CWE-476 - NULL Pointer Dereference

Description

This weakness leads to constant problems with a dereference of NULL pointer used by applications for elements expansion. NULL pointer can face many deteriorations: slowing down of work or ordinary programming errors.
Usually the processes performed with the help of NULL pointer end up with a failure and are almost impossible to carry out again. It's difficult to recover the software security even after checking the system and troubleshooting. Attackers can easily cause code or command execution.
The weakness is introduced during Implementation stage.

Latest vulnerabilities for CWE-476

IBM VIOS update for OpenSSL 2021-04-15
Medium Yes
IBM AIX update for OpenSSL 2021-04-15
Medium Yes
Multiple vulnerabilities in OpenEXR 2021-04-06
Medium Yes
Tenable Nessus update for OpenSSL 2021-04-02
Medium Yes
Tenable.sc update for OpenSSL 2021-04-02
Medium Yes
cPanel EasyApache update for openssl 2021-04-01
Medium Yes
FreeBSD update for OpenSSL 2021-03-26
Medium Yes

References

Description of CWE-476 on Mitre website