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ID

CWE CATEGORY: OWASP Top Ten 2013 Category A5 - Security Misconfiguration

Category ID: 933
+ Summary
Weaknesses in this category are related to the A5 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)
HasMemberCategoryCategory - a CWE entry that contains a set of other entries that share a common characteristic.27PK - Environment
HasMemberCategoryCategory - a CWE entry that contains a set of other entries that share a common characteristic.16Configuration
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.209Generation of Error Message Containing Sensitive Information
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.215Insertion of Sensitive Information Into Debugging Code
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.548Exposure of Information Through Directory Listing
+ 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.
+ References
[REF-932] OWASP. "Top 10 2013-A5-Security Misconfiguration". <https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Top_10_2013-A5-Security_Misconfiguration>.
+ Content History
+ Submissions
Submission DateSubmitterOrganization
2013-07-16
(CWE 2.5, 2013-07-17)
CWE Content TeamMITRE
+ Modifications
Modification DateModifierOrganization
2014-06-23CWE Content TeamMITRE
updated Relationships
2023-04-27CWE Content TeamMITRE
updated Mapping_Notes
2023-06-29CWE Content TeamMITRE
updated Mapping_Notes
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