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Can hackers detect my operating system?

I've seen people demonstrating the use of backtrack to attack VMs. In one of the components of backtrack, it shows the operating system of the targets. Since support for Windows XP is ending soon, i ...
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Where can I find exploit code?

I am doing VA/PT on a sample web application. I run the Nessus scanner and I found some high severity vulnerabilities that are related to HP System Management Homepage. The CVE-numbers are: CVE-2010-...
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MS16-032 Privilege Escalation - how to get system in the same shell? [on hold]

When I used MS16-032, it opened a new CMD with admin privilege, but I want to do it remotely without showing a new window to the user. How can I use it remotely and get admin in the same shell not ...
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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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Is it possible to inject HTML into image to provoke XSS?

Some answers mention that it's possible to inject attacker-controlled HTML into images and therefore provoke XSS. I guess that this HTML will be processed by browser only if hole exists in browser. ...
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Can Data Flow Integrity prevent all memory errors from being exploited?

Memory errors can occur in basically every program. Since memory errors are pretty much unavoidable, I wonder what a program needs to be at least impossible to exploit. A lot of research focuses on ...
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Can a powered down cell phone be turned on remotely?

I know this is tin-foil hat fodder, but at least one judicial opinion referenced a bug that could track/listen in on the subject "whether the phone was powered on or off," although that may have been ...
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Methods root can use to elevate itself to kernel mode

When most Linux users hear "root", they think of the maximum possible privilege on a computer. Some even think that root runs in ring 0. But in reality, root is just a regular user running in ring 3, ...
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iPhone 5/6 RAM security

I'm interested in how the RAM can be exploited in iPhone 5+, iOS 8+. I've previously discussed general iPhone encryption and from the response it reads: There are many exploits over the years ...
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Is it possible to encode a Flash exploit with msfencode?

I am using a Flash exploit from metasploit, exploit/multi/browser/adobe_flash_hacking_team_uaf. The Cisco FirePOWER services notice these signatures and drop the packets. I was wondering about the ...
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Exploiting MD5 vulnerability in this PHP form?

I've been practicing in security-related topics and I came upon this problem which I don't understand at all. You receive a form with one input named pass, and this is the code you need to bypass: &...
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What is the difference between vulnerability identification and exploitation?

Are strings like AND '1' = '2 and <script>alert('xss')</script> used to identify SQL injection and XSS vulnerability exploits? If so, when black-box testing a house made web application, ...
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How does the ERAD device gain access to your personal bank account?

I am trying to get specifics on how exactly this ERAD device is able to access and withdraw from personal bank accounts. http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2016/6/8/1536190/-Oklahoma-has-started-using-...
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Control flow integrity and data flow integrity

Most of todays exploits can be prevented by control flow integrity (CFI). However, there are also data only exploits (e.g. Heartbleed, read arbitrary data/keys). These exploits could be prevented by ...
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How to use metasploit java exploit with custom payload?

I've been testing Java metasploit exploits on my VMs for some college assignment. I tested exploit/multi/browser/java_atomicreferencearray and it works great but with one of metasploits payloads from ...
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Developing exploit with limited buffer space on Windows XP SP1

I am working on an exploit that has a very limited buffer space on Windows XP. DEP is disabled. The binary is a socket server that has a accepts commands, in one of those commands there is a stack ...
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Can't get a reverse shell on port 80

In a pentest, I have found a RFI and the endpoint looks like: https://xxx.com/file.php?page={localhost/evilcode.txt} Port 80 isn't open. 22,443 are only open ports Now, I am using php reverse ...
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OpenSSH DOS exploit proof of concept [closed]

For some research I'm looking for a working DOS exploit for OpenSSH. The OpenSSH version, vulnerable to the exploit is irrelevant. The only requirement that I have is, that the exploit should work for ...
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How can someone upload a PHP file to a server without an upload form?

I was entrusted with an existed website for which I should do some changes on the design part, but when I was about to access it, i've seen that it has been compromised. When I was searching for the ...
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Can a simple comment on WordPress harm my system (CVE-2016-4567)?

What risks are associated with the WordPress vulnerability CVE-2016-4567? Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in flash/FlashMediaElement.as in MediaElement.js before 2.21.0, as used in ...
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What does “exploit price” on vuldb.com means?

I was checking vuldb.com, and they state in one of the boxes: Top vulnerabilities with the highest current exploit price of the current month. The evaluation happens multiple times per day. ...
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ImageMagick < 6.9.3-9 - Multiple Vulnerabilities question [closed]

Do you know any contain management system or other applications that are affected by the recent ImageMagick exploits? (I have already played with convert tool which is offered on Linux)
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return-to-libc can't get the system function address

I'm trying to exploit my own code, just to learn how the "return-to-libc" technique works. I'm following a tutorial which basically says that to use this, I must find the address of the function I ...
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What is going on with the FBI's mysterious 'Firefox exploit'? [closed]

Apparently, the FBI have the ability to 'hack TOR'. There was an operation against a pedophile website this year, to cut a long story short, the feds got the IP addresses of the denizens of the site ...
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PTRACE_TRACEME Process stopped

I'm trying for fun to exploit a code which uses ptrace to prevent debugging. This executable is suid, therefore thre's no use in cracking it. It have also the stack segment executable. It is made for ...
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How can I execute shell in this CTF exercise?

I am playing a CTF wargame and unfortunatley got stuck at this level, so I want to "crowdsource" it. No need for complete answer, but hints would be enough. How can I: Make strcmp to be 0 (evaluate ...
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What to do with an APK file containing Swf.Exploit.CVE_2015_0323-1 and ELF File?

I received an APK file from a source. Prior to installation, I ran a virus scan on it. The result had following main features: The file contained Swf.Exploit.CVE_2015_0323-1 It required android....
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“Rollback process” for different penetration testing in case of something goes wrong? [closed]

In some extent, different kind of vulnerability assessment and penetration testing may impact on target system. I am looking for the solution/rollback process if something goes wrong during test. ...
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Are Heap addresses randomized by ASLR?

I have been reading this article about an Internet Explorer exploit and I am a little confused about why the memory addresses effected by the heap-spray "work". The paper states that the attack uses ...
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How to create meterpreter session with multi/handler for WAN without LPORT, over VPN?

Actually, my router's WAN IP address is private so i cannot port forward. Is there any way to create metasploit's meterpreter session without specifying LPORT using VPN (i have hotspot shield ) or ...
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XSS works when I save generated HTML to file, but not directly in browser

The hints of XSS game's level2 say that Entering a tag on this level will not work. Try an element with a JavaScript attribute instead. When entering <script>alert(1)</script> ...
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Heartbleed POC: Is this sensitive information?

In order to demonstrate the Heartbleed problem, I executed a publicly available exploit against a vulnerable old NAS web-server that has since been replaced. Below is an excerpt from the subsequent ...
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Deciding on payload

I am new to penetration testing and I am trying to understand how to choose a payload and why. For example I set up 2 virtual machines 1 with Kali Linux and a Windows XP SP2. On a previous experience ...
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Why there is no shell prompt by exploiting this script?

I tried to get a shell prompt in the following vulnerable code, I think that I found the vulnerability, actually it is a simple stack buffer overflow, but now I have a problem with exploiting the ...
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Need help to exploit php script vulnerability of a challenge

i am trying to exploit a vulnerability in a php script of the 'stop us' challenge of Wechall.net and I am not sure but I think I found the vulnerability, but now I don't know how to exploit it. I made ...
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Are shatter attacks still possible in the days of User Interface Privilege Isolation?

Before Windows introduced User Interface Privilege Isolation, any application could send all kinds of window messages to any window on the same desktop (a shatter attack), allowing elevation of ...
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Example of malware in the wild?

I'd like to test an application that detects malware on my network. In order to do that, I have a Windows VM set up that I'd like to infect with malware. But for the life of me, I can't seem to find ...
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How do self-contained executable program exploits work, when considering virtual memory?

My understanding of virtual memory is that the operating system allows each process to have access to the entire pool of memory, and creates this illusion by paging. As a consequence, a program can ...
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Install a vulnerable service for Windows 7

I have some kind of a project or demonstration, where I have to exploit Windows 7 to get a remote shell. I did a vulnerability scan with nessus on my Windows 7 machine, but I didn't find any kind of ...
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How to detect a silent .pdf exploit without opening the file?

I have suspicions that a file is using a silent .pdf exploit. How can I confirm them without opening the file?
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Steps to recommend after people connect Android devices to questionable open WiFi access points

What are the appropriate steps to recommend for people to take after they connect their Android device to questionable open WiFi access points? When I say "people", I mean friends and colleagues. I ...
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Is it possible to transfer a virus through browser video?

I know that there is already a question related to viruses in videos, but the implication in the other question is that videos in question have been downloaded and played by media software on the ...
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What can an attacker do with an exploited program?

If you find an exploit in say, Internet Explorer, what would a program utilizing that exploit be able to do? Would it be able to only change data in Internet Explorer, could it modify anything on ...
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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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Are there any sequences other than ../ which will be intepreted as directory traversal in *nix or Windows?

A common vulnerability is for web applications to accept a filesystem path as a request parameter, and then perform some action on the specified path. For example, retrieving a file and returning it ...
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SS7 exploit on the wiretapping part

Wondering if there are info/source code/guide on the SS7 wiretapping part (SMS interception). I had a look on the track any mobile by a German researcher, and on PTsecurity about how the structure ...
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How to recommend a (more) secure router

A colleague asked me to recommend a router for her small business. I asked her for a specification list, and on her list, she specifies secure. Well, we all know that nothing is completely secure in ...
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How to disable conntrack protocol parsing in the linux kernel?

Security researcher Jacob Appelbaum suggested to avoid certain code paths in the linux kernel that are related to conntrack that do protocol parsing (such as fdp, sip, etc.) right in the kernel for ...
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Unable to overwrite EIP register

Source code for both programs at the end of the post So, I've working through Hacking: The Art Of Exploitation, and so far so good. I've managed to control EIP in the vulnerable program notesearch.c. ...
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Unauthorized credit card payment

I have a debit card which links to my savings account in a let's call it Bank A. I had never used it for online purchases/transactions (not even interbank transfer). After a while, I purchased virtual ...