OWASP Top Ten 2013 Category A5 - Security Misconfiguration

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 A5 category in the OWASP Top Ten 2013.

Weaknesses

Exposure of Information Through Directory Listing

A directory listing is inappropriately exposed, yielding potentially sensitive information to attackers.

Generation of Error Message Containing Sensitive Information

The software generates an error message that includes sensitive information about its environment, users, or associated data.

Insertion of Sensitive Information Into Debugging Code

The application inserts sensitive information into debugging code, which could expose this information if the debugging code is not disabled in production.

Categories

7PK - Environment

This category represents one of the phyla in the Seven Pernicious Kingdoms vulnerability classification. It includes weaknesses that are typically introduced during un...

Deprecated or Obsolete

Configuration

Weaknesses in this category are typically introduced during the configuration of the software.

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 This view is considered obsolete as a newer version of the OWASP Top Ten is ...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-A5-Security Misconfiguration

    OWASP


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