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ID

CWE CATEGORY: CERT C Secure Coding Standard (2008) Chapter 6 - Floating Point (FLP)

Category ID: 739
+ Summary
Weaknesses in this category are related to the rules and recommendations in the Floating Point (FLP) 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)
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.369Divide By Zero
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.681Incorrect Conversion between Numeric Types
HasMemberPillarPillar - a weakness that is the most abstract type of weakness and represents a theme for all class/base/variant weaknesses related to it. A Pillar is different from a Category as a Pillar is still technically a type of weakness that describes a mistake, while a Category represents a common characteristic used to group related things.682Incorrect Calculation
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.686Function Call With Incorrect Argument Type
+ Vulnerability Mapping Notes

Usage: Prohibited

(this CWE ID must not be used to map to real-world vulnerabilities)

Reason: Category

Rationale:

This entry is a Category. Using categories for mapping has been discouraged since 2019. Categories are informal organizational groupings of weaknesses that can help CWE users with data aggregation, navigation, and browsing. However, they are not weaknesses in themselves.

Comments:

See member weaknesses of this category.
+ Notes

Relationship

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

  • CWE-369 FLP03-C Detect and handle floating point errors
  • CWE-681 FLP33-C Convert integers to floating point for floating point operations
  • CWE-681 FLP34-C Ensure that floating point conversions are within range of the new type
  • CWE-682 FLP32-C Prevent or detect domain and range errors in math functions
  • CWE-682 FLP33-C Convert integers to floating point for floating point operations
  • CWE-686 FLP31-C Do not call functions expecting real values with complex values
+ 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
2008-11-24
(CWE 1.1, 2008-11-24)
CWE Content TeamMITRE
+ Modifications
Modification DateModifierOrganization
2017-11-08CWE Content TeamMITRE
updated Description, Name, References, Relationship_Notes
2019-01-03CWE Content TeamMITRE
updated Description, Name, References
2023-04-27CWE Content TeamMITRE
updated Mapping_Notes
2023-06-29CWE Content TeamMITRE
updated Mapping_Notes
+ Previous Entry Names
Change DatePrevious Entry Name
2017-11-08CERT C Secure Coding Section 05 - Floating Point (FLP)
2019-01-03CERT C Secure Coding (2008 Version) Section 05 - Floating Point (FLP)
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