|(jargon)||smash the stack - In C programming, to corrupt the execution stack by
writing past the end of a local array or other data structure.
Code that smashes the stack can cause a return from the
routine to jump to a random address, resulting in insidious
Variants include "trash" the stack, scribble the stack, mangle the stack.
See spam; see also aliasing bug, fandango on core, memory leak, memory smash, precedence lossage, overrun screw.