CWE-415 Double Free

CWE-415 Double Free

In this course you will learn about double free error conditions in C/C++ as described by CWE-415. Discover the security impact of the weakness, common scenarios in which the problem occurs and walk through code examples where the issue exists. Next, examine a step-by-step attack scenario before learning about mitigation strategies.

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Course Details

CWE-415 Double Free | Duration: 20 minutes

Course Description

In this course, we will look at CWE-415, which discusses weaknesses caused by freeing the same memory location twice.

The course begins with an overview of the double free error condition. It describes the security impact of the weakness and provides a technical description of the issue, along with code examples to demonstrate the vulnerability. Finally, the course describes the remediation strategies available to mitigate the weakness described by CWE-415.

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

  • Describe the double free error condition.
  • Identify the security impact and consequences of double free errors.
  • Explain common scenarios in which double free errors occur and the reasons that errors occur.
  • Identify the remediation strategies to mitigate the risks associated with the double free error condition.