Improper Neutralization of Equivalent Special Elements
The product correctly neutralizes certain special elements, but it improperly neutralizes equivalent special elements.
The product may have a fixed list of special characters it believes is complete. However, there may be alternate encodings, or representations that also have the same meaning. For example, the product may filter out a leading slash (/) to prevent absolute path names, but does not account for a tilde (~) followed by a user name, which on some *nix systems could be expanded to an absolute pathname. Alternately, the product might filter a dangerous "-e" command-line switch when calling an external program, but it might not account for "--exec" or other switches that have the same semantics.
Weaknesses in this category are related to the design and architecture of a system's input validation components. Frequently these deal with sanitizing, neutralizing a...
This category identifies Software Fault Patterns (SFPs) within the Tainted Input to Command cluster (SFP24).
Weaknesses in this category are related to the creation or neutralization of data using an incorrect format.
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