SFP Primary Cluster: Failure to Release Memory

A category in the Common Weakness Enumeration published by The MITRE Corporation.


Summary

Categories in the Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE) group entries based on some common characteristic or attribute.

This category identifies Software Fault Patterns (SFPs) within the Failure to Release Memory cluster (SFP38).

Weaknesses

Missing Release of Memory after Effective Lifetime

The software does not sufficiently track and release allocated memory after it has been used, which slowly consumes remaining memory.

Concepts

Software Fault Pattern (SFP) Clusters

CWE identifiers in this view are associated with clusters of Software Fault Patterns (SFPs).


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