OWASP Top Ten 2017 Category A5 - Broken Access Control

A category in the Common Weakness Enumeration published by The MITRE Corporation.


Summary

Categories in the Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE) group entries based on some common characteristic or attribute.

Weaknesses in this category are related to the A5 category in the OWASP Top Ten 2017.

Weaknesses

Authorization Bypass Through User-Controlled Key

The system's authorization functionality does not prevent one user from gaining access to another user's data or record by modifying the key value identifying the data.

Direct Request ('Forced Browsing')

The web application does not adequately enforce appropriate authorization on all restricted URLs, scripts, or files.

Improper Access Control

The software does not restrict or incorrectly restricts access to a resource from an unauthorized actor.

Improper Authorization

The software does not perform or incorrectly performs an authorization check when an actor attempts to access a resource or perform an action.

Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal')

The software uses external input to construct a pathname that is intended to identify a file or directory that is located underneath a restricted parent directory, but...

Concepts

Weaknesses in OWASP Top Ten (2017)

CWE nodes in this view (graph) are associated with the OWASP Top Ten, as released in 2017.

See Also

  1. Top 10 2017

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