2010 CWE/SANS Top 25 Most Dangerous Programming Errors

The 2010 CWE/SANS Top 25 Most Dangerous Programming Errors is a list of the most widespread and critical programming errors that can lead to serious software vulnerabilities. They are often easy to find, and easy to exploit. They are dangerous because they will frequently allow attackers to completely take over the software, steal data, or prevent the software from working at all.

Read more here:

mitre.org: http://cwe.mitre.org/top25/
PDF: http://cwe.mitre.org/top25/archive/2010/2010_cwe_sans_top25.pdf

The 1st place:
Failure to Preserve Web Page Structure (‘Cross-site Scripting’)
The 2nd place:
Sanitization of Special Elements used in an SQL Command (‘SQL Injection’)
The 3rd place:
Buffer Copy without Checking Size of Input (‘Classic Buffer Overflow’)

My personal opinion:

I am astonished that is ONLY on place 3. I would set it on place 1.


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Sorin Mustaca

Sorin Mustaca, (ISC)2 CSSLP, CompTIA Security+ and Project+, is working since year 2000 in the IT Security industry and worked between 2003-2014 for Avira as Product Manager for the known products used by over 100 million users world-wide. Today he is an independent IT Security Consultant focusing on Cybersecurity, secure software development and security for IoT and Automotive. He is also running his personal blog Sorin Mustaca on Cybersecurity and is the author of the free eBook Improve your security .

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