What are latent bugs?

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  • Oct 22nd, 2006

These bugs do not cause problems today. However, they are lurking just waiting to reveal themselves later. The Ariane 5 rocket failure was caused by a float->int conversion error that lay dormant when previous rockets were slower; but the faster Ariane 5 triggered the problem. The Millennium bug is another example of a latent bug that came to light when circumstances changed. Latent bugs are much harder to test using conventional testing techniques, and finding them requires someone with foresight to ask.

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  • Nov 4th, 2006

hi,Latent bug means ""A bug that has been unobserved on two or more release"" This is my answer check it out correct me if i'm wrong

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  • Nov 14th, 2006

testers will find same bug more times in the same test on same application. means reproducible bug 




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  • Nov 14th, 2006


   Latent Bug: The bug which is not identified in present

version and can be able to identified in later versions.

let me know if there any mistakes..



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  • Dec 18th, 2006

Same bug repeatedly raised, this means bug status should be in




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durjan singh

  • Feb 13th, 2013

The bug exist in application from long time that kind of bug is called latent bug.

It will affect later when the condition or testing environment will change .

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  • Sep 9th, 2014

bug which is not identified in previous versions

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  • Nov 12th, 2016

Entry Criteria: How to start testing
1) Test scenarios
2) Test case
3) Test data

Exit Criteria: When to stop testing
All defects are fixed
Time also exceeded

Suspension Criteria:
System failure
Minor bugs are pending

Please correct me if it is wrong.

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  • Dec 8th, 2016

FRS(Functional Requirement Specification) and Bug free build are entry and exit points of testing.
please correct me if im wrong

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  • Feb 15th, 2017

Latent Bugs : Which are bugs that didn't find early stages up to more than 2 builds are released then find that hidden bugs we call Latent Bugs.

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Piyush Patwa

  • Nov 15th, 2017

During the process of sufficing software requirement in the development. If the bugs are missed out in the initial phase . They impact the software significantly and when they are caught in the later phase of testing these bugs are called latent bugs. (As latency signify delay in a process)

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