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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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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.
The Symantec buffer overflow vulnerabilities could allow an attacker to execute code, resulting in the compromise of vulnerable clients and servers running the affected software.
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.