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Static Detection Method for C/C++ Memory Defects Based on Triad Memory Model

  • Yuxia Wang
  • Fusheng JinEmail author
  • Xiangyu Han
  • Runan Wang
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 849)

Abstract

The improper use of pointers in C/C++ programming language brings about a lot of memory-related issues. In this paper, causes of four kinds of memory defects are analyzed and summarized. Besides, a novel triad memory model has been proposed. Based on the model and the variable life cycle methodology, an approach for inner-procedure and inter-procedure detection has been presented too. Eventually, the prototype CAnalyzer is implemented on the basis of Clang static analyzer. Experiment results show that CAnalyzer can effectively detect the four types of memory defects.

Keywords

Memory defects Memory model Life cycle Inner and Inter-procedure detection 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yuxia Wang
    • 1
  • Fusheng Jin
    • 1
    Email author
  • Xiangyu Han
    • 2
  • Runan Wang
    • 1
  1. 1.Beijing Institute of TechnologyBeijingChina
  2. 2.Aerospace Automatic Control InstituteBeijingChina

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