[Snort-sigs] SID 2417

Paul Schmehl pauls at ...1311...
Fri Aug 20 11:39:08 EDT 2004


--On Friday, August 20, 2004 11:16:41 AM -0700 Murat Korkmaz 
<mkorkmaz at ...2538...> wrote:

>
>  Format string attempts by nature try to "walk through" the STACK and
> read and write to arbitrary memory locations of a vulnerable functions.
>
>  %x format string shows the content of a memory in Hexadecimal and
>  %n format string writes the number of bytes read so far to the given
> memory address.
>
>  Hope this helps.
>
It does.  Thanks.

Paul Schmehl (pauls at ...1311...)
Adjunct Information Security Officer
The University of Texas at Dallas
AVIEN Founding Member
http://www.utdallas.edu/ir/security/




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