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CWE CATEGORY: OWASP Top Ten 2013 Category A2 - Broken Authentication and Session Management

Category ID: 930
Status: Incomplete
+ Summary
Weaknesses in this category are related to the A2 category in the OWASP Top Ten 2013.
+ 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).928Weaknesses in OWASP Top Ten (2013)
HasMemberVariantVariant - a weakness that is described at a very low level of detail, typically limited to a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness.256Unprotected Storage of Credentials
HasMemberClassClass - a weakness that is described in a very abstract fashion, typically independent of any specific language or technology. More general than a Base weakness.287Improper Authentication
HasMemberBaseBase - a weakness that is described in an abstract fashion, but with sufficient details to infer specific methods for detection and prevention. More general than a Variant weakness, but more specific than a Class weakness.311Missing Encryption of Sensitive Data
HasMemberCompositeComposite - a Compound Element that consists of two or more distinct weaknesses, in which all weaknesses must be present at the same time in order for a potential vulnerability to arise. Removing any of the weaknesses eliminates or sharply reduces the risk. One weakness, X, can be "broken down" into component weaknesses Y and Z. There can be cases in which one weakness might not be essential to a composite, but changes the nature of the composite when it becomes a vulnerability.384Session Fixation
HasMemberBaseBase - a weakness that is described in an abstract fashion, but with sufficient details to infer specific methods for detection and prevention. More general than a Variant weakness, but more specific than a Class weakness.522Insufficiently Protected Credentials
HasMemberVariantVariant - a weakness that is described at a very low level of detail, typically limited to a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness.523Unprotected Transport of Credentials
HasMemberBaseBase - a weakness that is described in an abstract fashion, but with sufficient details to infer specific methods for detection and prevention. More general than a Variant weakness, but more specific than a Class weakness.613Insufficient Session Expiration
HasMemberVariantVariant - a weakness that is described at a very low level of detail, typically limited to a specific language or technology. More specific than a Base weakness.620Unverified Password Change
HasMemberBaseBase - a weakness that is described in an abstract fashion, but with sufficient details to infer specific methods for detection and prevention. More general than a Variant weakness, but more specific than a Class weakness.640Weak Password Recovery Mechanism for Forgotten Password
+ References
[REF-929] OWASP. "Top 10 2013-A2-Broken Authentication and Session Management". <https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Top_10_2013-A2-Broken_Authentication_and_Session_Management>.
+ Content History
Submissions
Submission DateSubmitterOrganization
2013-07-17CWE Content TeamMITRE
Modifications
Modification DateModifierOrganization
2014-06-23CWE Content TeamMITRE
updated Relationships
2018-01-24CWE Content TeamMITRE
updated Relationships
2018-03-27CWE Content TeamMITRE
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