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CWE CATEGORY: SEI CERT C Coding Standard - Guidelines 05. Floating Point (FLP)

Category ID: 1159
+ Summary
Weaknesses in this category are related to the rules and recommendations in the Floating Point (FLP) section of the SEI CERT C Coding Standard.
+ 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).1154Weaknesses Addressed by the SEI CERT C Coding Standard
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.197Numeric Truncation Error
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.391Unchecked Error Condition
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.681Incorrect Conversion between Numeric Types
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.682Incorrect Calculation
+ Notes

Mapping

Use for Mapping: Prohibited (this CWE ID must not be used to map to real-world vulnerabilities).

Rationale: this entry is a Category. Using categories for mapping has been an actively discouraged practice since at least 2019. Categories are informal organizational groupings of weaknesses that help navigation and browsing by CWE users, but they are not weaknesses in themselves.

Comments: See member weaknesses of this category.

+ References
[REF-603] The Software Engineering Institute. "SEI CERT C Coding Standard : Rule 05. Floating Point (FLP)". <https://wiki.sei.cmu.edu/confluence/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=87152181>.
[REF-983] The Software Engineering Institute. "SEI CERT C Coding Standard : Rec 05. Floating Point (FLP)". <https://wiki.sei.cmu.edu/confluence/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=87151969>.
+ Content History
+ Submissions
Submission DateSubmitterOrganization
2018-12-18CWE Content TeamMITRE
+ Modifications
Modification DateModifierOrganization
2023-04-27CWE Content TeamMITRE
updated Mapping_Notes
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