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CWE CATEGORY: Often Misused: Arguments and Parameters

Category ID: 559
Status: Draft
+ Description

Description Summary

Weaknesses in this category are related to improper use of arguments or parameters within function calls.
+ Relationships
NatureTypeIDNameView(s) this relationship pertains toView(s)
ChildOfWeakness ClassWeakness Class227Improper Fulfillment of API Contract ('API Abuse')
Development Concepts (primary)699
ParentOfWeakness VariantWeakness Variant560Use of umask() with chmod-style Argument
Development Concepts (primary)699
ParentOfWeakness BaseWeakness Base628Function Call with Incorrectly Specified Arguments
Development Concepts (primary)699
+ Relationship Notes

This category is closely related to CWE-628, Incorrectly Specified Arguments, and might be the same. However, CWE-628 is a base weakness, not a category.

+ Content History
Modification DateModifierOrganizationSource
2008-09-08CWE Content TeamMITREInternal
updated Relationships, Other_Notes
2010-04-05CWE Content TeamMITREInternal
updated Related_Attack_Patterns
2010-09-27CWE Content TeamMITREInternal
updated Other_Notes, Relationship_Notes

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