Web Application Security - Buffer Overflows: Are you Really at Risk?

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Contributed by Tom Olzak

OK, I know what you’re thinking, “I can’t read another paper on buffer overflows.” But just stay with me for a moment. There’s been a lot of information floating around the Internet about the dangers of buffer overflow vulnerabilities in web applications, but just how vulnerable are your web apps? In this paper I’ll explore the answer to that question, and the answer may pleasantly surprise you.

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