24 Feb 2009 @ 8:21 PM 

Top 25 Programming Errors


Sans Institute, the largest information security firm in association with software and security giants including Microsoft, Symantec, McAfee, published a hot 25 programming errors under three categories:

  • Insecure interaction between components (9)
  • Risky resource management (9)
  • Porous defenses (7)

Insecure interaction between components

  1. CWE-20: Improper Input Validation
  2. CWE-116: Improper Encoding or Escaping of Output
  3. CWE-89: Failure to Preserve SQL Query Structure (aka ‘SQL Injection’)
  4. CWE-79: Failure to Preserve Web Page Structure (aka ‘Cross-site Scripting’)
  5. CWE-78: Failure to Preserve OS Command Structure (aka ‘OS Command Injection’)
  6. CWE-319: Cleartext Transmission of Sensitive Information
  7. CWE-352: Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF)
  8. CWE-362: Race Condition
  9. CWE-209: Error Message Information Leak

Risky resource management

  1. CWE-119: Failure to Constrain Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer
  2. CWE-642: External Control of Critical State Data
  3. CWE-73: External Control of File Name or Path
  4. CWE-426: Untrusted Search Path
  5. CWE-94: Failure to Control Generation of Code (aka ‘Code Injection’)
  6. CWE-494: Download of Code Without Integrity Check
  7. CWE-404: Improper Resource Shutdown or Release
  8. CWE-665: Improper Initialization
  9. CWE-682: Incorrect Calculation

Porous defenses

  1. CWE-285: Improper Access Control (Authorization)
  2. CWE-259: Hard-Coded Password
  3. CWE-732: Insecure Permission Assignment for Critical Resource
  4. CWE-330: Use of Insufficiently Random Values
  5. CWE-250: Execution with Unnecessary Privileges
  6. CWE-602: Client-Side Enforcement of Server-Side Security

Our responsibility is to literate these top 25 errors to your colleagues, friends and follow these guidelines during your product development.

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Posted By: udooz
Last Edit: 24 Feb 2009 @ 08 21 PM


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  1. mercurysmiles says:

    nice blog. informative. but it counts to 24 only ;)where is the missing one

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