Hot or not: Local buffer overflow vulnerabilities

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Hot or not: Local buffer overflow vulnerabilities

Buffer overflows have long been a primary vector of attack against computer systems — and the rise of local buffer overflow vulnerabilities and zero-day attacks makes it a problem that's likely to grow more troublesome.

Just last month, Microsoft released a relatively rare out-of-band patch to protect users from potentially active zero-day attacks against the way Windows handled cursors, animated cursors and icon formats. The vulnerability was created because the operating system failed to properly check the ...

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