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CWE CATEGORY: SEI CERT C Coding Standard - Guidelines 07. Characters and Strings (STR)

Category ID: 1161
Status: Stable
+ Summary
Weaknesses in this category are related to the rules and recommendations in the Characters and Strings (STR) 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
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.119Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer
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.120Buffer Copy without Checking Size of Input ('Classic Buffer Overflow')
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.121Stack-based Buffer Overflow
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.122Heap-based Buffer Overflow
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.123Write-what-where Condition
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.125Out-of-bounds Read
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.170Improper Null Termination
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.676Use of Potentially Dangerous Function
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.704Incorrect Type Conversion or Cast
+ References
[REF-605] The Software Engineering Institute. "SEI CERT C Coding Standard : Rule 07. Characters and Strings (STR)". <https://wiki.sei.cmu.edu/confluence/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=87152038>.
[REF-985] The Software Engineering Institute. "SEI CERT C Coding Standard : Rec 07. Characters and Strings (STR)". <https://wiki.sei.cmu.edu/confluence/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=87151974>.
+ Content History
Submissions
Submission DateSubmitterOrganization
2018-12-18CWE Content TeamMITRE

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