-of-use (TOCTOU) Race Condition - (367)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 691 (Insufficient Control Flow Management) > 362 (Concurrent Execution using Shared Resource with Improper Synchronization ('Race Condition')) > 367 (Time-of-check Time-of-use (TOCTOU) Race Condition)
The software checks the state of a resource before using that resource, but the resource's state can change between the check and the use in a way that invalidates the results of the check. This can cause the software to perform invalid actions when the resource is in an unexpected state.TOCTTOUTOCCTOU
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Race Condition Enabling Link Following - (363)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 691 (Insufficient Control Flow Management) > 362 (Concurrent Execution using Shared Resource with Improper Synchronization ('Race Condition')) > 367 (Time-of-check Time-of-use (TOCTOU) Race Condition) > 363 (Race Condition Enabling Link Following)
The software checks the status of a file or directory before accessing it, which produces a race condition in which the file can be replaced with a link before the access is performed, causing the software to access the wrong file.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Race Condition in Switch - (365)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 691 (Insufficient Control Flow Management) > 362 (Concurrent Execution using Shared Resource with Improper Synchronization ('Race Condition')) > 367 (Time-of-check Time-of-use (TOCTOU) Race Condition) > 365 (Race Condition in Switch)
The code contains a switch statement in which the switched variable can be modified while the switch is still executing, resulting in unexpected behavior.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Context Switching Race Condition - (368)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 691 (Insufficient Control Flow Management) > 362 (Concurrent Execution using Shared Resource with Improper Synchronization ('Race Condition')) > 368 (Context Switching Race Condition)
A product performs a series of non-atomic actions to switch between contexts that cross privilege or other security boundaries, but a race condition allows an attacker to modify or misrepresent the product's behavior during the switch.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Race Condition During Access to Alternate Channel - (421)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 691 (Insufficient Control Flow Management) > 362 (Concurrent Execution using Shared Resource with Improper Synchronization ('Race Condition')) > 421 (Race Condition During Access to Alternate Channel)
The product opens an alternate channel to communicate with an authorized user, but the channel is accessible to other actors.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Deployment of Wrong Handler - (430)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 691 (Insufficient Control Flow Management) > 430 (Deployment of Wrong Handler)
The wrong "handler" is assigned to process an object.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Missing Handler - (431)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 691 (Insufficient Control Flow Management) > 431 (Missing Handler)
A handler is not available or implemented.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Unsafe ActiveX Control Marked Safe For Scripting - (623)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 691 (Insufficient Control Flow Management) > 623 (Unsafe ActiveX Control Marked Safe For Scripting)
An ActiveX control is intended for restricted use, but it has been marked as safe-for-scripting.
+ClassClass - a weakness that is described in a very abstract fashion, typically independent of any specific language or technology. More specific than a Pillar Weakness, but more general than a Base Weakness. Class level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 1 or 2 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, and resource.Improper Synchronization - (662)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 691 (Insufficient Control Flow Management) > 662 (Improper Synchronization)
The software utilizes multiple threads or processes to allow temporary access to a shared resource that can only be exclusive to one process at a time, but it does not properly synchronize these actions, which might cause simultaneous accesses of this resource by multiple threads or processes.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Invokable Control Element in Multi-Thread Context with non-Final Static Storable or Member Element - (1058)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 691 (Insufficient Control Flow Management) > 662 (Improper Synchronization) > 1058 (Invokable Control Element in Multi-Thread Context with non-Final Static Storable or Member Element)
The code contains a function or method that operates in a multi-threaded environment but owns an unsafe non-final static storable or member data element.
+BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Use of a Non-reentrant Function in a Concurrent Context - (663)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 691 (Insufficient Control Flow Management) > 662 (Improper Synchronization) > 663 (Use of a Non-reentrant Function in a Concurrent Context)
The software calls a non-reentrant function in a concurrent context in which a competing code sequence (e.g. thread or signal handler) may have an opportunity to call the same function or otherwise influence its state.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Signal Handler Use of a Non-reentrant Function - (479)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 691 (Insufficient Control Flow Management) > 662 (Improper Synchronization) > 663 (Use of a Non-reentrant Function in a Concurrent Context) > 479 (Signal Handler Use of a Non-reentrant Function)
The program defines a signal handler that calls a non-reentrant function.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Use of getlogin() in Multithreaded Application - (558)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 691 (Insufficient Control Flow Management) > 662 (Improper Synchronization) > 663 (Use of a Non-reentrant Function in a Concurrent Context) > 558 (Use of getlogin() in Multithreaded Application)
The application uses the getlogin() function in a multithreaded context, potentially causing it to return incorrect values.
+ClassClass - a weakness that is described in a very abstract fashion, typically independent of any specific language or technology. More specific than a Pillar Weakness, but more general than a Base Weakness. Class level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 1 or 2 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, and resource.Improper Locking - (667)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 691 (Insufficient Control Flow Management) > 662 (Improper Synchronization) > 667 (Improper Locking)
The software does not properly acquire or release a lock on a resource, leading to unexpected resource state changes and behaviors.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Improper Lock Behavior After Power State Transition - (1232)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 691 (Insufficient Control Flow Management) > 662 (Improper Synchronization) > 667 (Improper Locking) > 1232 (Improper Lock Behavior After Power State Transition)
The product implements register lock bit protection features with the intent to disable changes to system configuration after the lock is set. Some of the protected registers or lock bits become programmable after power state transitions (e.g., Entry and wake from low power sleep modes).
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Improper Hardware Lock Protection for Security Sensitive Controls - (1233)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 691 (Insufficient Control Flow Management) > 662 (Improper Synchronization) > 667 (Improper Locking) > 1233 (Improper Hardware Lock Protection for Security Sensitive Controls)
The product implements a register lock bit protection feature that permits security sensitive controls to modify the protected configuration.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Hardware Internal or Debug Modes Allow Override of Locks - (1234)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 691 (Insufficient Control Flow Management) > 662 (Improper Synchronization) > 667 (Improper Locking) > 1234 (Hardware Internal or Debug Modes Allow Override of Locks)
The product implements register lock bit protection features that may permit security sensitive controls to modify system configuration after the lock is set through internal modes or debug features.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Unrestricted Externally Accessible Lock - (412)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 691 (Insufficient Control Flow Management) > 662 (Improper Synchronization) > 667 (Improper Locking) > 412 (Unrestricted Externally Accessible Lock)
The software properly checks for the existence of a lock, but the lock can be externally controlled or influenced by an actor that is outside of the intended sphere of control.
+BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Improper Resource Locking - (413)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 691 (Insufficient Control Flow Management) > 662 (Improper Synchronization) > 667 (Improper Locking) > 413 (Improper Resource Locking)
The software does not lock or does not correctly lock a resource when the software must have exclusive access to the resource.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Sensitive Data Storage in Improperly Locked Memory - (591)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 691 (Insufficient Control Flow Management) > 662 (Improper Synchronization) > 667 (Improper Locking) > 413 (Improper Resource Locking) > 591 (Sensitive Data Storage in Improperly Locked Memory)
The application stores sensitive data in memory that is not locked, or that has been incorrectly locked, which might cause the memory to be written to swap files on disk by the virtual memory manager. This can make the data more accessible to external actors.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Missing Lock Check - (414)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 691 (Insufficient Control Flow Management) > 662 (Improper Synchronization) > 667 (Improper Locking) > 414 (Missing Lock Check)
A product does not check to see if a lock is present before performing sensitive operations on a resource.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Double-Checked Locking - (609)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 691 (Insufficient Control Flow Management) > 662 (Improper Synchronization) > 667 (Improper Locking) > 609 (Double-Checked Locking)
The program uses double-checked locking to access a resource without the overhead of explicit synchronization, but the locking is insufficient.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Multiple Locks of a Critical Resource - (764)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 691 (Insufficient Control Flow Management) > 662 (Improper Synchronization) > 667 (Improper Locking) > 764 (Multiple Locks of a Critical Resource)
The software locks a critical resource more times than intended, leading to an unexpected state in the system.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Multiple Unlocks of a Critical Resource - (765)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 691 (Insufficient Control Flow Management) > 662 (Improper Synchronization) > 667 (Improper Locking) > 765 (Multiple Unlocks of a Critical Resource)
The software unlocks a critical resource more times than intended, leading to an unexpected state in the system.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Unlock of a Resource that is not Locked - (832)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 691 (Insufficient Control Flow Management) > 662 (Improper Synchronization) > 667 (Improper Locking) > 832 (Unlock of a Resource that is not Locked)
The software attempts to unlock a resource that is not locked.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Deadlock - (833)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 691 (Insufficient Control Flow Management) > 662 (Improper Synchronization) > 667 (Improper Locking) > 833 (Deadlock)
The software contains multiple threads or executable segments that are waiting for each other to release a necessary lock, resulting in deadlock.
+BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Missing Synchronization - (820)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 691 (Insufficient Control Flow Management) > 662 (Improper Synchronization) > 820 (Missing Synchronization)
The software utilizes a shared resource in a concurrent manner but does not attempt to synchronize access to the resource.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Singleton Class Instance Creation without Proper Locking or Synchronization - (1096)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 691 (Insufficient Control Flow Management) > 662 (Improper Synchronization) > 820 (Missing Synchronization) > 1096 (Singleton Class Instance Creation without Proper Locking or Synchronization)
The software implements a Singleton design pattern but does not use appropriate locking or other synchronization mechanism to ensure that the singleton class is only instantiated once.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Use of Singleton Pattern Without Synchronization in a Multithreaded Context - (543)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 691 (Insufficient Control Flow Management) > 662 (Improper Synchronization) > 820 (Missing Synchronization) > 543 (Use of Singleton Pattern Without Synchronization in a Multithreaded Context)
The software uses the singleton pattern when creating a resource within a multithreaded environment.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Unsynchronized Access to Shared Data in a Multithreaded Context - (567)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 691 (Insufficient Control Flow Management) > 662 (Improper Synchronization) > 820 (Missing Synchronization) > 567 (Unsynchronized Access to Shared Data in a Multithreaded Context)
The product does not properly synchronize shared data, such as static variables across threads, which can lead to undefined behavior and unpredictable data changes.
+BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Incorrect Synchronization - (821)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 691 (Insufficient Control Flow Management) > 662 (Improper Synchronization) > 821 (Incorrect Synchronization)
The software utilizes a shared resource in a concurrent manner, but it does not correctly synchronize access to the resource.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Synchronous Access of Remote Resource without Timeout - (1088)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 691 (Insufficient Control Flow Management) > 662 (Improper Synchronization) > 821 (Incorrect Synchronization) > 1088 (Synchronous Access of Remote Resource without Timeout)
The code has a synchronous call to a remote resource, but there is no timeout for the call, or the timeout is set to infinite.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Hardware Logic with Insecure De-Synchronization between Control and Data Channels - (1264)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 691 (Insufficient Control Flow Management) > 662 (Improper Synchronization) > 821 (Incorrect Synchronization) > 1264 (Hardware Logic with Insecure De-Synchronization between Control and Data Channels)
The hardware logic for error handling and security checks can incorrectly forward data before the security check is complete.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Call to Thread run() instead of start() - (572)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 691 (Insufficient Control Flow Management) > 662 (Improper Synchronization) > 821 (Incorrect Synchronization) > 572 (Call to Thread run() instead of start())
The program calls a thread's run() method instead of calling start(), which causes the code to run in the thread of the caller instead of the callee.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.EJB Bad Practices: Use of Synchronization Primitives - (574)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 691 (Insufficient Control Flow Management) > 662 (Improper Synchronization) > 821 (Incorrect Synchronization) > 574 (EJB Bad Practices: Use of Synchronization Primitives)
The program violates the Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB) specification by using thread synchronization primitives.
+ClassClass - a weakness that is described in a very abstract fashion, typically independent of any specific language or technology. More specific than a Pillar Weakness, but more general than a Base Weakness. Class level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 1 or 2 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, and resource.Always-Incorrect Control Flow Implementation - (670)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 691 (Insufficient Control Flow Management) > 670 (Always-Incorrect Control Flow Implementation)
The code contains a control flow path that does not reflect the algorithm that the path is intended to implement, leading to incorrect behavior any time this path is navigated.
+BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Use of Incorrect Operator - (480)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 691 (Insufficient Control Flow Management) > 670 (Always-Incorrect Control Flow Implementation) > 480 (Use of Incorrect Operator)
The programmer accidentally uses the wrong operator, which changes the application logic in security-relevant ways.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Assigning instead of Comparing - (481)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 691 (Insufficient Control Flow Management) > 670 (Always-Incorrect Control Flow Implementation) > 480 (Use of Incorrect Operator) > 481 (Assigning instead of Comparing)
The code uses an operator for assignment when the intention was to perform a comparison.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Comparing instead of Assigning - (482)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 691 (Insufficient Control Flow Management) > 670 (Always-Incorrect Control Flow Implementation) > 480 (Use of Incorrect Operator) > 482 (Comparing instead of Assigning)
The code uses an operator for comparison when the intention was to perform an assignment.
*VariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Use of Wrong Operator in String Comparison - (597)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 691 (Insufficient Control Flow Management) > 670 (Always-Incorrect Control Flow Implementation) > 480 (Use of Incorrect Operator) > 597 (Use of Wrong Operator in String Comparison)
The product uses the wrong operator when comparing a string, such as using "==" when the equals() method should be used instead.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Incorrect Block Delimitation - (483)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 691 (Insufficient Control Flow Management) > 670 (Always-Incorrect Control Flow Implementation) > 483 (Incorrect Block Delimitation)
The code does not explicitly delimit a block that is intended to contain 2 or more statements, creating a logic error.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Omitted Break Statement in Switch - (484)
1000 (Research Concepts) > 691 (Insufficient Control Flow Management) > 670 (Always-Incorrect Control Flow Implementation) > 484 (Omitted Break Statement in Switch)
The program omits a break statement within a switch or similar construct, causing code associated with multiple conditions to execute. This can cause problems when the programmer only intended to execute code associated with one condition.
*BaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.Reachable Assertion - (617)
1000 (Research Concepts) >