Common Weakness Enumeration

A Community-Developed List of Software & Hardware Weakness Types

CWE Top 25 Most Dangerous Weaknesses
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The Evolution of the CWE Development and Research Views

This paper explains the evolution of the two main views in CWE, CWE-699 (Development Concepts) and CWE-1000 (Research Concepts). It identifies the methodologies used for constructing the views, including the emphasis on providing clear names and descriptions.


A Status Update: The Common Weaknesses Enumeration

NIST Static Analysis Summit, Gaithersburg, MD Jun 29, 2006.

PDF (139 KB)

The Case for Common Flaw Enumeration

This technical white paper discusses the reasons and rational behind the CWE initiative. PDF document. November 8, 2005 - Robert A. Martin and Steve Christey (MITRE), and Joe Jarzombek (DHS) (NIST Workshop on "Software Security Assurance Tools, Techniques, and Methods", Long Beach, CA., USA)

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