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Droppers are a framework for deploying payloads. This is useful for botnets because the bot master can deploy his botnet without a specific payload, then rent out his network to his customers who provide the payload they want. Crime-as-a-service. Got to love it.


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Along with advice on how to use Burp, you should also not forget to customise the following: Form Submission: To set suitable names and values for forms submitted by Burp, as I presume you don't want to send 'Weiner' :-) Within the Burp window - navigate to the 'Spider' tab and then the 'options' menu. From here you should update the standard values ...


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I defend myself by not running any of the apps targeted by any of those exploits. I suggest elinks(1) on grsecurity Linux. If you mean, "How do you defend a large organization filled with many users and systems running some, if not all, of the apps targeted by a massive list of exploit packs and crimepacks?", then the correct answer is to implement an ...


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This is such a massive question that I think the only answer is going to be to practice a defence in depth approach to security. Start at the first point of contact and build up protection down the the very core. In order to see what those type of kits are doing make sure you are logging and monitoring everything, this should give you some idea of what is ...


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This just brings into the public eye something which has been happening for ages: everything is vulnerable. SCADA kit used to be safer as it generally wasn't connected directly to public networks and was considered obscure, however the targets are juicy, and the security levels generally pitifully low so attackers have always researched ways to exploit them. ...


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Absolutely absolutely pick up the Web Application Hackers Handbook by Portswigger (author of Burp), which is written as both an introduction to the concepts relevant to Web App reversing / hacking, but also as a step-by-step guide for applying those concepts with Burp Suite. Note that the Second Edition is now available.


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One good sequence of tutorials I've seen is on the Security Ninja site. That links got the last one in the series (focuses on the scanner tab) but there's links to the other ones from that page.


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Exploit-db finds 3 exploits (click link). 1 for that specific version and 2 for higher versions. OSVDB shows 11 exploits however you have to click each ID to see which version the exploits are for. cve.mitre.org also reports 11 exploits. Versions are listed in the description. There are some there specific for 2.0.5.


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This one from SalesForce seems okay - a wee bit basic if you have used burp before.


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As mentioned by @Toby, the best way to defend against 0day attacks is by defense-in-depth and audit trailing.


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You can have a look at http://www.exploit-db.com and http://www.cvedetails.com/. They don't have any REST service, but they do offer free searching.


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You should search for "vulnerability database" before asking this question. Here are some answers: http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/search http://cve.mitre.org/cve/ hxxp://osvdb.org/



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