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What to Do When a Memory Corruption on an Input String Generates a DoS

We often think of vulnerabilities as complex technical problems that are difficult to discover and exploit. But if a special character, such as a foreign-language character, in an application running on a common operating system generates a memory corruption issue, it could potentially result in a denial-of-service (DoS) incident, depending on how complicated it is to restore the service and the number of services impacted.

Mitigating the Risk of a DoS Caused by Memory Corruption

Vulnerabilities that lead to memory corruption may seem trivial, but they could enable a cybercriminal to create a DoS by simply sending a text message to a high-ranking leader within a company.

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