Testing for Buffer Overflow (OTG-INPVAL-014)
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To find out more about buffer overflow vulnerabilities, please go to Buffer Overflow pages.
See the OWASP article on Buffer Overflow Attacks.
See the OWASP article on Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities.
How to test
Different types of buffer overflow vulnerabilities have different testing methods. Here are the testing methods for the common types of buffer overflow vulnerabilities.
- Testing for heap overflow vulnerability
- Testing for stack overflow vulnerability
- Testing for format string vulnerability