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Defeating Buffer Overflow: One of the Most Trivial and Dangerous Bugs of All!

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Author(s)

Paul E. Black, Irena Bojanova

Abstract

The C programming language was invented over 40 years ago. It is infamous for buffer overflows. We have learned a lot about computer science, language design, and software engineering since then. As it is unlikely that we will stop using C any time soon, we present some ways to deal with buffer overflows. By the way, many of these techniques are useful for other programing languages and other classes of vulnerabilities.
Citation
IEEE IT Professional
Volume
18
Issue
6

Keywords

software weaknesses, software vulnerabilities, buffer overflow, testing

Citation

Black, P. and Bojanova, I. (2016), Defeating Buffer Overflow: One of the Most Trivial and Dangerous Bugs of All!, IEEE IT Professional, [online], https://doi.org/10.1109/MITP.2016.117, https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=921507 (Accessed May 22, 2024)

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Created October 31, 2016, Updated November 17, 2021