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CWE-695: Use of Low-Level Functionality

Weakness ID: 695
Abstraction: Base
Status: Incomplete
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Description Summary

The software uses low-level functionality that is explicitly prohibited by the framework or specification under which the software is supposed to operate.

Extended Description

The use of low-level functionality can violate the specification in unexpected ways that effectively disable built-in protection mechanisms, introduce exploitable inconsistencies, or otherwise expose the functionality to attack.

+ Time of Introduction
  • Architecture and Design
  • Implementation
+ Common Consequences

Technical Impact: Other

+ Relationships
NatureTypeIDNameView(s) this relationship pertains toView(s)
ChildOfWeakness ClassWeakness Class573Improper Following of Specification by Caller
Development Concepts (primary)699
Research Concepts (primary)1000
ChildOfCategoryCategory1001SFP Secondary Cluster: Use of an Improper API
Software Fault Pattern (SFP) Clusters (primary)888
ParentOfWeakness BaseWeakness Base111Direct Use of Unsafe JNI
Research Concepts (primary)1000
ParentOfWeakness VariantWeakness Variant245J2EE Bad Practices: Direct Management of Connections
Research Concepts (primary)1000
ParentOfWeakness VariantWeakness Variant246J2EE Bad Practices: Direct Use of Sockets
Research Concepts (primary)1000
ParentOfWeakness VariantWeakness Variant383J2EE Bad Practices: Direct Use of Threads
Research Concepts (primary)1000
ParentOfWeakness VariantWeakness Variant574EJB Bad Practices: Use of Synchronization Primitives
Development Concepts699
Research Concepts1000
ParentOfWeakness VariantWeakness Variant575EJB Bad Practices: Use of AWT Swing
Development Concepts (primary)699
Research Concepts (primary)1000
ParentOfWeakness VariantWeakness Variant576EJB Bad Practices: Use of Java I/O
Development Concepts (primary)699
Research Concepts (primary)1000
+ Content History
Modification DateModifierOrganizationSource
2008-07-01Eric DalciCigitalExternal
updated Potential_Mitigations, Time_of_Introduction
2009-03-10CWE Content TeamMITREInternal
updated Related_Attack_Patterns
2011-06-01CWE Content TeamMITREInternal
updated Common_Consequences
2012-05-11CWE Content TeamMITREInternal
updated Relationships
2012-10-30CWE Content TeamMITREInternal
updated Potential_Mitigations
2014-07-30CWE Content TeamMITREInternal
updated Relationships

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