Ben Cantrick (mackys) wrote,
Ben Cantrick
mackys

[Digg] Secure Programming for Linux and Unix HOWTO.

To give you an idea of how important this subject is, at the CERT, 9 of 13 advisories in 1998 and at least half of the 1999 advisories involved buffer overflows. An informal 1999 survey on Bugtraq found that approximately 2/3 of the respondents felt that buffer overflows were the leading cause of system security vulnerability (the remaining respondents identified ``mis-configuration'' as the leading cause) [Cowan 1999]. This is an old, well-known problem, yet it continues to resurface [McGraw 2000].

http://www.dwheeler.com/secure-programs/Secure-Programs-HOWTO/index.html


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