SMASH THE STACK
\smˈaʃ ðə stˈak], \smˈaʃ ðə stˈak], \s_m_ˈa_ʃ ð_ə s_t_ˈa_k]\
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In C programming, to corrupt the execution stack bywriting past the end of a local array or other data structure.Code that smashes the stack can cause a return from theroutine to jump to a random address, resulting in insidiousdata-dependent bugs.Variants include "trash" the stack, scribble the stack,mangle the stack.See spam; see also aliasing bug, fandango on core,memory leak, memory smash, precedence lossage, overrunscrew.
By Denis Howe
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