SEI CERT Perl Coding Standard - Guidelines 02. Declarations and Initialization (DCL)

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 rules and recommendations in the Declarations and Initialization (DCL) section of the SEI CERT Perl Coding Standard.

Weaknesses

Function Call with Incorrectly Specified Arguments

The product calls a function, procedure, or routine with arguments that are not correctly specified, leading to always-incorrect behavior and resultant weaknesses.

Missing Initialization of a Variable

The software does not initialize critical variables, which causes the execution environment to use unexpected values.

Use of Obsolete Function

The code uses deprecated or obsolete functions, which suggests that the code has not been actively reviewed or maintained.

Use of Uninitialized Variable

The code uses a variable that has not been initialized, leading to unpredictable or unintended results.

Concepts

Weaknesses Addressed by the SEI CERT Perl Coding Standard

CWE entries in this view (graph) are fully or partially eliminated by following the guidance presented in the online wiki that reflects that current rules and recommen...

See Also

  1. SEI CERT Perl Coding Standard : Rule 02. Declarations and Initialization (DCL)

    The Software Engineering Institute

  2. SEI CERT Perl Coding Standard : Rec. 02. Declarations and Initialization (DCL)

    The Software Engineering Institute


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