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Protect Linux Against Overflow ExploitsAug 05, 2010, 12:36 (0 Talkback[s])
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"An overflow is an anomaly where a program, while writing data to a memory buffer, overruns the buffer's boundary and overwrites adjacent memory—which could be maliciously exploited. While the onus is on software developers to perform proper bounds checking there are some things you can do on an operational system to help protect against code which has been overlooked during development.
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