Improper Restriction of Communication Channel to Intended Endpoints
The software establishes a communication channel to (or from) an endpoint for privileged or protected operations, but it does not properly ensure that it is communicating with the correct endpoint.
Attackers might be able to spoof the intended endpoint from a different system or process, thus gaining the same level of access as the intended endpoint.
While this issue frequently involves authentication between network-based clients and servers, other types of communication channels and endpoints can have this weakness.
Weaknesses in this category are related to the design and architecture of a system's authorization components. Frequently these deal with enforcing that agents have th...
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 design.