Evading Firewalls, IDS, and Honeypots

Buffer Overflows

  • C programs are especially susceptible to buffer overflow attacks.
  • Buffer overflows occur when a program puts more data into a buffer than it can hold.
  • A heap is a memory space that is dynamically allocated. Heap-based buffer overflows are different from stack-based buffer overflows in that the stack-based buffer overflow depends on overflowing a fixed length buffer.
  • A range of software products can be used to defend against buffer overflows, including Return Address Defender (RAD), StackGuard, and Immunix.


Certified Ethical Hacker Exam Prep
Certified Ethical Hacker Exam Prep
ISBN: 0789735318
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2007
Pages: 247
Authors: Michael Gregg
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