OWASP Top Ten 2010 Category A3 - 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 A3 category in the OWASP Top Ten 2010.

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.

Improper Restriction of Excessive Authentication Attempts

The software does not implement sufficient measures to prevent multiple failed authentication attempts within in a short time frame, making it more susceptible to brut...

Missing Authentication for Critical Function

The software does not perform any authentication for functionality that requires a provable user identity or consumes a significant amount of resources.

Use of Hard-coded Credentials

The software contains hard-coded credentials, such as a password or cryptographic key, which it uses for its own inbound authentication, outbound communication to exte...

Concepts

Deprecated or Obsolete

Weaknesses in OWASP Top Ten (2010)

CWE nodes in this view (graph) are associated with the OWASP Top Ten, as released in 2010. This view is considered obsolete as a newer version of the OWASP Top Ten is ...

See Also

  1. Top 10 2010-A3-Broken Authentication and Session Management

    OWASP


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