For this recitation, you'll be reading SoK: Eternal War in Memory. This paper describes a variety of memory corruption bugs, and potential solutions. Don't worry about memorizing every single type of attack described in this paper; aim to understand what makes these attacks possible, and the general ideas behind the solutions.

(We've also written a quick guide to some of the memory corruption bugs described in the paper, which you might want to take a look at before you start reading.)

The paper is fairly well organized:

As you read, think about the following:

Question for Recitation

Before you come to this recitation, write up (on paper) a brief answer to the following (really—we don't need more than a couple sentences for each question). If your TA has requested that you email your answer to them, you may do that instead, but it should still be handed in before your recitation begins.

Your answers to these questions should be in your own words, not direct quotations from the paper.

As always, there are multiple correct answers for each of these questions.