Buffer Overflows Course

This course introduces the buffer overflow vulnerability, its exploitation and possible mitigations.

51 minutes

Course description

Buffer overflow vulnerabilities are some of the simplest vulnerabilities that can exist in an application. This course discusses how poor memory management can leave an application open to attack, how the vulnerability can be exploited and potential mitigations to reduce the probability and impact of vulnerable code.


Buffer Overflow Demo

Video - 00:04:00

This video demonstrates exploitation of buffer overflow vulnerabilities.
Buffer Overflow Mitigations

Video - 00:16:00

This video describes mitigations for buffer overflow vulnerabilities.
Buffer Overflow Case Study

Video - 00:05:00

This video describes a case study of an application containing buffer overflow vulnerability.
Buffer Overflow Exploitation

Video - 00:10:00

This video describes how buffer overflows can be exploited by an attacker.
Buffer Overflows

Video - 00:08:00

This video describes how buffer overflows can make an application vulnerable to attack.
Introduction to Memory

Video - 00:06:00

This video covers the fundamentals of memory management.
Introduction to Buffer Overflows

Video - 00:02:00

This video provides an introduction to the buffer overflows course.

Meet the author

Howard Poston

Howard Poston is a copywriter, author, and course developer with experience in cybersecurity and blockchain security, cryptography, and malware analysis. He has an MS in Cyber Operations, a decade of experience in cybersecurity, and over five years of experience as a freelance consultant providing training and content creation for cyber and blockchain security. He is also the creator of over a dozen cybersecurity courses, has authored two books, and has spoken at numerous cybersecurity conferences. He can be reached by email at howard@howardposton.com or via his website at https://www.howardposton.com.

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