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CWE CATEGORY: Limit Exposure

Category ID: 1016
Status: Draft
+ Summary
Weaknesses in this category are related to the design and architecture of the entry points to a system. Frequently these deal with minimizing the attack surface through designing the system with the least needed amount of entry points. The weaknesses in this category could lead to a degradation of a system's defenses if they are not addressed when designing or implementing a secure architecture.
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MemberOfViewView - a subset of CWE entries that provides a way of examining CWE content. The two main view structures are Slices (flat lists) and Graphs (containing relationships between entries).1008Architectural Concepts
HasMemberBaseBase - a weakness that is described in an abstract fashion, but with sufficient details to infer specific methods for detection and prevention. More general than a Variant weakness, but more specific than a Class weakness.210Information Exposure Through Self-generated Error Message
HasMemberBaseBase - a weakness that is described in an abstract fashion, but with sufficient details to infer specific methods for detection and prevention. More general than a Variant weakness, but more specific than a Class weakness.211Information Exposure Through Externally-Generated Error Message
HasMemberVariantVariant - a weakness that is described at a very low level of detail, typically limited to a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness.214Information Exposure Through Process Environment
HasMemberVariantVariant - a weakness that is described at a very low level of detail, typically limited to a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness.550Information Exposure Through Server Error Message
HasMemberClassClass - a weakness that is described in a very abstract fashion, typically independent of any specific language or technology. More general than a Base weakness.829Inclusion of Functionality from Untrusted Control Sphere
HasMemberBaseBase - a weakness that is described in an abstract fashion, but with sufficient details to infer specific methods for detection and prevention. More general than a Variant weakness, but more specific than a Class weakness.830Inclusion of Web Functionality from an Untrusted Source
+ References
[REF-9] Santos, J. C. S., Tarrit, K. and Mirakhorli, M.. "A Catalog of Security Architecture Weaknesses.". 2017 IEEE International Conference on Software Architecture (ICSA). 2017. <https://design.se.rit.edu/papers/cawe-paper.pdf>.
[REF-10] Santos, J. C. S., Peruma, A., Mirakhorli, M., Galster, M. and Sejfia, A.. "Understanding Software Vulnerabilities Related to Architectural Security Tactics: An Empirical Investigation of Chromium, PHP and Thunderbird.". pages 69 - 78. 2017 IEEE International Conference on Software Architecture (ICSA). 2017. <https://design.se.rit.edu/papers/TacticalVulnerabilities.pdf>.
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2017-07-25CWE Content TeamMITRE
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