SecureStack Takes Stab at Stopping Buffer Overflows
- By Scott Bekker
Windows systems from buffer overflow attacks, SecureWave SA is sending forth
SecureStack 1.0. The product detects when an outside party tries to execute
unauthorized code and prevents the attacker from gaining control of a system.
consists of a Windows NT/2000 kernel mode driver that ensures that data stored
in memory cannot be executed by smashing the stack. The product works well in
Windows NT environments, and SecureWave is working on a new version to hurdle
performance problems in Windows 2000 systems.
SecureStack supports only single processor machines. A detection-only version
of the product is available for free from the company. Only the professional
version both detects and prevents attempted buffer overflow attacks.
Scott Bekker is editor in chief of Redmond Channel Partner magazine.