• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer allows attackers to execute arbitrary code, alter the intended control flow, read sensitive information, or cause a system to crash. This course introduces ways to identify and mitigate this security weakness, referenced as CWE-119 by the 2020 CWE Top 25.

Learning Objectives

On successful completion of this course, learners should have the knowledge and skills to:

  • Use a vetted library or framework (such as SafeStr) that does not allow this weakness to occur or provides constructs that make this weakness easier to avoid
  • Double check that your buffer is as large as you specify
  • Check buffer boundaries when accessing the buffer in a loop to ensure that you are not in danger of writing past the allocated space

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) identified within the Specialty Areas listed below. Click to view Specialty Area details within the interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.