[windows2000] Re: Office Security Alert

  • From: Jim.Walls@xxxxxxx
  • To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 3 Sep 2003 13:56:04 -0700

Greg Reese posted (in tiny part):
> As detailed in Microsoft's security bulletin, a malicious user
> could create a document with a VBA application that's designed
> to overflow the buffer--the chunk of memory that's allocated
> to a program--and then run other code.

What is it about Microsoft and buffer overflows?  It seems that the vast
majority of these security vulnerabilities make use of buffer overflows.
It's just not that hard to write code that does not have that problem!
Good grief!

Jim Walls - K6CCC
Mobile Radio Operations
Southern California Edison Co.
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