File Stream Pointer Overflows

    Date01 Oct 2003
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    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Although FILE Stream pointer overflows are as ancient as buffer overflows, i never seen a paper about them. I guess that is because, FILE Stream pointer overflows are not so commonly met in the real-life as typical buffer overflows. This paper . . . Although FILE Stream pointer overflows are as ancient as buffer overflows, i never seen a paper about them. I guess that is because, FILE Stream pointer overflows are not so commonly met in the real-life as typical buffer overflows. This paper is about how to get to abuse these types of overflows, so as to get them execute arbitary code. So, here i will use an example FILE Stream pointer overflow that i found in dvips & odvips non-security critical applications, so as to demonstrate you the way to come around to those types of overflows.

    Although FILE Stream pointer overflows are as ancient as buffer overflows, i never seen a paper about them. I guess that is because, FILE Stream pointer overflows are not so commonly met in the real-life as typical buffer overflows. This paper is about how to get to abuse these types of overflows, so as to get them execute arbitary code. So, here i will use an example FILE Stream pointer overflow that i found in dvips & odvips non-security critical applications, so as to demonstrate you the way to come around to those types of overflows.

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