25 most dangerous Software weaknesses

MITRE Unveils 25 Most Dangerous Software Weaknesses Of 2023

25 most dangerous Software weaknesses – MITRE released the list of the 25 most destructive kinds of software flaws of 2023 as part of Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE).

Out-of-bounds Write tops the list, followed by Cross-site Scripting, and SQL Injection, Use After Free, and many more.

The vulnerabilities listed are the most common weaknesses that have been plaguing software for the past 2 years.

25 most dangerous Software weaknesses

The list was created by primarily focusing on CVE records added to CISA’s Known Exploited Vulnerabilities (KEV) catalog

Furthermore, 43,996 CVE entries from NIST’s National Vulnerability Database (NVD) were analyzed for weaknesses found during the years 2021 and 2022.

Then MITRE scored each vulnerability according to its level of severity and prevalence.

These weaknesses can undoubtedly pose significant threats to the systems where the software is installed and running.

They create potential entry points for malicious actors who seek to exploit these weaknesses to gain control over the affected devices, compromise sensitive data, or even disrupt the normal functioning of the system through denial-of-service attacks.

According to CISA, “These weaknesses lead to serious vulnerabilities in software. An attacker can often exploit these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system, steal data, or prevent applications from working.”

In addition to addressing software weaknesses, MITRE provides a compilation of significant hardware vulnerabilities aimed at pro actively addressing security concerns in hardware.

The goal is to educate designers and programmers about identifying and rectifying critical errors during the early stages of product development, thereby mitigating potential hardware security issues from the outset.

CISA, in collaboration with the NSA, has issued guidelines and suggested measures for organizations to enhance the security of their Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) environments to protect against potential cyber threats.

These recommendations encompass a variety of actions that organizations should consider implementing.

These actions include,

  • Ensuring the use of robust cryptographic algorithms when configuring cloud applications
  • Reducing reliance on long-term credentials
  • Incorporating secure code signing practices
  • Implementing network segmentation to enhance security boundaries
  • Conducting regular audits of accounts, secrets, and systems to identify any potential vulnerabilities.

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