By James C. Foster, Vitaly Osipov, Nish Bhalla
The SANS Institute continues an inventory of the "Top 10 software program Vulnerabilities." on the present time, over 1/2 those vulnerabilities are exploitable by means of Buffer Overflow assaults, making this type of assault essentially the most universal and most deadly weapon utilized by malicious attackers. this can be the 1st booklet particularly geared toward detecting, exploiting, and combating the commonest and unsafe attacks.
Buffer overflows make up one of many greatest collections of vulnerabilities in life; And a wide percent of attainable distant exploits are of the overflow sort. just about all of the main devastating desktop assaults to hit the web in recent times together with SQL Slammer, Blaster, and that i Love You assaults. If accomplished thoroughly, an overflow vulnerability will permit an attacker to run arbitrary code at the victim's laptop with the an identical rights of whichever strategy was once overflowed. this is used to supply a distant shell onto the sufferer desktop, which might be used for additional exploitation.
A buffer overflow is an unforeseen habit that exists in definite programming languages. This booklet presents particular, actual code examples on exploiting buffer overflow assaults from a hacker's point of view and protecting opposed to those assaults for the software program developer.
*Over half the "SANS most sensible 10 software program Vulnerabilities" are on the topic of buffer overflows.
*None of the current-best promoting software program defense books concentration completely on buffer overflows.
*This ebook offers particular, actual code examples on exploiting buffer overflow assaults from a hacker's viewpoint and protecting opposed to those assaults for the software program developer.
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