The data, tools, and procedures which, when applied to a specific vulnerability, predictably violate the security design of a system.

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How to find stack pointer for overflow bug?

I've read that stack usually starts in same address so the attacker may guess the starting point of the buffer to overflow. This is necessary to know this address to make the malicious code run. I ...
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Why should we focus on protecting root access on a home computer?

I understand why root access should be protected in general, especially in the context of a server environment. An unknown party can essentially control everything you do on a computer remotely ...
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How do I prevent tampering with form submission data, and changing the details for any account?

Although this is something that only employees can use, I'd like to prevent the tampering anyway. I don't like insecure code, and this is hideously insecure. Here's an example link: <a href="#' + ...
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Finding environment variables with gdb, to exploit a buffer overflow

I have to exploit a very simple buffer overflow in a vulnerable C++ program for an assignment and I am not being able to find the environment variable SHELL. I have never worked with BoF before, and ...
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Resources to learn about Windows systems exploitation [closed]

I'm a beginner in penetration testing, and I'm struggling with finding decent material to learn. I used book about nmap, Metasploit, exploit writing etc..., but they contained too much information ...
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Possible Injection to PHP PDO

Expert says that PDO is one of secure scripting from mysql injection. I have read the manual about it and do some little research. And here, I'm trying to get ID value from URL paramater, as in: ...
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Realistic: Exploiting a computer on BIOS/ hardware level in less than an hour? (Infinite preparation time)

I wonder how hard it it to infect a laptop or netbook in 60 minutes or less in a way the victim cannot easily clean their machine by wiping hard disk drives. Let's assume the following: The ...
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Is there any danger in allowing users to host PDF/RTF/DOC files on my web server?

If I were to allow users to host arbitrary PDF/RTF/DOC files on my server all under the same name, but with different query strings would there be anything to worry about? I've heard of PDF/RTF ...
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remote desktop connection to a potentially compromised machine

I am using rdesktop client on Linux to connect to windows machines. If some of these machines were compromised by some evil malware/virus/worm/trojan, is there any way for the malware to "jump" to my ...
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Closely spaced failed logins in auth.log

I have a raspberry-pi (running GNU/Linux) and I recently allowed my router to forward port 22 (ssh) to the raspberry-pi so that I could log in while away from home. I then noticed a bunch of ...
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How is it possible to embed executable code in an image

I was reading up on FireEye and came across this NYTimes article detailing a Skype chat where an image was sent that was laden with malware: Quote: To gain access to information on the ...
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Collecting Information from CVE and MSB to write proof-of-concept

I am currently interested in knowing how to write some proof-of-concept code for recent vulnerabilities that are released every month by the CVE and Microsoft Security Bulletin. These websites list ...
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Are Sun/Oracle's SPARC processors invulnerable to buffer overrun exploits?

We all use Intel architectures these days, in small part because Oracle has totally dropped the ball regarding SPARC CPU development. But with so many now saying that protection against viruses is ...
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Exploiting buffer overflow

When I download a copy of a vulnerable program and try to exploit it by buffer overflow (any internal function calling as a payload), it works. However, when I made a same type of vulnerable program ...
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Examples for practicing reverse engineering/disassembly of win32 .executables

I remember back in the day, there used to be a website where users would post hackits in the form of win32 exes for users to crack. Usually the goal was to defeat some sort of DRM, such as a nag ...
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How did GamerFood hack the Starcraft IEM Taipei Tournament? [closed]

During the recently completed professional Starcraft tournament, Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) Taipei 2015, the notorious cheat software company Team Gamer Food hacked the cast somehow. How did they do ...
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msfvenom -b flag not working?

When using msfvenom, I am under the assumption that the following syntax should give me shellcode without \x00 \x0a \x0d or \x40, because of the -b option msfvenom -p windows/shell/bind_tcp -b ...
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Hack to change the webpage of a website? [closed]

Recently, there is a website by Malaysia Airline got hacked and their main page has been defaced, below is a link to that article ...
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concrete real-life examples where grsecurity prevented an exploit

From theoretical point of view, grsecurity kernel patch looks like a great hardening tool. Most importantly, PaX seems like a good idea. Do these theoretical advantages have indeed practical effect ...
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What could be the possible exploit for android adware vulnerability?

I have read about the adware vulnerability here. An adware is a software that automatically displays or downloads advertising material like banners or pop-ups when a user is online. I have seen many ...
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On Hawkes' technique to bypass canaries

I found this reference to bypass canaries: http://sota.gen.nz/hawkes_openbsd.pdf It recommends to brute force the canary byte-for-byte. I don't understand how this works: "Technique is to brute force ...
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find if 0-day flash bug was exploited (on a particular machine)

There have been several critical 0-day exploits in the past days/weeks in Flash alone. Nobody knows how long the 0-days have been exploited, and it is reasonable to expect that there are 0-days being ...
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How to organize a CTF?

In the context of an IT event, my team would organize a CTF (Capture The Flag). About the challenges (we’re working on them). I want to have some references on the types and levels of difficulty that ...
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Are firefox bugs cross platform? [duplicate]

I use Ubuntu and last firefox version. I opened an image with firefox, and a crash occurred. Let's assume it's a crafted jpg to run an exploit, and execute arbitrary code. To sum up: (1) Firefox ...
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How do ASLR and DEP work?

How do Address Space Layout Randomisation (ASLR) and Data Execution Prevention (DEP) work, in terms of preventing vulnerabilities from being exploited? Can they be bypassed?
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Is it dangerous to append search query to the base URL?

I'm testing drupal website and I've noticed that search query gets appended to the base URL in the response, like so: query: "hey ho: there" http://www.baseurl.com/search/node/hey ho%3A there query: ...
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Bad USB and other Exploits of USB Devices

Can every USB device and most of the chips in other hardware be reprogrammed like it works with the Bad USB hack to inject malware into the operating system? For example i got a DVD burner that i ...
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Reasonable source of old proof-of-concept attacks

I am relatively new to the area of cyber security but have a reasonable knowledge of several programming languages, assembly (x86 in particular) and scripting. In light of the recent Shellshock and ...
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Getting a DEP exception when trying to call SetProcessDEPException(false)

I'm demonstrating an exploit for an old app. On Windows XP SP3 32bit (EN), the address of SetProcessDEPPolicy() is usually 0x7C8622A4. I have that version of Windows (in English as well) and I've ...
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Case Studies of high profile hacks [closed]

Every hack happens because of a form of security vulnerability or another, and I feel that the best way to avoid/fix these vulnerabilities is to learn about them. Is there anywhere on the internet ...
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Printf inject 0x00

When performing a format string exploit, how do you inject an address that contains 0x00? #include<stdio.h> int main(int argc,char *argv[]) { char buf[80]; snprintf(buf, 79, argv[1]); ...
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Security of root terminal (su -) when logged into X

I often log into X as normal user (of course), open terminal and switch to root: su - I have then a terminal owned by user but effectively with root privileges. Are there any security issues in ...
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Web/App vulnerability responsibility [closed]

While auditing a few web apps and websites I uncovered a few serious vulnerabilities which I've since flagged (responsibly, of course). One of the things I noticed was that several development ...
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SET tool autopwn website type penetration [closed]

I tried to hack my second computer and phone in my local network. I am not very experienced so instead of picking the particular options and payloads i just pressed autopwn to use them all instantly. ...
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Parallel systems, in case any of two has known exploits

As software becomes more and more complex it's harder and harder to keep it secure down the entire line. Discussing this problem with a friend we were opting some pretty extreme solutions and wondered ...
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known public exploits for vsftpd 2.0.1/2.0.5

I somehow noticed that there were numerous reports of security vulnerabilities of vsftpd 2.0.1~2.0.5; however, there just seems to be no public exploits. The server I am working on has vsftpd 2.0.5 ...
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Exploiting through a filtered port

I'm doing some pentesting against a machine the lecturer set up in the lab. NMAP shows port 445 to be filtered and Nessus confirms the ms08_067 vulnerability is present on that machine. I tried ...
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Can I exploit Windows kernel from user-mode application?

In this document is detailed technique of exploiting Windows kernel. But writer is talking about accessing kernel memory & doing exploit from user-mode application at the same time. Can I do this ...
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Nessus Scan Port ID mapped to Metasploit Vulnerability exploits

My Question: Is there any sort of website that maps Nessus Scan IDs to Metasploit Vulnerabilities? My Situation: I'm learning about penetration testing and I'm beginning to get frustrated seeing a ...
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8 extra bytes in stack

i am new to buffer overflow and learning from securitytube.net website but in 7th video i got stucked Buffer Overflow Primer Part 7 (Exploiting A Program Demo) In this when the value of egg is passed ...
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Are photographs of fingerprints a security risk?

It should be trivial to get fingerprint patterns for many of the most important people in the world, as they frequently (enough) wave their hand, palms forward, to many HD cameras. Is it possible to ...
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3 byte address of system call and exit call

i am trying to exploit a buffer overflow vulnerability in ubuntu (kernel version 3.0.0-12 generic i686) by using the method return to libc and the stack is not exploiting ? By while exploiting i ...
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MS08_067 with Metasploit [closed]

I'm learning how to use Metasploit. I'm using VirtualBox to run a VM with Kali Linux (192.168.56.101) and another with Windows XP SP1 (192.168.56.103). The two VMs can ping each other and Windows ...
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Execute form environmental variable while stack is not executable

Strange thing happened. I created EGG=NOPs + shellcode. Then i get the address of EGG; I made buffer overflow and jumped to it and get the shell(address of shell is the second parametr). How is this ...
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Why does printf() vulnerability require 4-bytes of junk data? - “Hacking: The Art of Exploitation”

I've been reading "Hacking: The Art of Exploitation 2nd Ed." and I hit a part that's not explained clearly enough for me. In the section "Writing to an Arbitrary Address" Jon Erickson creates a ...
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How does infection through web surfing work?

Often I read about compromise due to visit a malicious site which download some exploit to your computer. I've never seen a detailed process, all books/tutorials I read just say sentences like "once ...
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How does BeEF work? (working understanding)

I have recently come across the BeEF- a browser exploitation tool. In most of the articles, it is said time and again that it is developed for research and pen test purposes! Has anyone worked with ...
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Only HTTP(S) port is open. Why do I need to worry about unpatched software?

Unpatched software poses no risk by themselves. They're only problematic when someone exploits it. How could malware get into my system if I do have unpatched software in general and I'm connected to ...
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Exploit SoakSoak injected in Wordpress

I have recently received an attack to my website and Google is warning visitors to not load the page. The malware is located in wp-includes/js/swfobject.js of my Wordpress and I had deleted it but ...
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Can webcams be turned on without the indicator light?

I've made a series of penetration tests in my network and one of the things I've tried was to record webcam and microphone. Recording an end-user's microphone seems to be a stealth thing, but what ...