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ID

CWE CATEGORY: Signal Errors

Category ID: 387
+ Summary
Weaknesses in this category are related to the improper handling of signals.
+ 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).699Software Development
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.364Signal Handler Race Condition
+ Vulnerability Mapping Notes

Usage: Prohibited

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

Reason: Category

Rationale:

This entry is 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 member weaknesses of this category.
+ Notes

Maintenance

Several weaknesses could exist, but this needs more study. Some weaknesses might be unhandled signals, untrusted signals, and sending the wrong signals.
+ Content History
+ Submissions
Submission DateSubmitterOrganization
2006-07-19
(CWE Draft 3, 2006-07-19)
PLOVER
+ Modifications
Modification DateModifierOrganization
2008-09-08CWE Content TeamMITRE
updated Applicable_Platforms, Description, Maintenance_Notes, Relationships, Observed_Example, Other_Notes, Taxonomy_Mappings, Type
2009-07-27CWE Content TeamMITRE
updated Observed_Examples
2009-12-28CWE Content TeamMITRE
updated Other_Notes
2017-11-08CWE Content TeamMITRE
updated Affected_Resources, Applicable_Platforms, Observed_Examples, Relationships
2020-02-24CWE Content TeamMITRE
updated Relationships
2021-03-15CWE Content TeamMITRE
updated Maintenance_Notes
2023-04-27CWE Content TeamMITRE
updated Mapping_Notes, Relationships
2023-06-29CWE Content TeamMITRE
updated Mapping_Notes
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