"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
"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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