This paper introduces a technique (the "Venetian" exploit) that can be used to permit the execution of a small amount of arbitrary code in a situation where a buffer overflow occurs in a "Unicode" string on the Intel x86 processors. This situation is common in the Windows operating systems but the technique is not operating system specific. how this problem can be overcome, using a technique not dissimilar to the "bridge building" method that can be used to create exploit code using only printable ASCII characters.
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