SDT 325 - Testing for NULL Pointer Dereference

Course Details

Course Number: SDT 325

Course Duration: 10 minutes

Course CPE Credits: .25

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  • English

Course Overview

NULL pointer dereferences issues can occur through a number of flaws, including race conditions and simple programming omissions. This course introduces ways to identify and mitigate this security weakness, referenced as CWE-476 by the 2020 CWE Top 25.

Topics include:

  • Recognizing the impact of this vulnerability
  • Defending Against NULL Pointer Dereference
  • Best practices for preventing NULL Pointer Dereference
  • Testing techniques for spotting NULL Pointer Dereference
  • Mitigation strategies for this weakness
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