CWE-476 - NULL Pointer Dereference

Memory Flaws Boot Camp

Part 4 of 4

CWE-476 - NULL Pointer Dereference

In this tutorial, students will get an overview of the security weaknesses defined by NULL pointer dereference (CWE-476).

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Course Details

CWE-476 NULL Pointer Dereference | Duration: 15 minutes

Course Description

In this course, we will discuss CWE-476: (Common Weakness Enumeration - 476) which is titled "NULL Pointer Dereference."

This course begins with an overview of the problems caused by null pointer dereferences. The course describes the security impacts of the weakness described by CWE-476. It also provides a technical description of the issue, along with code examples that show the vulnerability. Finally, the course describes strategies that you can use to mitigate the weakness described by CWE-476.

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

  • Describe the NULL pointer dereference vulnerability.
  • Explain the security impact of NULL pointer dereferences.
  • Describe the technical aspects of the NULL pointer dereference vulnerability with examples.
  • Describe the remediation strategies used to mitigate the weakness described by CWE-476.