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SubjectRe: Unexecutable Stack / Buffer Overflow Exploits...
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On Wed, 29 Dec 1999, Gregory Maxwell wrote:

> The effectiveness of this patch comes from two places:
>
> A) It's rare and breaks all existing attacks.
> B) I actually makes that class of attack harder to accomplish.

C) It warns you when a buffer overrun attempt has been made,
which alerts you to the problem and gives you a chance to fix
or disable the offending program.

Regards,
Damien Miller

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