I would like to know why nowadays Stack Guard is used everywhere (example: ProPolice in GCC, /GS in Visual Studio), instead of Stack Shield. Both the approaches (i.e. Stack Guard & Stack Shield) ...
I was reading about return-to-libc attacks at Wikipedia. According to what I read and understood from the article, ASCII armoring means that binary data is converted into ASCII values by grouping ...
In the "Hacking the art of Exploitation" its said that the basic idea of stack overflows attacks is that the operating system can't differentiate instructions from data inside the stack ,and the ...
I sent a message to my dev manager about a buffer overflow in our (widely distributed) installer, and received a response that it didn't matter as it wasn't server code. Other than the fact that if ...
How effective is ASLR in preventing arbitrary code execution in a buffer overflow type exploit? How hard is it for an attacker to bypass this without simply guessing where the addresses are?