CWE-401 Improper Release of Memory Before
Removing Last Reference

Memory Flaws Boot Camp

Part 2 of 4

CWE-401 Improper Release of Memory Before Removing Last Reference

In this tutorial, students will get an overview of the security weaknesses defined by improper release of memory before removing last reference (CWE-401).

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Course Details

CWE-401 Improper Release of Memory Before Removing Last Reference | Duration: 15 minutes

Course Description

In this course, we will discuss CWE-401 (Common Weakness Enumeration - 401), which is titled "Improper Release of Memory Before Removing Last Reference."

This course begins with an overview of the causes and problems of the improper release of memory before removing last reference. The course then describes the security impact of the weakness described by CWE-401. It also provides a technical description of the issue along with examples of code showing the vulnerability. Finally, the course describes the remediation strategies to mitigate the weakness described by CWE-401.

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe memory leaks.
  • Explain the technical and security impacts of memory leaks.
  • Describe various scenarios that cause memory leaks.
  • Describe remediation strategies to mitigate problems caused by memory leaks.