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pe0mot PSI generates buffer oveflow
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7:55:48,1378271 PSIA.exe 3264 QuerySecurityFile C: \Program Files (x86)\Secunia\PSI\SUA BUFFER OVERFLOW Information: DACL

When running procmon from Microsoft sysinternals I see as lot of buffer overflows generated by PSI/SUA.

Seems a serious bug to me.
Is it just me, or anyone else observing this?

Jack

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E.Jeppesen RE: PSI generates buffer oveflow
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Thanks for the observation, but the indication you are seeing is misleading. The wording "buffer overflow" in this case is very confusing and wrong. What is actually happening is that Windows is signalling to the caller of a function, that more information is available, which is perfectly safe and in no way comparable to a buffer overflow error in a security perspective.

The following Technet article discuss the issue in more detail.
http://blogs.technet.com/b/markrussinovich/archive...
pe0mot RE: PSI generates buffer oveflow
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Ok,
thanks for the clear explanation.
Funny guys at Microsoft.
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