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CWE CATEGORY: CERT C Secure Coding Standard (2008) Chapter 11 - Environment (ENV)

Category ID: 744
Status: Obsolete
+ Summary
Weaknesses in this category are related to the rules and recommendations in the Environment (ENV) 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.78Improper Neutralization of Special Elements used in an OS Command ('OS Command Injection')
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.88Improper Neutralization of Argument Delimiters in a Command ('Argument Injection')
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.119Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer
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.426Untrusted Search Path
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.462Duplicate Key in Associative List (Alist)
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.705Incorrect Control Flow Scoping
+ Notes

Relationship

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

  • CWE-78 ENV03-C Sanitize the environment when invoking external programs
  • CWE-78 ENV04-C Do not call system() if you do not need a command processor
  • CWE-88 ENV03-C Sanitize the environment when invoking external programs
  • CWE-88 ENV04-C Do not call system() if you do not need a command processor
  • CWE-119 ENV01-C Do not make assumptions about the size of an environment variable
  • CWE-426 ENV03-C Sanitize the environment when invoking external programs
  • CWE-462 ENV02-C Beware of multiple environment variables with the same effective name
  • CWE-705 ENV32-C All atexit handlers must return normally
+ 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
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 10 - Environment (ENV)
2019-01-03CERT C Secure Coding (2008 Version) Section 10 - Environment (ENV)
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