unchecked buffer

unchecked buffer

The lack of validity checking of the data that is written into a program buffer. Buffers are reserved areas in the program (in memory) that accept data from external sources. Unchecked buffers can cause all kinds of errors and erratic behavior.
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It's another unchecked buffer that, if overrun, allows malicious code to be executed.
The malware is using the Server Service flaw that was patched last Tuesday in Microsoft bulletin MS06-040, which fixes a flaw in an unchecked buffer in the Server Service and allows for anonymous exploitation remotely.
Another ActiveX vulnerability, this one an unchecked buffer in a component of Windows Help, only affects Windows 2000 machines.
The third problem comes from an unchecked buffer in the Messenger service in Windows (the one used to receive administrative alerts, not the instant messaging program).
Exploitable via an unchecked buffer in Windows Media Player that allows a malicious bitmap file (BMP) to be used to execute commands on a remote system, in the context of a logged-in user.
The vulnerability exists due to an unchecked buffer in Windows Media Player that allows a malicious bitmap file (BMP) to be used to execute commands on a remote system, in the context of a logged-in user.
This vulnerability is caused by an unchecked buffer in the SMTP service.
The MS04-007 patch corrects an unchecked buffer in Microsoft's Abstract Syntax Notation One (ASN.
The MS03-027 cumulative patch fixes an unchecked buffer only found in the Windows XP shell that could enable system compromise, allowing an attacker to exploit this vulnerability by hosting a Desktop.
Scope: An unchecked buffer in a component of Sun's Solaris Operating System can be overrun and remotely exploited, allowing an attacker to execute arbitrary code with root privileges.