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Hacking: The Art of Exploitation, 2nd Edition by Jon Erickson

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Hardening Countermeasures

The exploit techniques demonstrated in this chapter have been around for ages. It was only a matter of time for programmers to come up with some clever protection methods. An exploit can be generalized as a three-step process: First, some sort of memory corruption; then, a change in control flow; and finally, execution of the shellcode.

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