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Suse Linux 10.0 and 10.1 (EIP Overflow Questions)


For some reason on suse 10.0 and 10.1 I cannot overflow the buffer so as
to overwrite EIP no matter what. The attached code is a very simple
example to illustrate my issue.  Basically the following is what I get
when the program segfaults on SuSE 10.1.

However, the attached program produced the expected results  0x41414141
in main () on FreeBSD versions 5.3 and 6.1, on redhat 7.2

Any ideas why this is happening?

plato@zion:~> gdb ./overflow
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This GDB was configured as "x86_64-suse-linux"...Using host libthread_db
library "/lib64/libthread_db.so.1".

(gdb) run
Starting program: /home/plato/overflow
warning: Lowest section in system-supplied DSO at 0xffffe000 is .hash at

Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
0x080483ec in main () at overflow.c:6
6       }



Robert Hudock
main () {
char str1[10];
strcpy (str1,