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Re: Re: Buffer Overflow Help
From: "Ali Saifullah Khan" <whipaz () rediffmail com>
Date: 12 Aug 2002 17:55:31 -0000

Yes, you're right chris.
the distance calculated also depends on the gcc version used to produce the assembley code viewed to calculate the distance on the stack moved.

versions of gcc later than ...91 seem to be showing different activity.....like skipping 8 bytes instead of 4 for the same purpose if i may recall.

please do check up on that last statement....i maybe wrong about the # of bytes skipped.

Thankyou.

On Wed, 31 Jul 2002 Chris Hall wrote :
There was a thread on the vuln-dev list about this very same issue. I believe the distance calculated depends
on the enviornment , ( ie: 8,16,32,64 bit systems )


http://online.securityfocus.com/archive/82/266675/2002-03-30/2002-04-05/1


-- Chris

Leonard Leblanc wrote:

Hello All,

I am trying to experience buffer overflows first hand. I have glanced at a number of articles and have decided to focus on "Smashing the Stack for Fun and Profit" from Phrack Issue 49. I am trying out the examples from the text and when I get to example 3 (which is the first real overflow example) it doesn't quite work and I'm having a little trouble figuring it out.

The following example should bypass the "x=1" statement and print the
original value of "x" which is 0 (zero). Here's the code.

-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
void function(int a, int b, int c) {
 char buffer1[5];
 char buffer2[10];
 int *ret;

 ret = buffer1 + 12;
 (*ret) += 8;
}

void main() {
 int x;

 x=0;
 function(1,2,3);
 x=1;
 printf("%d\n",x);
}
-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=

When I compile and execute this code it displays one and exits. I have tryed this on RedHat 7.3 and Debian 2.2r6, both giving me the same result. Does anyone have any insight into why this wouldn't work? After looking into the assembly behind it, I think it has something to do with the "word size", but can't seem to find any information as to what the "word size" is in Debian
or RedHat.

Any and All comments/suggestions are more than welcome. Also if anyone knows of some other good text files/documents that talk about buffer overflows I
would be happy to receive links.

Leonard Leblanc






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