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Checker

Description

Astrée
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Astrée_V

invalid-free

Fully checked
Axivion Bauhaus Suite

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Axivion Bauhaus Suite_V

CertC-MEM34Can detect memory deallocations for stack objects
Clang
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Clang_V
clang-analyzer-unix.MallocChecked by clang-tidy; can detect some instances of this rule, but does not detect all
CodeSonar
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CodeSonar_V

ALLOC.FNH

Free non-heap variable

Compass/ROSE

Can detect some violations of this rule

Coverity

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Coverity_V

BAD_FREE

Identifies calls to free() where the argument is a pointer to a function or an array. It also detects the cases where
free() is used on an address-of expression, which can never be heap allocated. Coverity Prevent cannot discover all
violations of this rule, so further verification is necessary

Klocwork
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Klocwork_V

FNH.MIGHT
FNH.MUST
FUM.GEN.MIGHT
FUM.GEN.MUST


LDRA tool suite
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LDRA_V

407 S, 483 S, 644 S, 645 S, 125 D

Partially implemented
Parasoft C/C++test
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Parasoft_V

CERT_C-MEM34-a

Do not free resources using invalid pointers
Parasoft Insure++

Runtime analysis
Polyspace Bug Finder

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Polyspace Bug Finder_V

Invalid free of pointer

MISRA CERT C: 2012 Rule 22.2

Pointer deallocation without a corresponding dynamic allocation

A block of memory shall only be freed if it was allocated by means of a Standard Library functionRule MEM34-C


Checks for invalid free of pointer

PRQA QA-C

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PRQA QA-C_v
 

 2721, 2722, 2723
PVS-Studio

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PVS-Studio_V

V585, V726
TrustInSoft Analyzer

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TrustInSoft Analyzer_V

unclassified ("free expects a free-able address")

Exhaustively verified (see one compliant and one non-compliant example).

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