CWE-457 Use of Uninitialized Variable

Memory Flaws Boot Camp

Part 3 of 4

CWE-457 Use of Uninitialized Variable

In this tutorial, students will get an overview of the security weaknesses defined by the use of uninitialized variable (CWE-457).

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Course Details

CWE-457 Use of Uninitialized Variable | Duration: 15 minutes

Course Description

In this course, we will discuss Common Weakness Enumeration CWE-457, which is titled "Use of Uninitialized Variable."

This course begins with an overview of the causes and problems of the use of uninitialized variable vulnerability. The course further describes the security impact of the weakness described by CWE-457. 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-457.

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

  • Describe the use of uninitialized variable vulnerability.
  • Explain the security impact of the use of uninitialized variables vulnerability.
  • Describe the technical aspects of the uninitialized variable vulnerability, with examples.
  • Describe remediation strategies that you can use to mitigate the problems described by CWE-457.