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buffer overflow

Abbreviations / Acronyms / Synonyms:

BOF

Definitions:

  A condition at an interface under which more input can be placed into a buffer or data holding area than the capacity allocated, overwriting other information. Adversaries exploit such a condition to crash a system or to insert specially crafted code that allows them to gain control of the system.
Sources:
NIST SP 800-82 Rev. 2 under Buffer Overflow

  A condition at an interface under which more input can be placed into a buffer or data holding area than the intended capacity allocated (due to insecure or unbound allocation parameters), which overwrites other information. Attackers exploit such a condition to crash a system or to insert specially crafted code that allows them to gain control of the system.
Sources:
CNSSI 4009-2015 from CNSSI 1011
NIST SP 800-28 Version 2 under Buffer Overflow