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Are You Vulnerable To These Buffer Overflows?

Oct 04, 2007, 03:00 (2 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Jon Burger for this link. ]

"The term buffer overflow has been around since programmers started developing software and has almost become a household word. That is why it is important for the systems engineer to understand what a buffer flow is, why it occurs, and why they spend so much time applying patches ever month to patch for these types of vulnerabilities.

"A buffer overflow takes place because an application or in some cases an operating system component does not properly validate the size of the input it accepts..."

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