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CWE CATEGORY: CERT C Secure Coding Standard (2008) Chapter 4 - Expressions (EXP)

Category ID: 737
Status: Obsolete
+ Summary
Weaknesses in this category are related to the rules and recommendations in the Expressions (EXP) chapter of the CERT C Secure Coding Standard (2008).
+ 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).734Weaknesses Addressed by the CERT C Secure Coding Standard (2008)
HasMemberVariantVariant - a weakness that is linked to a certain type of product, typically involving a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness. Variant level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 3 to 5 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.467Use of sizeof() on a Pointer Type
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.468Incorrect Pointer Scaling
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.476NULL Pointer Dereference
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.628Function Call with Incorrectly Specified Arguments
HasMemberClassClass - a weakness that is described in a very abstract fashion, typically independent of any specific language or technology. More specific than a Pillar Weakness, but more general than a Base Weakness. Class level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 1 or 2 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, and resource.704Incorrect Type Conversion or Cast
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.783Operator Precedence Logic Error
+ Notes

Relationship

In the 2008 version of the CERT C Secure Coding standard, the following rules were mapped to the following CWE IDs:

  • CWE-467 EXP01-C Do not take the size of a pointer to determine the size of the pointed-to type
  • CWE-468 EXP08-C Ensure pointer arithmetic is used correctly
  • CWE-476 EXP34-C Ensure a null pointer is not dereferenced
  • CWE-628 EXP37-C Call functions with the arguments intended by the API
  • CWE-704 EXP05-C Do not cast away a const qualification
  • CWE-783 EXP00-C Use parentheses for precedence of operation
+ References
[REF-597] Robert C. Seacord. "The CERT C Secure Coding Standard". 1st Edition. Addison-Wesley Professional. 2008-10-14.
+ Content History
+ Submissions
Submission DateSubmitterOrganization
2008-11-24CWE Content TeamMITRE
+ Modifications
Modification DateModifierOrganization
2009-07-27CWE Content TeamMITRE
updated Relationships
2017-11-08CWE Content TeamMITRE
updated Description, Name, Relationship_Notes
2019-01-03CWE Content TeamMITRE
updated Description, Name, References
+ Previous Entry Names
Change DatePrevious Entry Name
2017-11-08CERT C Secure Coding Section 03 - Expressions (EXP)
2019-01-03CERT C Secure Coding (2008 Version) Section 03 - Expressions (EXP)
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