Improper Handling of Alternate Encoding

The software does not properly handle when an input uses an alternate encoding that is valid for the control sphere to which the input is being sent.


See Also

SFP Secondary Cluster: Faulty Input Transformation

This category identifies Software Fault Patterns (SFPs) within the Faulty Input Transformation cluster.

Comprehensive CWE Dictionary

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

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...

CWE Cross-section

This view contains a selection of weaknesses that represent the variety of weaknesses that are captured in CWE, at a level of abstraction that is likely to be useful t...


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