CWE-497 Exposure of System Data to an
Unauthorized Control Sphere

CWE-497 System Data Exposure

In this tutorial, you will get an overview of the security weaknesses defined by Exposure of System Data to an Unauthorized Control Sphere (CWE-497).

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Course Details

CWE-497 Exposure of System Data to an Unauthorized Control Sphere | Duration: 20 minutes

Course Description

In this course, we will look at CWE-497, which discusses the weaknesses caused by exposure of system data to an unauthorized control sphere.

The course begins with an overview of the weakness caused by exposure of system data to an unauthorized control sphere. The course describes the security impact of the weakness and a technical description of the issue at hand is presented along with code examples to demonstrate the vulnerability. Finally, the course describes the remediation strategies available to mitigate the weakness described by CWE-497.

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

  • Describe the weaknesses caused when an application exposes system information to untrusted entities.
  • Explain the security impact of system data exposure to an unauthorized control sphere.
  • Describe how sensitive data in error messages and differences in error messages can enable security attacks.
  • Describe the remediation strategies to mitigate the weaknesses described by CWE-497.