Originally Published: Wednesday, 10 November 1999 Author: Quentin Cregan
Published to: news_enhance_security/Security News Page: 1/1 - [Printable]

StackGuard vulnerability found & fixed

ImmuniX have rereleased a new version of the stack protecting software StackGuard due to vulnerabilities: "A method has been found to violate StackGuard protection against stack smashing attacks. ImmuniX OS is generally intended to aleviate the need for frequent patching; this is the first StackGuard vulnerability to be discovered since StackGuard was introduced in January 1998."