SDT 326 - Testing for Use After Free

Course Details

Course Number: SDT 326

Course Duration: 10 minutes

Course CPE Credits: .25

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Foreign Languages Available:

  • English

Course Overview

The use of previously-freed memory can have any number of adverse consequences, but these errors have two common and sometimes overlapping causes. This course introduces ways to identify and mitigate this security weakness, referenced as CWE-416 by the 2020 CWE Top 25.

Topics include:

  • Identification of Use After Free Errors
  • Recognizing the impact of this vulnerability
  • Defending against Use After Free weaknesses
  • Methods of Prevention
  • Testing techniques for spotting Use After Free
  • Secure coding best practices for mitigating this vulnerability
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