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CWE-924: Improper Enforcement of Message Integrity During Transmission in a Communication Channel

Weakness ID: 924
Abstraction: Class
Status: Incomplete
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Description Summary

The software establishes a communication channel with an endpoint and receives a message from that endpoint, but it does not sufficiently ensure that the message was not modified during transmission.

Extended Description

A man-in-the-middle (MITM) attacker might be able to modify the message and spoof the endpoint.

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Technical Impact: Gain privileges / assume identity

If an attackers can spoof the endpoint, the attacker gains all the privileges that were intended for the original endpoint.

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NatureTypeIDNameView(s) this relationship pertains toView(s)
ChildOfWeakness ClassWeakness Class345Insufficient Verification of Data Authenticity
Development Concepts (primary)699
Research Concepts (primary)1000
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This entry will be made more comprehensive in later CWE versions.

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Submission DateSubmitterOrganizationSource
2013-06-23MITREInternal CWE Team

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