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This is an Attack. To view all attacks, please see the Attack Category page.

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Last revision (mm/dd/yy): 09/16/2008


An attack is an action taken by a threat agent to exploit a vulnerability. Be sure you don't put [threat agents] or [vulnerabilities] in this category.

  1. Start with a one-sentence description of the attack
  2. How is the attack is launched?
  3. Who are the likely threat agents?
  4. What vulnerability does this attack target?

Risk Factors

  • Talk about the factors that make this attack likely or unlikely to actually happen
  • You can mention the likely technical impact of an attack
  • The [business impact] of an attack is probably conjecture, leave it out unless you're sure


Short example name

A short example description, small picture, or sample code with links

Short example name

A short example description, small picture, or sample code with links

Related Threat Agents

Related Attacks

Related Vulnerabilities

Note: the contents of "Related Problems" sections should be placed here

Related Controls

Note: contents of "Avoidance and Mitigation" and "Countermeasure" Sections should be placed here


Note1: A reference to related CWE or CAPEC article should be added when exists. Eg:

Note2:One should classify Attacks subcategories by adding eg. [Category:Data Structure Attacks]] based on the following:

Abuse of Functionality

Data Structure Attacks

Embedded Malicious Code

Exploitation of Authentication


Path Traversal Attack

Probabilistic Techniques

Protocol Manipulation

Resource Depletion

Resource Manipulation

Sniffing Attacks