Learning the basics of buffer overflows

    Date04 Mar 2000
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    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    "Buffer overflows accounted for over 50 percent of all major security bugs leading to CERT/CC advisories last year. ... So why are buffer overflow vulnerabilities still being produced? Because the recipe for disaster is surprisingly simple. Take one part bad . . . "Buffer overflows accounted for over 50 percent of all major security bugs leading to CERT/CC advisories last year. ... So why are buffer overflow vulnerabilities still being produced? Because the recipe for disaster is surprisingly simple. Take one part bad language design (usually in C and C++), mix in two parts poor programmer practice, and you have a recipe for big problems." [Found on linuxtoday]
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