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RE: protection against buffer overflows

hi ya steve...

when you write a program... you usually pass variables around...

the system keeps a "stack of return address/variables" ..what to do

the rootkits tries to make the return address of "foo" program
to give them root access..

- so much for my simplied one-liners..

- a simplified picture...

have fun linuxing

On 23 Jan 2002, Steve Johnson wrote:

> this may seem trivial but i've never really understood how a buffer
> overflow happens and effects your system, i have some knowledge of 
> programming, but not much at low levels.  like dealing direct with
> memory or devices(other than using standard pointers and reading and
> writing to devices thruough file pointers).  anyone to offer any
> explanation will be showered with greatness!

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