Data Element Aggregating an Excessively Large Number of Non-Primitive Elements

The software uses a data element that has an excessively large number of sub-elements with non-primitive data types such as structures or aggregated objects.


Description

This issue can make the software perform more slowly. If the relevant code is reachable by an attacker, then this performance problem might introduce a vulnerability.

While the interpretation of "excessively large" may vary for each product or developer, CISQ recommends a default of 5 sub-elements.

See Also

CISQ Quality Measures - Efficiency

Weaknesses in this category are related to the CISQ Quality Measures for Efficiency. Presence of these weaknesses could reduce the efficiency of the software.

Complexity Issues

Weaknesses in this category are associated with things being overly complex.

CISQ Quality Measures - Performance

Weaknesses in this category are related to the CISQ Quality Measures for Performance. Presence of these weaknesses could reduce the performance of the software.

Comprehensive CWE Dictionary

This view (slice) covers all the elements in CWE.

Quality Weaknesses with Indirect Security Impacts

CWE identifiers in this view (slice) are quality issues that only indirectly make it easier to introduce a vulnerability and/or make the vulnerability more difficult t...

Weaknesses without Software Fault Patterns

CWE identifiers in this view are weaknesses that do not have associated Software Fault Patterns (SFPs), as covered by the CWE-888 view. As such, they represent gaps in...


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