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

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Understanding Buffer Overflows

Buffer overflows. I've been hearing & reading about them for quite some time now but I've never really understood them properly. So.. Buffer overflows... What are they and how do they work? ...
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Accidentally came across the source code for some malware, what to do?

I accidentally, the other day, went to a dodgy site, and today I discovered that in my cache there lay a text file. And after reading the contents of the file, I have deduced that it is the source ...
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Can these html tags and attribs make my site vulnerable?

I am developing a social website and want to allow user ONLY these html tags and attributes in their posts: tags: <img>, <b>, <strong>, <blockquote>, <a> attributes: ...
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Disguising as another computer using SMB Relay?

I've got a server that constantly checks for the existence of certain parameters on every PC in the web using SMB, if it fails to find those parameters it marks it as a rogue PC. I've understood that ...
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Can you exploit an Internet IP adress just like a LAN IP address?

Is exploiting an Internet IP address as simple as exploiting a LAN IP address? i.e.: Scan that IP for vulnerabilities and open ports using tools like nmap or nikto Use a vulnerability and set the ...
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Steps after getting hit with malware or browser exploits on Xubuntu

Well, today I was browsing the internet and I suddenly got redirected to a chinese hosted malware site and firefox started going crazy. I checked the url on virustotal with my phone and it found other ...
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Is a precompiled Java program affected by Java vulnerabilities?

We know that Oracle publishes Java updates due to vulnerabilities / security issues and therefore we should make sure that we have installed the latest version of Java. Now there exist programs like ...
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How can the CVE-2008-5100 vulnerability be exploited [closed]

I cant get the way to exploit or understand this vulnerability CVE-2008-5100 Retrieved x-aspnet-version header: 2.0.50727 need to know the specific way
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Why are discovered vulnerabilities of suspicious/illegal online software published? [closed]

For example, the Tor network has recently been hit by a reveal of a major exploit in a research paper. Isn’t publishing the details on the exploits completely counter-productive as the developers of ...
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apple.com exploit attempt?

I recently browsed to apple.com; and the page crashed a few times, then after I reloaded I was given this alert after my browser attempted to redirect to ...
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Why did this attack use 0.0.0.0 as IP address and why did it work?

Working through this exercise in network forensics, the attacker used a buffer overflow exploit to send commands to the victim's command prompt. The commands open an FTP session and download some ...
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Proof of Concept file for a trial work around

I found a work around in the trial system of a piece of software. What should I include in the Proof of Concept file assuming that the trial system can be exploited just by changing a string within a ...
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“Memory Sinkhole” attack and virtual machines?

Recently a design flaw in some Intel X86 processors was revealed at Blackhat. The flaw enables malicious code to gain access to SMM. The flaw can be exploited by an attacker with administrator ...
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How to check if your phone got hacked [closed]

Since the Stagefright exploit is very common on many devices I wanted to ask if there is any way to check if someone has used this exploit on a given device. Like check the processes for unknown ...
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Bash Shellshock

I am trying to find out if my devices are vulnerable to bash shellshock. I have run the commands found on https://shellshocker.net. It seems my devices are both susceptible to only one of the ...
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MSFConsole/Kali Linux - gain root access to unix system

I am messing around with Kali Linux, MSFConsole and DVWA (Damn Vulnerable Web Application). I have successfully been able to get into the system (Raspberry Pi) by creating a PHP backdoor and uploaded ...
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Is Google 2-factor “Remember this Computer” secure against adversaries with root access?

This question concerns the type of 2-factor authentication implemented by Google Accounts. The response to this question describes securing transfer of the secret key via a secure cookie. But what ...
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Why do I hear about so many Java insecurities? Are other languages more secure?

I really like the Java programming language, but I continuously hear about how insecure it is. Googling 'java insecure' or 'java vulnerabilities' brings up multiple articles talking about why you ...
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Why Skype discloses my IP address to anybody? [closed]

Apparently there is a Skype exploit that allows people to obtain your IP address through your Skype username if you're online. The problem has existed since 2012. There exists countless websites which ...
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Perl doesn't print 0x00 [migrated]

I wanted to experiment with the NOP SLED technique. I got the sled and the shellcode into an environment variable and I got its address. So i wanted to execute the vulnerable program and as an ...
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Does Microsoft EMET protect against latest Hacking Team Adobe Flash 0-day exploit?

If I were to not update Adobe Flash and instead used the old version (from before the Hacking Team 0-day exploit was published in the internet), in that case, would Microsoft EMET protect me from the ...
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Is using separate stacks for return addresses and function arguments a viable security measure?

As far as I know, many exploits rely on overwriting return address of the function they try to exploit. They do it by buffer overruns. But what if the compiler set up two separate stacks far from each ...
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Is there any risk in allowing clients to be fed opengl shaders?

I'm working on a project that may eventually involve server specified fragment and vertex shaders. What are the possible risks of allowing a third party to send fragment/vertex shaders and execute ...
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Is this exploit on household appliances really as bad as it sounds?

CNN article link. The article claims that a household appliance can be hacked by reprogramming the circuits inside of it to release electromagnetic waves that could release system information, but ...
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Is allowing unfiltered curl request from a website a vulnerability?

Recently I was on a website which provided some non-sense feature: Enter a URL Press enter HTML source of a given URL is displayed It basically fetched a URL and just dumped the contents of it. ...
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How to analyse a suspicious Encapsulated Postscript file?

How can you analyze an encapsulated PostScript file that has a standard header, but is way too big? There is a EPS file which has a size of 1.8MB. When it is reconverted to EPS, the resulting file is ...
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Simple exploit leads to wrong EIP and EBP

I have a simple program: void bug(char *arg1) { char name[128]; strcpy(name, arg1); printf("Hello %s\n", name); } int main(int argc, char **argv) { if (argc < 2) { ...
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Famous XSS attacks over JavaScript [closed]

I'm about to graduate in "Computer Science", and I'm writing thesis about the Javascript vulnerabilities. In particular, I'm analyzing the JS vulnerabilities that allow XSS attacks. I would like to ...
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Using .apk files to reverse_tcp and exploit on android? [closed]

I have been able to install and run the application that I plan on exploiting. Once the app is running I am able to exploit the application. In my testing environment I am able to do this just fine. ...
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Where to report malicious URLs, phishing, and malicious web sites?

I recently discovered that my web site was hacked: there was a HTML hidden div selling about shoes... I Googled the text in question and voila: thousands of sites have been hacked. Check this out: ...
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Is it possible to encode bytes in an buffer overflow exploit that bypass string functions?

Disclaimer: this exploit is purely for educational use. In this exploit I play the role of the victim and the software exploited is written by me alone. I have a simple HTTP server that I want to ...
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Can malicious code trigger without the user executing or opening the file?

If a file is downloaded from the Internet, and saved on disk, but is not opened by a user (if we keep autorun off), are there any chances that malicious code (e.g. a virus) in the file could trigger? ...
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Metasploit pattern not working for buffer overflow for SLMail 5.5 [closed]

I'm trying to do a buffer overflow on SLMail 5.5. I see where EIP is when I send 2606 A's to the program using my script. However, I cannot get the Metasploit pattern creator to work. I want to use ...
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gray hat hacking 4th edition question

Example Using find.c Using find.c as an example, how would this manual source code auditing process work? We need to start with user data entering the program. As seen in the preceding ITS4 output, a ...
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.JPEG File upload shell via EXIF comments

I came across this advisory recently and I'm a bit confused by both exploits, but specifically the file upload vulnerability. I don't understand how to actually exploit this condition (or even why ...
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Browser as Honey-Pot, is there?

I'm watching all this movement around Metasploit project, the great number of different exploitation plugins, and thousands of exploit packs. Now, it is real truth, anyone could configure his own ...
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Temporary XSS Vulnerability

I found xss on a textarea field. When you enter a character to this field it output the character in real time so when I input the following code: <input onclick=alert(document.cookie)> there ...
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Unable to execute shellcode in stack with no DEP

Here is the simplest example to show my problem. Everything is in WinXp sp3 with DEP disabled. char f() { // shellcode starting with some NOPs, char shellcode[400]= { 0x90, 0x90, ...
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Questions regarding Bad USB exploit

I own a Netbook and my external DVD Drive is possibly infected with Bad USB. If I install Ubuntu using this infected DVD drive, could my system be taken over during installation process or later when ...
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What kinds of attacks can VLAN's mitigate? [closed]

Assuming these very basic kinds of attacks: Header based Protocol based Authentication based Traffic based What would using a VLAN mitigate? Several people seem to be overthinking the question. ...
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How can I protect myself from this kind of clipboard abuse?

Clipboard abuse from websites Many websites use JavaScript or CSS to stealthily insert or replace text in the user's clipboard whenever they copy information from the page. As far as I know this is ...
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Why is it a security problem not to update one's browser?

Is it in general a security problem not to update your browser. Firefox constantly prompts me to update my browser, but how dangerous is it to not update? As part of this question, I would like to ...
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Trusted vulnerability database source [closed]

Would like to ask currently, is the National Vulnerability Database (NVD) still the place to go if you want to search for update vulnerabilities for different products? I find that some product ...
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Passing arrays to a function call (Bufer Overflow)

I need to execute a call to cat on a target file using a buffer overflow in a challenge app (can't execute on the stack, but can use libc). For reference, in C this is valid code for what I'm trying ...
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HTTPonly cookies

I was tasked to perform as scan against a lab and Nessus returned an "Apache HTTP Server httpOnly Cookie Information Disclosure" vulnerability. What I would like to know is what these cookies contain ...
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How to notify Adobe about a software issue

Recently, I stumbled upon a way to reset the software trial of any product under the adobe suite. It's as simple as changing some attributes within a few files. I'm assuming that it can be deemed an ...
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In Metasploit, how to use a custom exe as payload?

Question was once on a mailing list but wasn't answered. I want to use a custom exe as a payload in metasploit. For example when I use exploit/multi/browser/java_atomicreferencearray and want to ...
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Why are Adobe Flash exploits found so often? [closed]

Over the last couple of years Adobe Flash published bug fixes for (zero-day) exploits so often, that the installation is already annoying. But why are exploits so often found in this particular ...
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What is the corrupted image vulnerability? How does it work?

What exactly happens when someone injects malicious binary code into an image file (on Windows)? How is that done?
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Metasploit new exploits failed [closed]

Why can't I use new exploits like exploit/multi/browser/adobe_flash_nellymoser_bof ? I tried to access it, but I can't even find it in MSF search Adobe or Flash or anything like this. What should I ...