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==Abstract==
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The _alloca() function can throw a stack overflow exception, potentially causing the program to crash.
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==Description==
 
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The _alloca() function can throw a stack overflow exception, potentially causing the program to crash. The _alloca() function allocates memory on the stack. If an allocation request is too large for the available stack space, _alloca() throws an exception. If the exception is not caught, the program will crash, potentially enabling a denial of service attack.
The _alloca() function allocates memory on the stack. If an allocation request is too large for the available stack space, _alloca() throws an exception. If the exception is not caught, the program will crash, potentially enabling a denial of service attack.
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_alloca() has been deprecated as of Microsoft Visual Studio 2005®. It has been replaced with the more secure _alloca_s().
 
_alloca() has been deprecated as of Microsoft Visual Studio 2005®. It has been replaced with the more secure _alloca_s().
  
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==Related Attacks==
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==Related Vulnerabilities==
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==Related [[Attacks]]==
  
[[Category:Error Handling Vulnerability]]
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Latest revision as of 13:27, 27 May 2009

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Last revision (mm/dd/yy): 05/27/2009

Vulnerabilities Table of Contents

Description

The _alloca() function can throw a stack overflow exception, potentially causing the program to crash. The _alloca() function allocates memory on the stack. If an allocation request is too large for the available stack space, _alloca() throws an exception. If the exception is not caught, the program will crash, potentially enabling a denial of service attack.

_alloca() has been deprecated as of Microsoft Visual Studio 2005®. It has been replaced with the more secure _alloca_s().


Risk Factors

TBD

Examples

TBD

Related Attacks


Related Vulnerabilities

Related Controls


Related Technical Impacts


References

TBD