Creating A Buffer Overflow

So you always hear about these security exploits that are triggered by a buffer overflow, but what exactly is that and how can you test against it.

By definition it is when a program attempts to store more data in an array (buffer) than it was intended to hold, thus overwriting the return address of the function.

Here are the steps you can take to recreate a buffer overflow using a *Nix box or Windows box running a few apps, and a C file.

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