CGC Summer Intern 2014 Cadet from West Point Military Academy
DARPA performer group
This is an unusually simple service written by a military cadet as his first ever C program. It is intended as a data point as an incredibly simple service, with an incredibly simple vulnerability, written by an inexperienced programmer.
The underlying service itself is a palindrome detector.
CWE-121: Stack-based Buffer Overflow
The palindrome vulnerability is a vanilla buffer overflow on the stack. The program allocates 64 bytes of stack space for network input and reads up to 128 bytes at a time.
The only intended challenge posed by this service is that it was written by an inexperienced C programmer and consequently it may look different than other test cases.