Dangerous Handler not Disabled During Sensitive Operations
Weakness ID: 432 (Weakness Base)Status: Draft
+ Description

Description Summary

The application does not properly clear or disable dangerous handlers during sensitive operations.

Extended Description

Not disabling a dangerous handler might allow an attacker to invoke the handler at unexpected times. This can cause the software to enter an invalid state.

+ Time of Introduction
  • Architecture and Design
  • Implementation
+ Applicable Platforms



+ Potential Mitigations

Turn off dangerous handlers when performing sensitive operations.

+ Relationships
NatureTypeIDNameView(s) this relationship pertains toView(s)
ChildOfCategoryCategory429Handler Errors
Development Concepts (primary)699
ChildOfWeakness ClassWeakness Class691Insufficient Control Flow Management
Research Concepts (primary)1000
+ Taxonomy Mappings
Mapped Taxonomy NameNode IDFitMapped Node Name
PLOVERDangerous handler not cleared/disabled during sensitive operations
+ Content History
Submission DateSubmitterOrganizationSource
PLOVERExternally Mined
Modification DateModifierOrganizationSource
2008-07-01Eric DalciCigitalExternal
updated Potential Mitigations, Time of Introduction
2008-09-08CWE Content TeamMITREInternal
updated Relationships, Taxonomy Mappings
2008-10-14CWE Content TeamMITREInternal
updated Description
Previous Entry Names
Change DatePrevious Entry Name
2008-04-11Dangerous Handler not Cleared/Disabled During Sensitive Operations