Preparation for Recitation 21
For today, read the paper by Jonathan Pincus and Brandon Baker,
stack smashing: recent advances in exploiting buffer overruns.
Stack smashing is one of the most frequent attacks used on
computer systems that run software written in the C programming
language (see sidebar 11-4 on page 11-751 of the class notes).
Most simple attacks won't work anymore, but attackers have come up
with more sophisticated versions. This paper describes some of
As you are reading the question, try to figure out, what is the
root problem that allows stack smashing?