Understanding buffer overflow and memory structure

Hello All,

I am having a really hard time understanding how an overflow is possible in memory  and what happens with the different segments when a buffer overflow occurs. I am also having problems understanding what happens to the ESP when a POP or PUSH operation happens.

Can anyone shed some light?

Thanks!
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Michael-BestCommented:
To answer your first question, "Understanding buffer overflow"
See buffer overflow at searchsecurity.techtarget.com
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http://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/definition/buffer-overflow
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