Covert Channel

A covert channel is a path that can be used to transfer information in a way not intended by the system's designers.


Description

Typically the system has not given authorization for the transmission and has no knowledge of its occurrence.

See Also

SFP Secondary Cluster: Covert Channel

This category identifies Software Fault Patterns (SFPs) within the Covert Channel 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...

Weaknesses Introduced During Implementation

This view (slice) lists weaknesses that can be introduced during implementation.


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