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CWE CATEGORY: Windows Path Link Problems

Category ID: 63
Status: Draft
+ Description

Description Summary

Weaknesses in this category are related to improper handling of links within Windows-based operating systems.
+ Applicable Platforms



Operating Systems


+ Relationships
NatureTypeIDNameView(s) this relationship pertains toView(s)
ChildOfWeakness BaseWeakness Base59Improper Link Resolution Before File Access ('Link Following')
Development Concepts (primary)699
ChildOfCategoryCategory632Weaknesses that Affect Files or Directories
Resource-specific Weaknesses (primary)631
ParentOfWeakness VariantWeakness Variant64Windows Shortcut Following (.LNK)
Resource-specific Weaknesses (primary)631
Development Concepts (primary)699
ParentOfWeakness VariantWeakness Variant65Windows Hard Link
Resource-specific Weaknesses (primary)631
Development Concepts (primary)699
+ Content History
Modification DateModifierOrganizationSource
2008-09-08CWE Content TeamMITREInternal
updated Applicable_Platforms, Relationships

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