Interaction Error
Weakness ID: 435 (Weakness Class)Status: Draft
+ Description

Description Summary

An interaction error occurs when two entities work correctly when running independently, but they interact in unexpected ways when they are run together.

Extended Description

This could apply to products, systems, components, etc.

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



+ Relationships
NatureTypeIDNameView(s) this relationship pertains toView(s)
Development Concepts (primary)699
ParentOfWeakness BaseWeakness Base188Reliance on Data/Memory Layout
Research Concepts1000
ParentOfWeakness BaseWeakness Base436Interpretation Conflict
Development Concepts (primary)699
Research Concepts (primary)1000
ParentOfWeakness BaseWeakness Base439Behavioral Change in New Version or Environment
Research Concepts (primary)1000
ParentOfWeakness BaseWeakness Base733Compiler Optimization Removal or Modification of Security-critical Code
Research Concepts (primary)1000
MemberOfViewView1000Research Concepts
Research Concepts (primary)1000
+ Relationship Notes

The "Interaction Error" term, in CWE and elsewhere, is only intended to describe products that behave according to specification. When one or more of the products do not comply with specifications, then it is more likely to be API Abuse (CWE-227) or an interpretation conflict (CWE-436). This distinction can be blurred in real world scenarios, especially when "de facto" standards do not comply with specifications, or when there are no standards but there is widespread adoption. As a result, it can be difficult to distinguish these weaknesses during mapping and classification.

+ Taxonomy Mappings
Mapped Taxonomy NameNode IDFitMapped Node Name
PLOVERInteraction Errors
+ Content History
Submission DateSubmitterOrganizationSource
PLOVERExternally Mined
Modification DateModifierOrganizationSource
2008-07-01Eric DalciCigitalExternal
updated Time of Introduction
2008-09-08CWE Content TeamMITREInternal
updated Relationships, Relationship Notes, Taxonomy Mappings
2008-10-14CWE Content TeamMITREInternal
updated Description, Relationships
2008-11-24CWE Content TeamMITREInternal
updated Relationships
Previous Entry Names
Change DatePrevious Entry Name
2008-04-11Interaction Errors