OWASP Top Ten 2007 Category A8 - Insecure Cryptographic Storage

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 A8 category in the OWASP Top Ten 2007.

Weaknesses

Inadequate Encryption Strength

The software stores or transmits sensitive data using an encryption scheme that is theoretically sound, but is not strong enough for the level of protection required.

Missing Cryptographic Step

The product does not implement a required step in a cryptographic algorithm, resulting in weaker encryption than advertised by the algorithm.

Missing Encryption of Sensitive Data

The software does not encrypt sensitive or critical information before storage or transmission.

Use of Hard-coded Cryptographic Key

The use of a hard-coded cryptographic key significantly increases the possibility that encrypted data may be recovered.

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 This view is considered obsolete as a newer version of the OWASP Top Ten is ...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-Insecure Cryptographic Storage

    OWASP


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