Information Leak Through Test Code
Weakness ID: 531 (Weakness Variant)Status: Incomplete
+ Description

Description Summary

Accessible test applications can pose a variety of security risks. Since developers or administrators rarely consider that someone besides themselves would even know about the existence of these applications, it is common for them to contain sensitive information or functions.
+ Time of Introduction
  • Operation
+ Demonstrative Examples

Example 1

Examples of common issues with test applications include administrative functions, listings of usernames, passwords or session identifiers and information about the system, server or application configuration.

+ Potential Mitigations

Remove test code before deploying the application into production.

+ Relationships
NatureTypeIDNameView(s) this relationship pertains toView(s)
ChildOfWeakness VariantWeakness Variant540Information Leak Through Source Code
Development Concepts (primary)699
Research Concepts (primary)1000
ChildOfCategoryCategory731OWASP Top Ten 2004 Category A10 - Insecure Configuration Management
Weaknesses in OWASP Top Ten (2004) (primary)711
+ Content History
Submission DateSubmitterOrganizationSource
Anonymous Tool Vendor (under NDA)Externally Mined
Modification DateModifierOrganizationSource
2008-07-01Sean EidemillerCigitalExternal
added/updated demonstrative examples
2008-07-01Eric DalciCigitalExternal
updated Potential Mitigations, Time of Introduction
2008-09-08CWE Content TeamMITREInternal
updated Relationships, Taxonomy Mappings
2009-03-10CWE Content TeamMITREInternal
updated Relationships
2009-07-27CWE Content TeamMITREInternal
updated Relationships