On my C|EH course I have heard about term "Shrink Wrap Code Attack", but we've only mentioned it. Now trying to do some research and refresh the topics, I can't seem to find serious description of this attack type.
Looking at presentation PDF I received at the course, it only cites couple of sentences illustrating the main idea (obviously these presentations are not intended for separate studying)
it seems that this exact phrase is somewhat colloquial to C|EH, so Google is flooded only either with instances of above or with quite useless re-interpretations of it
So what is this Shrink Wrap code attack about?
(Any good examples? Or stories how it was particularly successful? Or interesting links?)
Update: This Joel on Software uses the term "Shrinkwrap code" for general type of software that is produced and distributed massively.
Shrinkwrap is software that needs to be used "in the wild" by a large number of people. It may be actually wrapped in cellophane and sold at CompUSA, or it may be downloaded over the Internet. It may be commercial or shareware or open source or GNU or whatever -- the main point here is software that will be installed and used by thousands or millions of people.
Joel does not particularly mention security POV here, though.