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diff --git a/doc/crypto/ERR_get_error.pod b/doc/crypto/ERR_get_error.pod
index 34443045fc0d..828ecf529b2e 100644
--- a/doc/crypto/ERR_get_error.pod
+++ b/doc/crypto/ERR_get_error.pod
@@ -52,8 +52,11 @@ ERR_get_error_line_data(), ERR_peek_error_line_data() and
ERR_get_last_error_line_data() store additional data and flags
associated with the error code in *B<data>
and *B<flags>, unless these are B<NULL>. *B<data> contains a string
-if *B<flags>&B<ERR_TXT_STRING>. If it has been allocated by OPENSSL_malloc(),
-*B<flags>&B<ERR_TXT_MALLOCED> is true.
+if *B<flags>&B<ERR_TXT_STRING> is true.
+
+An application B<MUST NOT> free the *B<data> pointer (or any other pointers
+returned by these functions) with OPENSSL_free() as freeing is handled
+automatically by the error library.
=head1 RETURN VALUES