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Application Security Vulnerability Types

This category is for common types of software vulnerabilities, both design flaws and implementation bugs. OWASP takes the position that there is no single best taxonomy into which these articles can be organized. Instead, we tag our articles with all the attributes that apply to allow for better searching and sorting.

Please do not post any actual vulnerabilities in products, services, or web applications. Those disclosure reports should be posted to bugtraq or full-disclosure mailing lists.

How to add a new Vulnerability article

You can follow the instructions to make a new Vulnerability article. Please use the appropriate structure and follow the Tutorial. Be sure to paste the following at the end of your article to make it show up in the Vulnerability category:



We're working on ways to allow you to sort these articles on a single dimesion, such as the associated threat, countermeasure, or impact.

For a great overview, check out the OWASP Top Ten Project. You can read about the top vulnerabilities and download a paper that covers them in detail. Many organizations and agencies use the Top Ten as a way of creating awareness about application security.

Every article has a defined structure. Please read the details of How To Add a Vulnerability before creating a new article.


This category has the following 20 subcategories, out of 20 total.

Pages in category "Vulnerability"

The following 62 pages are in this category, out of 62 total.