A bug hunter's diary : a guided tour through the wilds of software security

by Klein, Tobias.

Format: Print Book 2011
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction QA76.9.D43 K5813 2011
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
Call Number  QA76.9.D43 K5813 2011
Seemingly simple bugs can have drastic consequences, allowing attackers to compromise systems, escalate local privileges, and otherwise wreak havoc on a system. A Bug Hunter's Diary follows security expert Tobias Klein as he tracks down and exploits bugs in some of the world's most popular software, like Apple's iOS, the VLC media player, web browsers, and even the Mac OS X kernel. In this one-of-a-kind account, you'll see how the developers responsible for these flaws patched the bugs or failed to respond at all. As you follow Klein on his journey, you'll gain deep technical knowledge and insight into how hackers approach difficult problems and experience the true joys (and frustrations) of bug hunting. Along the way you'll learn how to: Use field-tested techniques to find bugs, like identifying and tracing user input data and reverse engineering Exploit vulnerabilities like NULL pointer dereferences, buffer overflows, and type conversion flaws Develop proof of concept code that v
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Subjects Debugging in computer science.
Computer security.
Malware (Computer software)
Publisher San Francisco :No Starch Press,2011
Other Titles Aus dem Tagebuch eines Bughunters.
Language English
Description x, 194 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9781593273859 (pbk.)
1593273851 (pbk.)
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