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auslew 11-08-2002 03:23 AM

Q. What is a buffer overflow?
 
Hi,
Warning - newbie question.

Most times security issues state something like:
"can exploite/cause a buffer overflow error" or similar,

In (really) simple terms, what is a buffer overflow and why
is one so dangerous?

manaskb 11-08-2002 04:22 AM

try searching on google.
You can have a look at this page for some information
http://searchsecurity.techtarget.com...549024,00.html
http://www.networkmagazine.com/article/NMG20000511S0015

auslew 11-08-2002 05:36 AM

Thanks for the references, good resources
(both now bookmarked :)


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