Inclusion of Sensitive Information in Source Code
Source code on a web server or repository often contains sensitive information and should generally not be accessible to users.
There are situations where it is critical to remove source code from an area or server. For example, obtaining Perl source code on a system allows an attacker to understand the logic of the script and extract extremely useful information such as code bugs or logins and passwords.
Weaknesses in this category are related to the A01 category "Broken Access Control" in the OWASP Top Ten 2021.
This category identifies Software Fault Patterns (SFPs) within the Exposed Data cluster (SFP23).
Weaknesses in this category are related to improper handling of sensitive information.
This view (slice) covers all the elements in CWE.
CWE identifiers in this view are weaknesses that do not have associated Software Fault Patterns (SFPs), as covered by the CWE-888 view. As such, they represent gaps in...
This view (slice) lists weaknesses that can be introduced during implementation.