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Bug, Fault, Error, or Weakness: Demystifying Software Security Vulnerabilities

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Author(s)

Irena Bojanova, Carlos Eduardo Cardoso Galhardo

Abstract

In this work, we define the notions of software bug, weakness, and vulnerability in the context of cybersecurity and elucidate their causal relations.
Citation
IEEE IT Professional
Volume
25
Issue
1

Keywords

Bug, Fault, Weakness, Vulnerability, Security Failure

Citation

Bojanova, I. and Cardoso Galhardo, C. (2023), Bug, Fault, Error, or Weakness: Demystifying Software Security Vulnerabilities, IEEE IT Professional, [online], https://doi.org/10.1109/MITP.2023.3238631, https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=936191 (Accessed June 21, 2024)

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Created February 1, 2023, Updated July 11, 2023