State 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 improper management of system state.


External Control of System or Configuration Setting

One or more system settings or configuration elements can be externally controlled by a user.

Incomplete Internal State Distinction

The product does not properly determine which state it is in, causing it to assume it is in state X when in fact it is in state Y, causing it to perform incorrect oper...

Passing Mutable Objects to an Untrusted Method

The product sends non-cloned mutable data as an argument to a method or function.

Returning a Mutable Object to an Untrusted Caller

Sending non-cloned mutable data as a return value may result in that data being altered or deleted by the calling function.

Unintended Reentrant Invocation of Non-reentrant Code Via Nested Calls

During execution of non-reentrant code, the product performs a call that unintentionally produces a nested invocation of the non-reentrant code.


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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