Secure Coding (C++) - Lab 8: Buffer Overflows

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When too much data is in a buffer, it can overwrite adjacent memory values leading to remote code execution or system crashes. In this lab, you will look at a buffer overflow vulnerability, examine why it is a problem, remediate the vulnerability, apply common protection mechanisms, and learn how to automate the search for these issues.

Time
1 hour
Difficulty
Intermediate
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Overview

When too much data is in a buffer, it can overwrite adjacent memory values leading to remote code execution or system crashes. In this lab, you will look at a buffer overflow vulnerability, examine why it is a problem, remediate the vulnerability, apply common protection mechanisms, and learn how to automate the search for these issues.