Improper Neutralization of Leading Special Elements

The software receives input from an upstream component, but it does not neutralize or incorrectly neutralizes leading special elements that could be interpreted in unexpected ways when they are sent to a downstream component.


Description

As data is parsed, improperly handled leading special elements may cause the process to take unexpected actions that result in an attack.

See Also

SFP Secondary Cluster: Tainted Input to Command

This category identifies Software Fault Patterns (SFPs) within the Tainted Input to Command cluster (SFP24).

Comprehensive CWE Dictionary

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Weaknesses Introduced During Implementation

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