SEI CERT C Coding Standard - Guidelines 05. Floating Point (FLP)

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 rules and recommendations in the Floating Point (FLP) section of the SEI CERT C Coding Standard.

Weaknesses

Incorrect Calculation

The software performs a calculation that generates incorrect or unintended results that are later used in security-critical decisions or resource management.

Incorrect Conversion between Numeric Types

When converting from one data type to another, such as long to integer, data can be omitted or translated in a way that produces unexpected values. If the resulting va...

Numeric Truncation Error

Truncation errors occur when a primitive is cast to a primitive of a smaller size and data is lost in the conversion.

Unchecked Error Condition

[PLANNED FOR DEPRECATION. SEE MAINTENANCE NOTES.] Ignoring exceptions and other error conditions may allow an attacker to induce unexpected behavior unnoticed.

Concepts

Weaknesses Addressed by the SEI CERT C Coding Standard

CWE entries in this view (graph) are fully or partially eliminated by following the guidance presented in the online wiki that reflects that current rules and recommen...

See Also

  1. SEI CERT C Coding Standard : Rule 05. Floating Point (FLP)

    The Software Engineering Institute

  2. SEI CERT C Coding Standard : Rec 05. Floating Point (FLP)

    The Software Engineering Institute


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