Glossary of Compliance

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Buffer Overflow

Buffers are memory storage areas that keep data temporarily as it is moved from one location to another. When the amount of data exceeds the memory buffer’s storage capacity, a buffer overflow (or buffer overrun) occurs. The application that is trying to copy the data to the buffer, as a result, overwrites nearby memory locations.

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