Variant - 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.
Class - 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.
(this CWE ID must not be used to map to real-world vulnerabilities)
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.
See member weaknesses of this category.
[REF-813] Fred Long, Dhruv Mohindra, Robert C. Seacord, Dean F. Sutherland
and David Svoboda. "The CERT Oracle Coding Standard for Java". 1st Edition. Addison-Wesley Professional. 2011-09-18.