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.
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).