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A Decade of Reoccurring Software Weaknesses

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Author(s)

Assane Gueye, Carlos Galhardo, Irena Bojanova, Peter Mell

Abstract

The Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE) community publishes an aggregate metric to calculate the 'Most Dangerous Software Errors.' However, the used equation highly biases frequency and almost ignores exploitability and impact. We provide a metric to mitigate this bias and discuss the most significant software weaknesses over the last ten years.
Citation
IEEE Security & Privacy
Volume
19
Issue
6

Keywords

security, software errors, weaknesses, metrics

Citation

Gueye, A. , Galhardo, C. , Bojanova, I. and Mell, P. (2021), A Decade of Reoccurring Software Weaknesses, IEEE Security & Privacy, [online], https://doi.org/10.1109/MSEC.2021.3082757, https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=932064 (Accessed August 11, 2022)
Created June 24, 2021, Updated November 30, 2021