OWASP Top Ten 2013 Category A4 - Insecure Direct Object References

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 A4 category in the OWASP Top Ten 2013.

Weaknesses

Authorization Bypass Through User-Controlled Key

The system's authorization functionality does not prevent one user from gaining access to another user's data or record by modifying the key value identifying the data.

Improper Control of Resource Identifiers ('Resource Injection')

The software receives input from an upstream component, but it does not restrict or incorrectly restricts the input before it is used as an identifier for a resource t...

Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal')

The software uses external input to construct a pathname that is intended to identify a file or directory that is located underneath a restricted parent directory, but...

Use of Incorrectly-Resolved Name or Reference

The software uses a name or reference to access a resource, but the name/reference resolves to a resource that is outside of the intended control sphere.

Concepts

Deprecated or Obsolete

Weaknesses in OWASP Top Ten (2013)

CWE nodes in this view (graph) are associated with the OWASP Top Ten, as released in 2013. This view is considered obsolete as a newer version of the OWASP Top Ten is ...

See Also

  1. Top 10 2013-A4-Insecure Direct Object References

    OWASP


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