OWASP Top Ten 2021 Category A09:2021 - Security Logging and Monitoring Failures

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 A09 category "Security Logging and Monitoring Failures" in the OWASP Top Ten 2021.

Weaknesses

Improper Output Neutralization for Logs

The software does not neutralize or incorrectly neutralizes output that is written to logs.

Insertion of Sensitive Information into Log File

Information written to log files can be of a sensitive nature and give valuable guidance to an attacker or expose sensitive user information.

Insufficient Logging

When a security-critical event occurs, the software either does not record the event or omits important details about the event when logging it.

Omission of Security-relevant Information

The application does not record or display information that would be important for identifying the source or nature of an attack, or determining if an action is safe.

Concepts

Weaknesses in OWASP Top Ten (2021)

CWE entries in this view (graph) are associated with the OWASP Top Ten, as released in 2021.

See Also

  1. A09:2021 – Security Logging and Monitoring Failures
  2. OWASP Top 10:2021

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