Give an example of a bug having high severity and low priority ?

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  • Feb 22nd, 2006


if u see the yahoo login page contains the user name and password if u put the correct username but wrong password but its goes ur personal page of yahoo mail box so it is the case of high severity and low prioity.

if i m correct so pass ur comments.


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calculation bug have high severity and low priority.enter input data is correct but output is not correct. so in that time the users are facing some problems b`coz the functionality does`t supports that it has seriousness of bug w.r.t functionality


  • Mar 30th, 2006

Say for am example, Suppose One letter "O" is missed in GOOGLE page, It is considered as a High severity and low priority bug.

Hi,Well testers actually don't set the priortiy for a bug.It is the Test Lead or Test Manager who sets the priority for a particular bug.Also the priority depends on various factors.For example,let us consider 2 different bugs in different modulesLet us consider the bug in one module that affects the basic functionality of the application itself,say the application hangs when the particular function is initiated but it is to be released after 2 weeks.Now consider another bug where in only the alphabet K is found on the OK but it is to be released tommorow.Hence the bug in second module assumes higher priority ascompared to the first oneLet us take another exampleThere are 2 bugs one of high severity another low severity in same module. But by fixing the low severity bug first,the high severity bug also gets fixed,in this case the bug with low severity will get high priority as compared to the high severity bug.I hope this has solved your doubt,in case if this is wrong and needs any correction do correct me your valuable comments/suggestions are most welcome.

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  • Apr 18th, 2006

I think that high severiaty means you enter your input data in a proper manner,but output comes as  a different so that is High Severiaty and low priority

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  • Apr 26th, 2006

eg> if an application launches perfectly, 100 times but after that it gets blocked some how or gets crashed, in this case the severity will be high and priority will be low, as it's not affacting the functionality of an application.


  • May 10th, 2006

Excellent example. It has made my concept about severity & priority clear. thanks

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  • May 16th, 2006

Severity is based on technical point of view

Priority is based on business point of view

Suppose the requirement is saying that any user name or password is in the range of 6-40.

Suppose the application is crashes something at 38 words of username the it has high severity and low priority, because in business point nobody uses such a long username or password.

Nitin Sawhney

  • Jun 8th, 2006

Dear Veera,

I think ur ans is slightly worng, Well in Character "o" is miising from GOOGLE then this issue will be reported as High Priority and low severity . Cos Priority is someting realted to Business and severity is realted to Technical . So in this case our application is working fine enough if O is misising from GOOGLE . it of high priority cos it affect company name and its quality good will.

Hope this satisfies ur comment

Nitin Sawhney


  • Jun 9th, 2006

 1) High Severity & Low Priority(Ex) : Even though if we have given the specified range of inputs, than submit or save ,it displays a message called "Entered values is out of range" ,for such type of issues we can give Severity as "HIGH" and priority as "LOW" since its only related to an message control.

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Yogesh kumar

  • Jun 9th, 2006

High Severity  and Low Priority :- If our Application is crashing on one link but user's not visit that page gerneraly In this case severity is High because Application should not crash but Priority is low because normaly user does't visit this page.


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  • Jun 28th, 2006


Good answer.It is a helpful answer.

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Matt D

  • Jul 7th, 2006

High Severity would be a defect that causes the system to crash or loss of data but if it is an out of the way location of the application under test and is unlikely to be found by a user then it may be set as a 'Low Priority'

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  • Sep 15th, 2006


Eg: If a home page of any application contains any spelling mistake it is called low priority but high severity bug

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Vidyadhar B BOthale

  • Oct 9th, 2006

Hay man what u writting there,if u don't know the answer then atleast don't give such fuzzy answers.

I am not dominate u,but please don;t give such a foolish answers

next time take care of that

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  • Mar 8th, 2007

Severity/Priority can simply be understood like this.
- Severity is how adversely (severly) is the issue effecting the functionality of the application
- Priority is how fast should the issue be fixed.
Taking the example of the brand name spell check. letter 'O' missing from GOOGLE
The functionlaity of the application under test {UAT} is not effected by the spellcheck. So severity is set as LOW
Coming to Priority...
If this issue pops up during initial stages of testing, log the issue as LOW priority
If the same issue pops up during the final stages of testing, log the issue as HIGH priority issue.
***Let me know if this is helpful...

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  • Apr 3rd, 2007

all of u might be right. but what i think is the severity in ur examples is not 'High'. The severity is 'Medium' at the most. so can anyone plz try to give examples with 'High' severity?

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feroz khan

  • Apr 14th, 2007

hi..i think may be i am wrong but In this condition..high priority and low severity..bcoz

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Anupam MIshra

  • May 2nd, 2007

I think your answer is quite wrong... if One O will be missed then bug will be reported as low sevierity but high priority..

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  • Jan 12th, 2010

Yes, Priroty is more to do with the user issues that is it is more at the Business side and Priority is more into Technical field so if the Google is spelled as Goggle then severity would be low as there is no technical issue, Only the spelling needs to be corrected which is a minute affair..however Priority would be high as Business wise if the name of the site itself is not writtten correctly then it gives bad impact.

Hope I could clarify some doubt.


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  • Sep 9th, 2011

hai pranathi ,example for high severity means ,suppose in ur project New Dealer Registration Link is there,but it is not working so we considered as High Severity defect,because if it is not opening new Persons were not registered. i think it is correct example what u sayyyyy

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  • Oct 21st, 2011

@ Aupam Mishra

Veera is quite right because any bug related to branding has high priority. Google has a brand of its own now and the spelling is wrong, it will be a high priority low severity bug. It is the same with any company/brand name for that matter.

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  • Jan 31st, 2012

If I want to access yahoo ...and yahoo is spelled wrong than it is High priority and Low Severity and If everything is correctly spelled but I am not able to access the application For ex. if I entered username and password and when I am hitting submit button I am not getting the Home page....than it is High Severity and Low Priority..

Whenever Functionality of any application is breaking than it is High Severity.

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  • Feb 22nd, 2012

High severity:required functionality is missing but testing can continue workarounds are done but product can not deliver without fixing
Low priority:bugs impacts minor component of the employees work and work around has been implimented.


  • Feb 1st, 2013

High Severity & Low priority defect: An error which occurs on the functionality of the application (for which there is no workaround) and will not allow the user to use the system but on click of link which is rarely used by the end user.

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  • Aug 4th, 2015

Suppose you are havig a spelling mistake on the homepage itself than this defect is of high severity but low priority because due to this business is not not affected much .

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  • Sep 15th, 2015

Agree with first two line, Severity is seriousness of issue and Priority is importance of issue.
If we know this issue is impacting more on end user and developer can easily fix it that time we can say, this issue is high severity and low priority.
If application having major issue after following specific step which is not normally end user is going to do, that time defect marked as low severity and high priority.

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