Overcoming Programming Flaws : Indexing of Common Software Vulnerabilities

  • Petkov K
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Abstract

The goal of this research project was to identify categories of programming flaws that lead to software bugs and index existing vulnerability reports against those categories. A keyword-based search placed 70% of the records from the OSVDB and CVE databases into 15 vulnerability categories. The results identified malformed data, buffer overflow and cross-site scripting as the top three issues. The project laid the foundations for future research into ways of mitigating programming flaws.

Author-supplied keywords

  • buffer overflow
  • code injection
  • cve
  • format string
  • malformed data
  • memory leak
  • osvdb
  • programming flaws
  • race condition
  • software vulnerabilities
  • statistics
  • vulnerability

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  • Kaloian Petkov

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