CWE-377 Insecure Temporary File Vulnerabilities

Insecure Temporary Files

In this tutorial, students will get an overview of the security weaknesses defined by Insecure Temporary File (CWE-377).

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Course Details

CWE-377 Insecure Temporary File | Duration: 20 minutes

Course Description

In this course, we will look at CWE-377, which discusses the weaknesses caused by the usage of insecure temporary files.

This course begins with an overview of the use of insecure temporary files vulnerability and its common causes. The course describes the security impact of the vulnerability. A technical description of the issue is presented along with code examples to show the vulnerability. Finally, the course describes the remediation strategies used to mitigate the weakness described by CWE-377.

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the insecure temporary file vulnerability.
  • Explain the security impact of using temporary files in an insecure manner.
  • Describe the technical aspects of using insecure temporary files, with examples.
  • Describe the remediation strategies to mitigate the problems described by CWE-377.