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The MITRE Corporation this week published an updated list of the most dangerous software weaknesses and vulnerabilities.

Known as the Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE) Top 25 Most Dangerous Software Errors (CWE Top 25), the new list has been created based on real-world vulnerabilities found in the NVD (National Vulnerability Database).

This approach represents a major shift from the 2011 CWE Top 25, which was constructed using surveys and personal interviews with developers, top security analysts, researchers, and vendors.
CWE has over 600 categories and the aforementioned change in approach has resulted in new sets of weaknesses making it to the 2019 CWE Top 25.