5 Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities in Popular Apps

From securityboulevard.com

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The 2019 CWE Top 25 Most Dangerous Software Errors lists improper restriction of operations within the bounds of a memory buffer as the most critical weakness that leads to a dangerous vulnerability.

According to CWE by MITRE: “These weaknesses are often easy to find and exploit. They are dangerous because they will frequently allow adversaries to completely take over execution of software, steal data, or prevent the software from working.” That means buffer overflow is one of the common and dangerous bugs.

Let’s take a look at the recent detections of buffer overflow bugs in the popular applications and what damage they might have wreaked had they been discovered first by cybercriminals.

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