OWASP Top Ten 2007 Category A7 - Broken Authentication and Session Management

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 A7 category in the OWASP Top Ten 2007.

Weaknesses

Improper Authentication

When an actor claims to have a given identity, the software does not prove or insufficiently proves that the claim is correct.

Insufficiently Protected Credentials

The product transmits or stores authentication credentials, but it uses an insecure method that is susceptible to unauthorized interception and/or retrieval.

Reflection Attack in an Authentication Protocol

Simple authentication protocols are subject to reflection attacks if a malicious user can use the target machine to impersonate a trusted user.

Concepts

Deprecated or Obsolete

Weaknesses in OWASP Top Ten (2007)

CWE nodes in this view (graph) are associated with the OWASP Top Ten, as released in 2007. This view is considered obsolete as a newer version of the OWASP Top Ten is ...

See Also

  1. Top 10 2007-Broken Authentication and Session Management

    OWASP


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