CERT C++ Secure Coding Section 05 - Floating Point Arithmetic (FLP)

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 rules in the Floating Point Arithmetic (FLP) section of the CERT C++ Secure Coding Standard. Since not all rules map to specific weaknesses, this category may be incomplete.

Weaknesses

Divide By Zero

The product divides a value by zero.

Function Call With Incorrect Argument Type

The software calls a function, procedure, or routine, but the caller specifies an argument that is the wrong data type, which may lead to resultant weaknesses.

Incorrect Calculation

The software performs a calculation that generates incorrect or unintended results that are later used in security-critical decisions or resource management.

Incorrect Conversion between Numeric Types

When converting from one data type to another, such as long to integer, data can be omitted or translated in a way that produces unexpected values. If the resulting va...

Concepts

Deprecated or Obsolete

Weaknesses Addressed by the SEI CERT C++ Coding Standard (2016 Version)

CWE entries in this view (graph) are fully or partially eliminated by following the SEI CERT C++ Coding Standard, as published in 2016. This view is no longer being ac...

See Also

  1. 05. Floating Point Arithmetic (FLP)

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