SFP Secondary Cluster: Link in Resource Name Resolution

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.

This category identifies Software Fault Patterns (SFPs) within the Link in Resource Name Resolution cluster (SFP18).

Weaknesses

Externally Controlled Reference to a Resource in Another Sphere

The product uses an externally controlled name or reference that resolves to a resource that is outside of the intended control sphere.

Improper Link Resolution Before File Access ('Link Following')

The software attempts to access a file based on the filename, but it does not properly prevent that filename from identifying a link or shortcut that resolves to an un...

Symbolic Name not Mapping to Correct Object

A constant symbolic reference to an object is used, even though the reference can resolve to a different object over time.

UNIX Hard Link

The software, when opening a file or directory, does not sufficiently account for when the name is associated with a hard link to a target that is outside of the inten...

Windows Hard Link

The software, when opening a file or directory, does not sufficiently handle when the name is associated with a hard link to a target that is outside of the intended c...

Windows Shortcut Following (.LNK)

The software, when opening a file or directory, does not sufficiently handle when the file is a Windows shortcut (.LNK) whose target is outside of the intended control...

Concepts

Software Fault Pattern (SFP) Clusters

CWE identifiers in this view are associated with clusters of Software Fault Patterns (SFPs).


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