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HIPS 8.0 Linux - Buffer Overflow Protection?


I have just read "Host Intrusion Prevention 800 Product Guide for ePO 450" and found some

not completely clear statement about Buffer Overflow Protection.

On the one hand it is saying that

"It protects the server’s operating system along with Apache web servers, with an emphasis on preventing buffer overflow attacks".

On the other side (2 lines further) it is saying

"Not all policies that protect a Windows client are available for the Linux client. In brief, Host Intrusion Prevention protects the host server from harmful attacks but does not offer network intrusion protection, including buffer overflow."

So my question is, does HIPS 8.0 under Linux protect against Buffer Overflows? At least for the Kernel?

Thank you for your help in this matter.

Kind Regards,


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