Code: p541

Severity: Warning


Description: This event is generated when a buffer overflow attack is attempted against a target machine.

Impact: Serious. The attacker may be able to gain remote access to the system or have the ability to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of a system user.

Corrective: Check the target host for other signs of compromise. Look for other events concerning the target host. Apply vendor supplied patches and keep the operating system up to date.