Integer Overflow Vulnerability

By
Anandhu Krishnan
Published on
14 May 2024
Vulnerability

Description

An integer overflow condition occurs when an integer exceeds its maximum value and wraps around, due to improper input validation in a compiled program. This vulnerability can lead to unpredictable behavior, crashes, or security breaches, as attackers might exploit it to execute arbitrary code or escalate privileges.

Recommendation

To resolve this issue, refactor your code to include checks for integer overflows and divides by zero. This may require a recompilation of the backend executable.

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Written by
Anandhu Krishnan
Anandhu Krishnan
Lead Engineer
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