The use of previously-freed memory can have any number of adverse consequences, but these errors have two common and sometimes overlapping causes. This course introduces ways to identify and mitigate this security weakness, referenced as CWE-416 by the 2020 CWE Top 25.
On successful completion of this course, learners should have the knowledge and skills to:
- Choose a language that provides automatic memory management
- Ensure that all pointers are set to NULL once they are freed