Missing Reference to Active File Descriptor or Handle
The software does not properly maintain references to a file descriptor or handle, which prevents that file descriptor/handle from being reclaimed.
This can cause the software to consume all available file descriptors or handles, which can prevent other processes from performing critical file processing operations.
Weaknesses in this category are related to the rules and recommendations in the Input Output (FIO) section of the SEI CERT C Coding Standard.
This view (slice) covers all the elements in CWE.
CWE identifiers in this view are weaknesses that do not have associated Software Fault Patterns (SFPs), as covered by the CWE-888 view. As such, they represent gaps in...
This view (slice) lists weaknesses that can be introduced during implementation.