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Buffer Overflow Protection, VB.Net, McAfee 8

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I have experienced the "Blank Message Box" problem when using McAfee 8
with Visual Studio and VB. I can disable buffer overflow protection
and it fixes the problem, but it is only temporary as my company uses
McAfee 8.0i Enterprise version. After I disable the buffer overflow
protection, after a short period of time (usually less than a minute or
two), the setting has reverted back. This is apparently an enterprise
wide rule to have it enabled.

Thus I cannot turn it off for any length of time.

Has Microsoft (or McAfee) acknowledged that a problem exists?

I cannot find anything about it on their Knowledge Base.

Does the fact that the Message Boxes are blank indicate they are
overflowing buffers? Or is this a problem with McAfee?

To my mind, buffer overflow protection is a *good* thing, but it drives
me bananas trying to get my work done!
Any suggestions?

Thanks

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Chris

Nov 21 '05 #1
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"Chris" <du******@gmail.com> schrieb:
I have experienced the "Blank Message Box" problem when using McAfee 8
with Visual Studio and VB. I can disable buffer overflow protection
and it fixes the problem, but it is only temporary as my company uses
McAfee 8.0i Enterprise version. After I disable the buffer overflow
protection, after a short period of time (usually less than a minute or
two), the setting has reverted back. This is apparently an enterprise
wide rule to have it enabled.

Thus I cannot turn it off for any length of time.

Has Microsoft (or McAfee) acknowledged that a problem exists?

I cannot find anything about it on their Knowledge Base.

Does the fact that the Message Boxes are blank indicate they are
overflowing buffers? Or is this a problem with McAfee?

This is a McAfee VirusScan problem that NAI is aware of and that can be
fixed by installing a patch:

Patch 5 for McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 8.0i
<URL:https://knowledgemap.nai.com/phpclient/viewKDoc.aspx?url=kb/kb_kb38717.xml&docType=DOC_KnowledgeBase>

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M S Herfried K. Wagner
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Nov 21 '05 #2

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Hi,

http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=kb;en-us;814731

Ken
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I have experienced the "Blank Message Box" problem when using McAfee 8
with Visual Studio and VB. I can disable buffer overflow protection
and it fixes the problem, but it is only temporary as my company uses
McAfee 8.0i Enterprise version. After I disable the buffer overflow
protection, after a short period of time (usually less than a minute or
two), the setting has reverted back. This is apparently an enterprise
wide rule to have it enabled.

Thus I cannot turn it off for any length of time.

Has Microsoft (or McAfee) acknowledged that a problem exists?

I cannot find anything about it on their Knowledge Base.

Does the fact that the Message Boxes are blank indicate they are
overflowing buffers? Or is this a problem with McAfee?

To my mind, buffer overflow protection is a *good* thing, but it drives
me bananas trying to get my work done!
Any suggestions?

Thanks

--
Chris
Nov 21 '05 #3

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