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Definitions[]

General[]

A defect is an action or shortcoming that does not conform to a specification. Defects are generally classed by severity, with class one being the highest severity.

Security[]

A defect is

[a]n occurrence of a defect check that failed on an assessment object. It indicates a weakened state of security that increases risk.[1]

Software[]

See Software defect.

References[]

  1. NISTIR 8011, Vol. 1, at B-4.
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