OWASP Top Ten 2007 Category A4 - Insecure Direct Object Reference
A category in the Common Weakness Enumeration published by The MITRE Corporation.
Categories in the Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE) group entries based on some common characteristic or attribute.
Weaknesses in this category are related to the A4 category in the OWASP Top Ten 2007.
The system's authorization functionality does not prevent one user from gaining access to another user's data or record by modifying the key value identifying the data.
The web application does not sufficiently verify inputs that are assumed to be immutable but are actually externally controllable, such as hidden form fields.
The software uses external input to construct a pathname that is intended to identify a file or directory that is located underneath a restricted parent directory, but...
Deprecated or Obsolete
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