The analyzer detected an odd explicit type conversion. It may be either an error or a potential error.
Consider this sample:
DWORD errCode = 0; void* dwErrParams[MAX_MESSAGE_PARAMS]; dwErrParams = *((void**)&errCode);
The code contains a 64-bit error. The 'DWORD' type is cast to 'void *' type. This code works incorrectly in 64-bit systems where the pointer's size does not coincide with the size of the DWORD type. This is the correct code:
DWORD_PTR errCode = 0; void* dwErrParams[MAX_MESSAGE_PARAMS]; dwErrParams = (void *)errCode;
According to Common Weakness Enumeration, potential errors found by using this diagnostic are classified as CWE-843.