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CWE CATEGORY: Signal Errors

Category ID: 387
Status: Incomplete
+ 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
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.432Dangerous Signal Handler not Disabled During Sensitive Operations
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.828Signal Handler with Functionality that is not Asynchronous-Safe
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.831Signal Handler Function Associated with Multiple Signals
+ Notes

Maintenance

Several sub-categories could exist, but this needs more study. Some sub-categories might be unhandled signals, untrusted signals, and sending the wrong signals.
+ Content History
+ Submissions
Submission DateSubmitterOrganization
2006-07-19PLOVER
+ 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
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