Misinterpretation of Input
Weakness ID: 115 (Weakness Base)Status: Incomplete
+ Description

Description Summary

The software misinterprets an input, whether from an attacker or another product, in a security-relevant fashion.
+ Time of Introduction
  • Architecture and Design
  • Implementation
  • Operation
+ Applicable Platforms



+ Observed Examples
CVE-2005-2225Product sees dangerous file extension in free text of a group discussion, disconnects all users.
CVE-2001-0003Product does not correctly import and process security settings from another product.
+ Relationships
NatureTypeIDNameView(s) this relationship pertains toView(s)
ChildOfWeakness BaseWeakness Base436Interpretation Conflict
Development Concepts (primary)699
Research Concepts (primary)1000
+ Research Gaps

This concept needs further study. It is likely a factor in several weaknesses, possibly resultant as well. Overlaps Multiple Interpretation Errors (MIE).

+ Taxonomy Mappings
Mapped Taxonomy NameNode IDFitMapped Node Name
PLOVERMisinterpretation Error
+ Content History
Submission DateSubmitterOrganizationSource
PLOVERExternally Mined
Modification DateModifierOrganizationSource
2008-07-01Eric DalciCigitalExternal
updated Time of Introduction
2008-09-08CWE Content TeamMITREInternal
updated Relationships, Taxonomy Mappings
2009-10-29CWE Content TeamMITREInternal
updated Relationships
Previous Entry Names
Change DatePrevious Entry Name
2008-04-11Misinterpretation Error