Missing Reference to Active File Descriptor or Handle

The product does not properly maintain references to a file descriptor or handle, which prevents that file descriptor/handle from being reclaimed.


This can cause the product to consume all available file descriptors or handles, which can prevent other processes from performing critical file processing operations.

See Also

Comprehensive Categorization: Resource Lifecycle Management

Weaknesses in this category are related to resource lifecycle management.

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.

SFP Secondary Cluster: Failure to Release Resource

This category identifies Software Fault Patterns (SFPs) within the Failure to Release Resource cluster (SFP14).

Comprehensive CWE Dictionary

This view (slice) covers all the elements in CWE.

Weaknesses Introduced During Implementation

This view (slice) lists weaknesses that can be introduced during implementation.

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