CQE-789: Uncontrolled Memory Allocation

 
Uncontrolled Memory Allocation
Quality Issue ID: 789 Maturity: Preliminary
+ Description

Description Summary

This pattern identifies situations where an external value is entered into the application through the user interface ReadsUI action, transformed throughout the application along the sequence composed of ActionElements with DataRelations relations, some of which being part of named callable and method control elements, and ultimately used as an index element to access a storable or member data element in the buffer Read or Write access action; none of the callable or method control element of the transformation sequence being a range check with regards to the 'Buffer' buffer that whose maximum size was defined in the buffer creation action.
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NatureTypeIDNameView(s) this relationship pertains to
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Practice
9078Memory Management
Quality Issues Organized by Practices (primary)9002
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Characteristic
9115Security
Default Graph (primary)9001
CanPrecede
Co
Consequence
9022Memory Corruption
Default Graph (primary)9001
CanPrecede
Co
Consequence
9038Loss of Data Integrity
Default Graph (primary)9001
CanPrecede
Co
Consequence
9143Failure
Default Graph (primary)9001
CanPrecede
Co
Consequence
9152Unauthorized Access to Sensitive Information
Default Graph (primary)9001

Related Taxonomy Entries

TaxonomyVersionRelated ID
ASCSM1ASCSM-CWE-789
CWE2.11789
+ References
"Automated Source Code Security Measure (ASCSM)". ASCSM-CWE-789. v1.0. Object Management Group (OMG). 2016-01-01. <http://www.omg.org/spec/ASCSM/1.0/>.
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