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

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Can “cat-ing” a file be a potential security risk?

I often use cat on the console to view the contents of files, and every now and then I accidentally cat a binary file which basically produces gibberish and system beeps. However today I've ...
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What type of probing sends GET /“ data ” to a server?

During monitoring of webserver logs I've stumbled upon those standard probings for wordpress exploits etc, like No route found for "GET /wp-login.php" (uncaught exception) No route found for "GET ...
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Fomat String vulnerability used to display data outside the function stack frame?

if we run the following code using the input "hi", the output will simply be "hi" main(int argc, char **argv) { char *secret = "This is a secret 1\n"; char *secret2 = "This is ...
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How do exploits and payloads work together?

I knew about the metasploit framework since a few good years ago, but I never really got into it. I have some knowledge when it comes to networks, but I am not a PRO. I've tested some things with ...
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Is it illegal to publish an exploit against a known vulnerability in US?

Is it illegal to publish an exploit against a known vulnerability in US? The exploit could be published in one's blog or places like exploit-DB. It seems that in countries like Germany and France such ...
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iPhone 5c iOS 7.1 deleted video recovery?

Can a video that was deleted from an iPhone 5c running iOS 7.1 be recovered? 1) the video was not in the camera roll 2) the video was deleted 3 weeks before seizure of device 3) app used to ...
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How dangerous is the security hole CVE-2014-019?

There is a security hole CVE-2014-019 in the Linux kernel since 2.6.31-rc3 which allows local users to cause a denial of service (memory corruption and system crash) or gain privileges How ...
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Practicing pentesting locally

After watching videos and downloading just about every possible pen-testing tool out there to play around with and learn. How do you setup test beds and practice scenarios to crack? With RE people ...
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Exploiting XP SP3 with local privilege escalation [closed]

I'm trying to exploit my virtual machine (windows xp sp3) by cve-2013-5065. I created exe from python script and ran on my virtual machine. It successfully spawned new shell but cmd.exe was not with ...
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Heap spray against 64-bit processes - possible?

Are heap spray exploits possible, if the process we're attacking is a 64-bit process? Naively, it seems like the 64-bit address makes it difficult to mount a heap spray: to fill all (or a significant ...
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Is there a difference between GET and POST for web application security?

I have 2 choices in sending data between 2 web applications. I encode the data in Base64 and append to the URL and retrieve these parameters at my destination application and decode the parameters. ...
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How do you stop a hacker when their IP address is 0.0.0.0?

Wordfence reports the following visitor: An unknown location at IP 0.0.0.0 visited 4 hours 45 mins ago IP: 0.0.0.0 Browser: Baiduspider version 2.0 Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Baiduspider/2.0; ...
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Information disclosure attack, using a heap overflow

A typical strategy for defeating ASLR is to find both a buffer overflow bug and an information disclosure bug. But when attacking servers that are automatically restarted whenever they crash/die, is ...
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Memory Corruption in C/C++

I'm doing a study on Memory Corruption. I need to compile a list of all the exploitable memory corruption issues that have been recognized till date and provide a sample vulnerable code for it. I ...
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Metasploit generating strange shellcode

So I just used metasploit to generate the payload/linux/x86/shell_bind_tcp payload without null bytes (generate -t raw -b '\x00' -f shellcode). Here's the shellcode: $ xxd -p shellcode ...
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Exploiting Writeable SNMP

So, I've come across a couple of devices that are using default writable community names for SNMP such as 'private' (on windows machines) and 'Secret c0de' (on Brocade switches). I'm aware of the ...
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Automatic exploit searches

How to automatically search and download exploits which matches for example with kernel release ? Is there for example a public REST web service which provide data in XML or JSON format to a client ...
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Is possible to exploit C#, Java, Python or any language that is running inside VM (i.e. managed runtime)

Is it possible to exploit a vulnerable application that is running inside a process virtual machine? Let's say that we have buffer overflow vulnerability in a Java application but the JVM isn't ...
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How is a process forced to execute binary code?

I want to understand how a vulnerable internet facing process on some computer is exploited to run arbitrary binary code. I understand how buffer overflows could be used to overwrite the return ...
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DNS settings compromised from WAN on Edimax ADSL router

My home network Edimax AR-7084gB ADSL modem/router with firmware verison 2.9.5.0(RUE0.C2A)3.5.18.0 was exploited from WAN few days ago. The attacker changed DNS server settings - primary server to ...
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How does binary code execution vulnerability work on a modern OS?

In a modern OS I think that: the .text section where binary assembled CPU instructions are stored cannot be modified the .data/.bss section is marked as no-execute so that the information there will ...
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What happens if my ISP gives me an IP address that's already being used [closed]

Like the title says, what happens if my ISP gives my connection (by accident/on purpose) a public IP address that someone else is currently using to browse the web or send an email or pay his bills? ...
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where to find a detailed demonstration on how to imitate the Token Kidnapping exploit by Argeniss?

I am looking for a way to do the Token Kidnapping’s Revenge exploit by Argeniss. (The vulnerability is explained in here) I am studying security (beginner) and I would like to imitate the attack to ...
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compromising DVRs to become bitcoin mining bot [duplicate]

I read this article, about an exploit which highjacks a DVR to become a "bitcoin mining bot". The heart of the attack is to send a binary using just echo comands to the device, which acts as a ...
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Specific security concerns with (now unupdatable) Win XP [duplicate]

I'm trying to quantify the exact risk I'm subjecting my PC to if leaving it with Windows XP as opposed to upgrading it to e.g. Windows 7, an upgrade that would be very time-costly in my case. I don't ...
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What types of software vulnerabilities are out there? [closed]

I have search a lot in the internet and I didn't find anything that is directly answer my question. What type of vulnerabilities are out there. I mean vulnerabilities like buffer overrun, not like XSS ...
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Similar products to MS EMET [closed]

Following the weekend announcement from Microsoft regarding the vulnerability in IE I have been looking at additional security defences for our endpoints. I've read some technical documentation and ...
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Is nc -l unexploitable?

Suppose I want to set up a server as a test, and I want it exposed to the Internet, giving any IP access. It could be for any reason or no reason. I don't want it to be at risk of a buffer ...
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Are exploits platform dependent?

Looking over an overview of the newest published IE exploit, I noticed what I think is assembly. I don't know anything about exploit development, but I know a little about assembly. Seeing that ...
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Zero-Day Exploit targeting Internet Explorer Versions 9 through 11

Few days ago, FireEye has found a vulnerability, which affects all versions of IE (even the latest 11). Microsoft has official statement regarding this issue. FireEye wrote a technical article on ...
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How secure is OpenSSH on FreeBSD?

In a discussion about the recent OpenSSL information disclosure vulnerability, the subject of OpenSSH being vulnerable came up. While OpenSSH is not vulnerable due to the problem lying in the TLS ...
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Is there a way to get msfpayload to generate a regular cmd.exe reverse tcp shell? [closed]

It looks like msfpayload now generates a powershell-based payload when you pass it windows/reverse_tcp_shell. Is there a way to generate a regular cmd.exe reverse shell instead? Thanks!
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Getting exploit reliability when using the off by one framepointer overwrite on linux

We have a program that is vulnerable to a one byte frame pointer overwrite. The stack is marked executable, the Linux machine has aslr disabled, stack cookies are disabled, and it's a little endian ...
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how can I secure my static ip router?

hi I have a static ip and someone is hacking my computer trought it I tried to format my computer and making a clean install but he keeps penetrating it this time i tried to install the AV before ...
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What should a website operator do about the Heartbleed OpenSSL exploit?

CVE-2014-0160 http://heartbleed.com This is supposed to be a canonical question on dealing with the Heartbeat exploit. I run an Apache web server with OpenSSL, as well as a few other utilities ...
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Local lan drive by download

Basically, I'm testing a local network, on which I'm able to use ARP spoofing. I now want to try and infect one of the Windows boxes on the network with a backdoor. I could inject an iframe into their ...
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Heartbleed client side attack: What can the attacker obtain? [duplicate]

If I have got this right in my head it would be a simple enough task to combine arp spoofing on a public WiFi to redirect clients to an evil SSL server which sends malformed heartbeat requests or to ...
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Does xkcd.com/1353 overstate heartbleed's capability?

Today's xkcd has characters discussing heartbleed: Megan: I mean, this bug isn't just broken encryption. Megan: It lets website visitors make a server dispense random memory contents. Megan: It's ...
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OpenSSL exploit [closed]

I have read about recent vulnerability in openssl. I tried to exploit one of my cloud servers where I run my web sites. I managed to get 64 KB of data. But what I managed to get was only HTML, CSS, ...
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Is it possible to use a .Net payload with metasploit?

I'm not exactly sure how metasploit works when exploiting a target machine, and it has been a while since of played with it, so forgive me. Instead of using meterpreter as a payload in metasploit, ...
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How does SEH based exploit bypass DEP and ASLR?

I am new to structured exception handling based exploits. Why don't we put our return address directly in SE handler to jump to our shellcode? (with no safe SEH) Can anybody explain the reason of ...
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Windows DLL Injection

In the past recent years of mine, I have been doing a lot of DLL injection with a few indie games and MMORPGs. I fully understand how to do it, and how it works for allowing these games to work not as ...
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How can I verify my machine is not vulnerable from a specific exploit?

I'm running Ubuntu 8.04 TLS linux 2.6.24-23, I find that CVE-2009-2692 which exploits by using sock_sendpage() null pointer dereference. It describes this exploit affects linux version prior to 2.6.31 ...
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WordPress Private Expoit? [closed]

I have a friend who said he has a private exploit for all WordPress ran websites. I asked him to take down my private blog, to see if it is real. He couldn't do it. I tried to get some more ...
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A renamed exe automatically running

We are currently developing a web app that allows users to upload files to act as attachments to information they provide. Obviously allowing users to upload any file types is very dangerous, ...
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ROP resistant gadgetless binaries

G-Free: defeating return-oriented programming through gadget-less binaries This paper describes what seems like a really cool technique to prevent ROP attacks if the source is availible. They use an ...
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How to determine the size of payloads available in MetaSploit

I've noticed that there are a lot of different payloads to choose from in MetaSploit, and the choice (assuming there's enough room in the target) usually depends on what you're trying to do. However, ...
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How could someone exploit the OS an ATM is running?

As I'm sure many of you have heard, the end of support for Windows XP is the supposed apocalypse for ATM's worldwide. I am cognizant of the fact that this ensures that no more patches are issued, and ...
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How to get this to buffer overflow?

I'm trying to understand buffer overflow, and am working with a simple piece of code, as below. #include <stdlib.h> #include <stdio.h> #include <string.h> int bof(char *str) { ...
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Recent Fritz Box exploit

Background info: About 50% of the ADSL and cable internet access in Germany (and presumably parts of the EU) goes over AVM Fritz routers, either verbatim or rebranded as e.g. "1&1 Home Server" or ...