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ID

CWE CATEGORY: DEPRECATED: Technology-Specific Special Elements

Category ID: 169
+ Summary
This category has been deprecated. It was originally intended as a "catch-all" for input validation problems in technologies that did not have their own CWE, but introduces unnecessary depth to the hierarchy.
+ Vulnerability Mapping Notes

Usage: Prohibited

(this CWE ID must not be used to map to real-world vulnerabilities)

Reasons: Category, Deprecated

Rationale:

This CWE has been deprecated. It is also a Category. Using categories for mapping has been discouraged since 2019. Categories are informal organizational groupings of weaknesses that can help CWE users with data aggregation, navigation, and browsing. However, they are not weaknesses in themselves.

Comments:

See the summary, which might have suggestions for other CWEs to consider.
+ Content History
+ Submissions
Submission DateSubmitterOrganization
2006-07-19
(CWE Draft 3, 2006-07-19)
PLOVER
+ Modifications
Modification DateModifierOrganization
2008-09-08CWE Content TeamMITRE
updated Relationships, Other_Notes, Taxonomy_Mappings
2011-03-29CWE Content TeamMITRE
updated Other_Notes
2014-06-23CWE Content TeamMITRE
updated Applicable_Platforms, Modes_of_Introduction, Other_Notes, Potential_Mitigations
2017-11-08CWE Content TeamMITRE
updated Applicable_Platforms, Description, Modes_of_Introduction, Name, Potential_Mitigations, Relationships, Taxonomy_Mappings, Type
2023-06-29CWE Content TeamMITRE
updated Mapping_Notes
+ Previous Entry Names
Change DatePrevious Entry Name
2017-11-08Technology-Specific Special Elements
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