Documentation Issues

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 related to the documentation provided to support, create, or analyze a product.


Incomplete Design Documentation

The product's design documentation does not adequately describe control flow, data flow, system initialization, relationships between tasks, components, rati...

Incomplete Documentation of Program Execution

The document does not fully define all mechanisms that are used to control or influence how product-specific programs are executed.

Incomplete I/O Documentation

The product's documentation does not adequately define inputs, outputs, or system/software interfaces.

Inconsistency Between Implementation and Documented Design

The implementation of the product is not consistent with the design as described within the relevant documentation.

Insufficient Documentation of Error Handling Techniques

The documentation does not sufficiently describe the techniques that are used for error handling, exception processing, or similar mechanisms.

Missing Documentation for Design

The product does not have documentation that represents how it is designed.


Software Development

This view organizes weaknesses around concepts that are frequently used or encountered in software development. This includes all aspects of the software development l...

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