Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

By
Anandhu Krishnan
Published on
14 May 2024
Vulnerability

Description

A buffer overflow vulnerability occurs when an application writes data past the end of a buffer, allowing an attacker to overwrite nearby memory areas and potentially execute arbitrary code. This can lead to unexpected behavior or system crashes.

Recommendation

To mitigate this issue, ensure that all write operations are properly bounded within allocated buffers. Additionally, implement return-oriented programming (ROP) protection mechanisms to prevent exploitation.

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Written by
Anandhu Krishnan
Anandhu Krishnan
Lead Engineer
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