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

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ImageMagick < 6.9.3-9 - Multiple Vulnerabilities question

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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What is going on with the FBI's mysterious 'Firefox exploit'? [on hold]

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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“Rollback process” for different penetration testing in case of something goes wrong? [on hold]

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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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 ...
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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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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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How to put specific hex characters in terminal to exploit the script [migrated]

I try to exploit a simple vulnerability in the following code, but I'm not successful, because I can't put the specific characters in the terminal by hand. For e.g. if the application read a character ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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How to remotely upload a file on linux and windows (without netcat or ssh)

With meterpreter from metasploit, there is an option (windows or linux victim) to upload files on the victim device. I searched in the metasploit-framework in order to find the script that does the ...
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Is a HTML form tag more exploitable than a HTML link in user submitted content?

I have a content editor in a web application which allows administrators to add and edit content in certain areas of the application. The editor component I have used automatically removes any script ...
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I anonymously submitted a security vulnerability, but it was not resolved. What now?

This is more or less a continuation of my previous question: As a student, how do I safely and responsibly disclose a serious security issue in a school environment? More than four months on after I ...
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What is the future of exploitations? [closed]

With the advent of "Safe" languages like Rust, the prevalence of Software Correctness, and improved type checking in existing systems, memory based exploits are very hard if not possible at all, to ...
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Does it make sense to restrict the usage of Metasploit in Penetration testing exams ? [closed]

In some PT exams (mainly Offensive Security's) they restrict the usage of Metasploit or any automated attacking tool and allow only for manually written\compiled codes from public exploit sites such ...
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Was the OSX/iOS Airdrop flaw real?

One exploit has caught my eye, mainly due to the possibility of malware incorporating it infecting businesses and schools. This exploit is, as you may have guessed from the title, the OSX/iOS Airdrop ...
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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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Could you write custom data to a file of a specific extension and use it to hack a program once it opens the file?

From what I understand file extensions don't really affect the data contained within them at all. They just give your computer a hint of what the data is, how it's structured and your computer then ...
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What do the [-], [+], [!] line prefixes mean in exploit outputs?

When you're using exploits, in the output, every line is prefixed with a symbol inside a set of square brackets. For example: [+] Set arguments. [-] Running exploit. [!] Warning server returned 404. ...
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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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With Ubuntu on Windows 10, could exploits and malware that work on Ubuntu (or related distros) work on Windows? [closed]

So apparently Hell has finally and completely frozen over: the next major update for Windows 10 will be able to natively run Bash, related tools, and even some broader set of Linux binaries/programs ...
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Is it possible to crack g++ rand()?

So, I have this: I know that some code was used to generate a random sequence, and it looked roughly like this: #include <iostream> #include <string> int main() { const std::string ...
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Remote OS command injection - tests

ZAP scanner found Remote OS command injection. Is there any foolproof way to check if this works and is not a false positive? I have tried to make it sleep 50 seconds but it's not something I can ...
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Malicious tracking script being served from google server to circumvent block lists

I've found some bad JS that tries to open pop-unders and even deliver a likely malicious SWF file for a flash exploit. Thing is, its stored on a google server in a directory it really shouldnt be. ...
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Should it considered a risk if an organization's server OS and version information is leaked? [duplicate]

I am assuming that it should be considered a risk because there may be several security issues of various OSes known to hackers. If a hacker gets access into the victim's network, the extra knowledge ...
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How to find Use-After-Free vulnerbilities? [closed]

I followed a lot of tutorials about the exploitation of UAF vulnerabilities, but there was never explained how to find and detect uaf vulnerabilities in javascript or html (i.e. with a static analysis ...
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Windows 7 remote desktop access to utilman or stickykeys?

Is anyone aware of a windows 7 procedure where the attacker is able to access the host machine remotely via RDP on port 3389, and implement the utilman and/or stickykey exploit? afaik the utilman ...
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Is it possible to plan for race conditions?

Is it possible to plan for race conditions, so that you can execute specific commands at a specific time? For example, the following code is vulnerable to a race condition. Is it possible to modify ...
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Cost of finding vulnerabilities vs developing exploits

From the perspective of someone who wants to develop a zero-day exploit against some software application or target, there are broadly speaking two tasks that the attacker must do: (1) find a new ...
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How to exploit a Use-After-Free vulnerability?

I want to learn more about use-after-free vulnerabilities and found this tutorial. Yet I don't understand it very well and hope for an explanation of how it works.
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Should ability to access login page after authentication be considered a security flaw?

On one of the recent engagements, I bumped into something I have not seen before: after successful authentication attempt the user still can access the login web page and login as another user. It ...
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Are regular expressions vulnerable to code injection?

Aside from having an excessive input length, is there a way of doing an exploit with a regular expression (assuming the underlying language/platform is secure)? Practically I was wondering if the ...
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Armitage check exploit

I am with all fairness not the most experienced penetration tester, I am doing an industry placement where I can improve my skills. I am using Armitage in Kali Linux to check for vulnerabilities in ...
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I think my site was hacked. Can someone explain the “GET / HTTP/1.0” garbage in my Apache log, and what it's doing?

Please see below the log entry from the hack, I have decoded the base_64 code and ultimately some files are dropped onto the server and a directory listing becomes available among other niceties! ...