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  • The double free bug can fix unexpected memory locations by calling free() twice.
  • If an application calls free () twice with the same argument, the memory management data structure managed by the allocator is corrupted.
    • This corruption can cause the program to crash.
  • And calling malloc () twice with the same argument may return the same pointer.
    • This could allow an attacker to control the data written to the double allocated memory.
    • In other words, buffer overflow attacks are possible.

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