OWASP Top Ten 2007 Category A6 - Information Leakage and Improper Error Handling

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 A6 category in the OWASP Top Ten 2007.

Weaknesses

Exposure of Sensitive Information to an Unauthorized Actor

The product exposes sensitive information to an actor that is not explicitly authorized to have access to that information.

Generation of Error Message Containing Sensitive Information

The software generates an error message that includes sensitive information about its environment, users, or associated data.

Insertion of Sensitive Information Into Debugging Code

The application inserts sensitive information into debugging code, which could expose this information if the debugging code is not disabled in production.

Observable Discrepancy

The product behaves differently or sends different responses under different circumstances in a way that is observable to an unauthorized actor, which exposes security...

Concepts

Deprecated or Obsolete

Weaknesses in OWASP Top Ten (2007)

CWE nodes in this view (graph) are associated with the OWASP Top Ten, as released in 2007. This view is considered obsolete as a newer version of the OWASP Top Ten is ...

See Also

  1. Top 10 2007-Information Leakage and Improper Error Handling

    OWASP


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