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For CWE, Common Weakness Enumeration. Not to be confused with CVE.

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CWE for "Misconfigured server allows insecure https request to IP-addressed URL"?

I'm doing a vulnerability assessment for a whole slew of web servers, and almost every single one of them (hundreds) are misconfigured like the following two examples: Case 1: one or more hostnames ...
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CWEs for Language Machine Learning Models

I'm looking for the relevant CWE's for specific attacks against prompt-based language ML models, such as GPT-3, GPT-4 etc. Specifically: Prompt Injection: Amending prompts with malicious input to ...
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Why are there multiple "Hardcoded Password" Entries in CWE instead of single one?

When I looked up hardcoded password vulnerability in software world, I saw there are three kinds of vulnerabilities. These are that: CWE-798: Use of Hard-coded Credentials The Hardcoded Creds ...
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What types of software can have "Hardcoded Password" vulnerability?

When I investigated the Google results, the software vulnerability "Hardcoded Password" (cwe-798 & cwe-259) is a vulnerability for IoT devices' software (see: link1) and thick client ...
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How can I map CVEs to their underlying CWE?

I was tasked with developing a consistent, relatively complete map for CVEs to CWEs at my internship, and I'm kind of at a loss finding a method to find a 1-to-1 way to map CVEs onto CWEs. Ideally, ...
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CWE-611: Improper Restriction of XML External Entity Reference with XSL include

Veracode reports that the below code is susceptible to CWE-611: Improper Restriction of XML External Entity Reference. XslCompiledTransform transform = new XslCompiledTransform(); transform.Load(...
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Faults vs weaknesses

I am trying to make the link between faults and weaknesses (As defined by Common Weaknesses Enumeration). The word "fault" is generally used in the reliability domain, to designate the cause ...
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CWE-234 - Snprintf Missing Parameter issues

We are scanning a third party library using a well know static analysis tool here. We keep getting: "Failure to Handle Missing Parameter CWE ID 234" I'm not a C developer but I can't see what is ...
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How to find CAPEC items related to a CVE

Vulnerabilities with a CVE usually also have a CWE associated with them, but almost never CAPEC. CWE's site also only very rarely points to related CAPEC items. Is there a way to find a CVE's ...
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Categorizing a data leak which is intentionally / by carelessness / by design

I have found a publicly accessible web page which discloses person-related data when queried with matching input data. This is against the company's own data protection promise. I want to report ...
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