Inclusion of Sensitive Information in Test Code
Accessible test applications can pose a variety of security risks. Since developers or administrators rarely consider that someone besides themselves would even know about the existence of these applications, it is common for them to contain sensitive information or functions.
The following examples help to illustrate the nature of this weakness and describe methods or techniques which can be used to mitigate the risk.
Note that the examples here are by no means exhaustive and any given weakness may have many subtle varieties, each of which may require different detection methods or runtime controls.
Examples of common issues with test applications include administrative functions, listings of usernames, passwords or session identifiers and information about the system, server or application configuration.
Weaknesses in this category are related to sensitive information exposure.
This category identifies Software Fault Patterns (SFPs) within the Unexpected Entry Points cluster.
This view (slice) covers all the elements in CWE.