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CWE CATEGORY: OWASP Top Ten 2017 Category A5 - Broken Access Control

Category ID: 1031
Status: Incomplete
+ Summary
Weaknesses in this category are related to the A5 category in the OWASP Top Ten 2017.
+ Membership
NatureTypeIDName
MemberOfViewView - a subset of CWE entries that provides a way of examining CWE content. The two main view structures are Slices (flat lists) and Graphs (containing relationships between entries).1026Weaknesses in OWASP Top Ten (2017)
HasMemberBaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.22Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal')
HasMemberPillarPillar - 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.284Improper Access Control
HasMemberClassClass - 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.285Improper Authorization
HasMemberBaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.425Direct Request ('Forced Browsing')
HasMemberBaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.639Authorization Bypass Through User-Controlled Key
+ References
[REF-957] "Top 10 2017". OWASP. 2017-04-12. <https://owasp.org/www-pdf-archive/OWASP_Top_10-2017_%28en%29.pdf.pdf>.
+ Content History
+ Submissions
Submission DateSubmitterOrganization
2013-07-16CWE Content TeamMITRE
+ Modifications
Modification DateModifierOrganization
2014-06-23CWE Content TeamMITRE
updated Relationships
2020-02-24CWE Content TeamMITRE
updated References
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