OWASP Top Ten 2017 Category A3 - Sensitive Data Exposure
A category in the Common Weakness Enumeration published by The MITRE Corporation.
Categories in the Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE) group entries based on some common characteristic or attribute.
Weaknesses in this category are related to the A3 category in the OWASP Top Ten 2017.
The application stores sensitive information in cleartext within a resource that might be accessible to another control sphere.
The software transmits sensitive or security-critical data in cleartext in a communication channel that can be sniffed by unauthorized actors.
The product does not properly prevent a person's private, personal information from being accessed by actors who either (1) are not explicitly authorized to access the...
The software does not validate, or incorrectly validates, a certificate.
The software stores or transmits sensitive data using an encryption scheme that is theoretically sound, but is not strong enough for the level of protection required.
The product does not implement a required step in a cryptographic algorithm, resulting in weaker encryption than advertised by the algorithm.
The software does not encrypt sensitive or critical information before storage or transmission.
The product uses a hashing algorithm that produces a hash value that can be used to determine the original input, or to find an input that can produce the same hash, m...
The application stores sensitive data under the FTP server root with insufficient access control, which might make it accessible to untrusted parties.
The use of a broken or risky cryptographic algorithm is an unnecessary risk that may result in the exposure of sensitive information.
Deprecated or Obsolete
Weaknesses in this category are related to errors in the management of cryptographic keys.
CWE nodes in this view (graph) are associated with the OWASP Top Ten, as released in 2017.