munmap_chunk(): invalid pointer

In the function second(), the assignment word = "ab"; assigns a new pointer to word, overwriting the pointer obtained through malloc(). When you call free() on the pointer later on, the program crashes because you pass a pointer to free() that has not been obtained through malloc().

Assigning string literals does not have the effect of copying their content as you might have thought. To copy the content of a string literal, use strcpy():

strcpy(word, "ab");

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