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CWE CATEGORY: Key Management Errors

Category ID: 320
Status: Obsolete
+ Summary
Weaknesses in this category are related to errors in the management of cryptographic keys.
+ Membership
NatureTypeIDName
MemberOfCategoryCategory - a CWE entry that contains a set of other entries that share a common characteristic.934OWASP Top Ten 2013 Category A6 - Sensitive Data Exposure
MemberOfCategoryCategory - a CWE entry that contains a set of other entries that share a common characteristic.1029OWASP Top Ten 2017 Category A3 - Sensitive Data Exposure
HasMemberVariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.321Use of Hard-coded Cryptographic Key
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.322Key Exchange without Entity Authentication
HasMemberVariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.323Reusing a Nonce, Key Pair in Encryption
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.324Use of a Key Past its Expiration Date
+ 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.
+ Content History
Submissions
Submission DateSubmitterOrganization
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Modifications
Modification DateModifierOrganization
2008-09-08CWE Content TeamMITRE
updated Maintenance_Notes, Relationships, Taxonomy_Mappings
2011-03-29CWE Content TeamMITRE
updated Observed_Examples
2014-06-23CWE Content TeamMITRE
updated Relationships
2015-12-07CWE Content TeamMITRE
updated Relationships
2017-11-08CWE Content TeamMITRE
updated Applicable_Platforms, Observed_Examples
2018-03-27CWE Content TeamMITRE
updated Relationships
2019-06-20CWE Content TeamMITRE
updated Relationships
2020-02-24CWE Content TeamMITRE
updated Maintenance_Notes, Relationships
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