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CWE - 395 : Use of NullPointerException Catch to Detect NULL Pointer Dereference

CWE Definition http://cwe.mitre.org/data/definitions/395.html
Number of vulnerabilities: 0
Description Catching NullPointerException should not be used as an alternative to programmatic checks to prevent dereferencing a null pointer.
Background Details
Other Notes Programmers typically catch NullPointerException under three circumstances: 1. The program contains a null pointer dereference. Catching the resulting exception was easier than fixing the underlying problem. 2. The program explicitly throws a NullPointerException to signal an error condition. 3. The code is part of a test harness that supplies unexpected input to the classes under test. Of these three circumstances, only the last is acceptable.

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