The software uses or accesses a file descriptor after it has been closed.
After a file descriptor for a particular file or device has been released, it can be reused. The code might not write to the original file, since the reused file descriptor might reference a different file or device.
Stale file descriptor
Time of Introduction
Technical Impact: Read files or
The program could read data from the wrong file.
Technical Impact: DoS: crash / exit /
Accessing a file descriptor that has been closed can cause a
Likelihood of Exploit
the weakness exists independent of other weaknesses)
the weakness is typically related to the presence of some other