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Old 11-08-2002, 03:23 AM   #1
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Question 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?
 
Old 11-08-2002, 04:22 AM   #2
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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
 
Old 11-08-2002, 05:36 AM   #3
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Thanks for the references, good resources
(both now bookmarked
 
  


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