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ID

CWE CATEGORY: Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls

Category ID: 264
Status: Obsolete
+ Summary
Weaknesses in this category are related to the management of permissions, privileges, and other security features that are used to perform access control.
+ 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).635Weaknesses Originally Used by NVD from 2008 to 2016
+ Notes

Maintenance

This entry heavily overlaps other categories and has been marked obsolete.

Maintenance

This entry is a Category, but various sources map to it anyway despite CWE guidance that Categories should not be mapped. Future mappings should use an appropriate weakness going forward.
+ References
[REF-7] Michael Howard and David LeBlanc. "Writing Secure Code". Chapter 7, "How Tokens, Privileges, SIDs, ACLs, and Processes Relate" Page 218. 2nd Edition. Microsoft Press. 2002-12-04. <https://www.microsoftpressstore.com/store/writing-secure-code-9780735617223>.
+ Content History
+ Submissions
Submission DateSubmitterOrganization
2006-07-19PLOVER
+ Modifications
Modification DateModifierOrganization
2008-09-08CWE Content TeamMITRE
updated Relationships, Taxonomy_Mappings
2010-02-16CWE Content TeamMITRE
updated References
2011-03-29CWE Content TeamMITRE
updated Relationships
2012-10-30CWE Content TeamMITRE
updated Potential_Mitigations
2014-07-30CWE Content TeamMITRE
updated Detection_Factors
2015-12-07CWE Content TeamMITRE
updated Relationships
2017-11-08CWE Content TeamMITRE
updated Applicable_Platforms, Detection_Factors, Potential_Mitigations, References, Related_Attack_Patterns, Relationships
2018-03-27CWE Content TeamMITRE
updated References
2019-06-20CWE Content TeamMITRE
updated Relationships
2020-02-24CWE Content TeamMITRE
updated Maintenance_Notes, Relationships
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