Type your comment> @singham said:
Pl also give details of the vmware workstation image. Additional tools required to be installed, etc. Whether updates are ok or will hamper buffer overflow.
The VMware workstation image I used for buffer overflow only had Immunity Debugger with Mona.py installed. Other than that, slmail, ftpfreefloat and minishare applications. Ftpfreefloat was the main application I used to practice. It was a Windows 7 machine so I just had to remember that my offsets will change after reboot due to ASLR.
I wouldnt bother with updating the buffer overflow VM because you will need to snapshot the base install so when the evaluation expires you can restore.