Operation on Resource in Wrong Phase of Lifetime

The software performs an operation on a resource at the wrong phase of the resource's lifecycle, which can lead to unexpected behaviors.


Description

When a developer wants to initialize, use or release a resource, it is important to follow the specifications outlined for how to operate on that resource and to ensure that the resource is in the expected state. In this case, the software wants to perform a normally valid operation, initialization, use or release, on a resource when it is in the incorrect phase of its lifetime.

See Also

SEI CERT C Coding Standard - Guidelines 09. Input Output (FIO)

Weaknesses in this category are related to the rules and recommendations in the Input Output (FIO) section of the SEI CERT C Coding Standard.

SEI CERT C Coding Standard - Guidelines 08. Memory Management (MEM)

Weaknesses in this category are related to the rules and recommendations in the Memory Management (MEM) section of the SEI CERT C Coding Standard.

SFP Secondary Cluster: Life Cycle

This category identifies Software Fault Patterns (SFPs) within the Life Cycle cluster.

Comprehensive CWE Dictionary

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Weaknesses without Software Fault Patterns

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