[LLVMbugs] [Bug 19585] New: Memory leak with realloc() not reported.

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Mon Apr 28 08:18:00 PDT 2014


            Bug ID: 19585
           Summary: Memory leak with realloc() not reported.
           Product: clang
           Version: 3.4
          Hardware: PC
                OS: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: P
         Component: Static Analyzer
          Assignee: kremenek at apple.com
          Reporter: llvm-bugs at skybert.org
                CC: llvmbugs at cs.uiuc.edu
    Classification: Unclassified

#include <stdlib.h>

main (void)
    void* memory = malloc (20);
    memory = realloc (memory, 40);
    if (memory)
       free (memory);
    return 0;

Possible outcome:
malloc() works and returns value.
realloc() fails and overwrites pointer to first allocation.
Since realloc() doesn't free pointer to original memory, the original malloc()
is leaked.

The analyzer correctly warns that memory might leak.

But if "if (memory)" is removed (resulting in an unconditional free()), the
warning disappears.

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