The CERT Oracle Secure Coding Standard for Java (2011) Chapter 18 - Miscellaneous (MSC)

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 rules in the Miscellaneous (MSC) chapter of The CERT Oracle Secure Coding Standard for Java (2011).

Weaknesses

Allocation of Resources Without Limits or Throttling

The software allocates a reusable resource or group of resources on behalf of an actor without imposing any restrictions on the size or number of resources that can be...

Improper Handling of Insufficient Entropy in TRNG

True random number generators (TRNG) generally have a limited source of entropy and therefore can fail or block.

Insufficient Entropy in PRNG

The lack of entropy available for, or used by, a Pseudo-Random Number Generator (PRNG) can be a stability and security threat.

Missing Encryption of Sensitive Data

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

Missing Release of Memory after Effective Lifetime

The software does not sufficiently track and release allocated memory after it has been used, which slowly consumes remaining memory.

Predictable Seed in Pseudo-Random Number Generator (PRNG)

A Pseudo-Random Number Generator (PRNG) is initialized from a predictable seed, such as the process ID or system time.

Same Seed in Pseudo-Random Number Generator (PRNG)

A Pseudo-Random Number Generator (PRNG) uses the same seed each time the product is initialized.

Uncontrolled Resource Consumption

The software does not properly control the allocation and maintenance of a limited resource, thereby enabling an actor to influence the amount of resources consumed, e...

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...

Use of Hard-coded Password

The software contains a hard-coded password, which it uses for its own inbound authentication or for outbound communication to external components.

Use of Insufficiently Random Values

The software uses insufficiently random numbers or values in a security context that depends on unpredictable numbers.

Use of Singleton Pattern Without Synchronization in a Multithreaded Context

The software uses the singleton pattern when creating a resource within a multithreaded environment.

Concepts

Deprecated or Obsolete

Weaknesses Addressed by The CERT Oracle Secure Coding Standard for Java (2011)

CWE entries in this view (graph) are fully or partially eliminated by following the guidance presented in the book "The CERT Oracle Secure Coding Standard for Java" pu...


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