Researchers at Google have found that most security bugs found in the Chrome browser are related to memory management.
The researchers analyzed more than 900 high/critical security bugs found on the Stable channel since 2015, and confirmed that about 70% of them pertain to memory management and safety.
Of that group, half are use-after-free vulnerabilities, rooting in incorrectly-managed memory pointers.
These security flaws can be attributed to the fact that C and C++ are older programming languages that do not factor in the possibility of cyberattacks.
These languages give programmers complete control over the management of memory pointers, and do not automatically alert the latter to potential memory management errors.
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