2011 Top 25 - Porous Defenses
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 listed in the "Porous Defenses" section of the 2011 CWE/SANS Top 25 Most Dangerous Software Errors.
The software performs an operation at a privilege level that is higher than the minimum level required, which creates new weaknesses or amplifies the consequences of o...
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...
The software performs an authorization check when an actor attempts to access a resource or perform an action, but it does not correctly perform the check. This allows...
The product specifies permissions for a security-critical resource in a way that allows that resource to be read or modified by unintended actors.
The software does not perform any authentication for functionality that requires a provable user identity or consumes a significant amount of resources.
The software does not perform an authorization check when an actor attempts to access a resource or perform an action.
The software does not encrypt sensitive or critical information before storage or transmission.
The application uses a protection mechanism that relies on the existence or values of an input, but the input can be modified by an untrusted actor in a way that bypas...
The use of a broken or risky cryptographic algorithm is an unnecessary risk that may result in the exposure of sensitive information.
The software uses a one-way cryptographic hash against an input that should not be reversible, such as a password, but the software does not also use a salt as part of...
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...
Deprecated or Obsolete
CWE entries in this view (graph) are listed in the 2011 CWE/SANS Top 25 Most Dangerous Software Errors.