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Buffer

In computer science, a temporary storage for data before it can be processed. For example, a word processor may put data in a buffer before sending it to a printer, because a computer operates faster than a printer.
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Microsoft RPC buffer overflow vulnerability because of its first and
A malicious attacker may use the buffer overflow vulnerability to execute code on the victim machine, gaining Local System privileges on an affected system.
The fact that even security features such as Microsoft's broken buffer overflow protection mechanism fall prey to security problems demonstrates the challenge we face.
A buffer overflow occurs when a program copies a string from an external buffer to an internal buffer that is too short to hold the copied content.
Also key to ISS' preemptive server protection strategy is the company's BOEP technology, which protects hosts from attackers and worms that attempt to use known or previously unknown buffer overflow attacks to exploit the system or propagate.
This was demonstrated by students who, as part of their course, wrote a program which exploited one of the most dangerous security loopholes, the possibility of a buffer overflow.
The Citrix(R) NetScaler(R) Application Firewall protects Web applications from the growing number of application-layer attacks, including buffer overflow exploits, SQL injection attempts and cross-site scripting attacks, and provides-identity theft protection by securing confidential corporate information and sensitive customer data.
html) describes a Microsoft Windows MetaFile (WMF) handling buffer overflow vulnerability that exploits a feature of Windows used to process image files.
Also key to ISS' preemptive protection strategy is the company's buffer overflow exploit prevention technology, which protects hosts from attackers and worms that attempt to use known or previously unknown buffer overflow attacks to exploit the system or propagate.