Buffer overflow attacks & countermeasures

Saraf, Utsav and Gupta, Sandeep Kumar (2007) Buffer overflow attacks & countermeasures. BTech thesis.



Often security website’ headlines read: "Buffer overflow in vendor’s product allows intruders to take over computer!” What can software engineering education do about this situation? In this document we have tried to point out how dangerous buffer overflow attacks can be and the amount of damage they are capable of incurring. We have shown several vulnerable applications both past as well as recent. The objective of this study is to take one inside the buffer overflow attack and bridge the gap between the “descriptive account” and the “technically intensive account”. The intent is to provide a logical, detailed, and technical explanation of the buffer overflow problem and the exploit that can be well understood by all. We have successfully coded several exploits and developed programs to demonstrate the effectiveness of such attacks.

Item Type:Thesis (BTech)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Buffer overflows, Countermeasures, Microsoft IIS vulnerability
Subjects:Engineering and Technology > Computer and Information Science > Image Processing
Divisions: Engineering and Technology > Department of Computer Science
ID Code:4170
Deposited By:Hemanta Biswal
Deposited On:22 Jun 2012 11:33
Last Modified:22 Jun 2012 11:33
Supervisor(s):Majhi, B

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