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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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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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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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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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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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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Exploit.Win32.CVE-2010-2568.gen malware detected [migrated]

I am not very good with computers. Actually, I am very bad :( so if you are willing to answer my question, could you please explain your answer in very simple terms, like to a complete dummy? Thanks ...
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Was I a victim of an “Apache PHP Remote Exploit” attack?

I have a server in my computer for testing purposes, accessible from the outside. I was reviewing the access.log file, and I saw 89.187.33.50 - - [29/Mar/2014:03:39:01 +0100] "HEAD / HTTP/1.0" 200 - ...
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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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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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Exploiting through a filtered port

I'm doing some pentesting against a machine the lecturer set up in the lab. NMAP shows port 445 to be filtered and Nessus confirms the ms08_067 vulnerability is present on that machine. I tried ...
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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 ...
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Exploiting XP SP3 with local privilege escalation

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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Can this code be expoited using Buffer Overflow?

I have a piece of code which contains an obvious buffer overflow at strcpy(buf, x) since it doesn't check if buf is large enough to fit the string x. I'm wondering how to actually exploit this bug. ...
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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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Python exploit question?

Can someone please explain how and why this struct.pack code is used in the below exploit? I'm trying to understand how it triggers the vulnerability. I understand the buffer overflow aspect, I'm ...
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Why stack is not at the same address when exec running in GDB

During writing some basic challenges, I discover that the exploits are not working if not launched in GDB. To test this behavior, the following program print register values and code address: ...
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How can mp3blaster vulnerability affect my linux OS? [closed]

Mp3blaster is a terminal mp3 player running a UNIX-like operating system, e.g. Linux, Free/Net/OpenBSD, etc. I usually use this player for playing my music, but yesterday I found a blog which claim ...
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Looking For Compiled Version of Metasploit Local Windows Exploits [closed]

I am looking to have a standalone compiled exploits for all local windows exploits that Metasploit has right now. I was wondering if somebody has done this before or know a place that has these ...
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Why would a user agent string be executed?

I'm having trouble understanding how a particular XSS vulnerability might arise in the real world. Guides for two of the exercises on hackthissite.org: ...
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websites with vulnerabilities INFO [duplicate]

Websites like http://www.cvedetails.com/ http://www.securityfocus.com This websites show information about vulnerabilities and exploits, which other sites are similar?
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Does the principle of the CRIME & BEAST attack affect VPNs?

I was recently reading about the attacks on SSL/TLS that CRIME and BEAST were able to exploit by attacking the compression in the secure session. Upon reading this I remembered that OpenVPN has ...
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Why does this buffer overflow have payload &system-&exit-&BINSH

I'm following a tutorial to write a simple buffer overflow. I have (basic) knowledge of assembly, and the stack. I've written a stack based buffer overflow before and understood it. The program I'm ...
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Are userid and password needed in order to pentest a website?

We are a company that has many web applications developed in ASP.NET. Our Internet service provider (Telefonica) wants to test our web sites looking for vulnerabilities. For that, they are asking us ...
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Automatically search Metasploit for useable exploits based on vulnerabilties in the database

Is it possible to automatically search the Metasploit database for usable exploits based on information about the vulnerabilities on the hosts? Searching in Metasploit for each CVE number to see if ...
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Installing a custom SSL Certificate For Local Proxy. Safe?

I've been writing some software for over a year that is a sort of browsing security/privacy application. One of the features of this software is that it uses a local HTTP proxy for some content ...
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Reverse TCP connection from exploited SearchIndexer.exe failing

I'm working on a tool that exploits SearchIndexer.exe on Windows 7 x86 and connects back to a metasploit multi/handler, using standard metasploit reverse TCP stagers. The exploit seems to function as ...
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Why does Directory traversal attack %C0%AF work?

Introduction: I am trying to learn the basics of Directory Traversal. Question: While trying to understand the 2-Byte Unicode conversion of characters, I came across this_SANS ARTICLE that explains ...
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Can I exploit Windows kernel from user-mode application?

In this document is detailed technique of exploiting Windows kernel. But writer is talking about accessing kernel memory & doing exploit from user-mode application at the same time. Can I do this ...
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Using buffer overflow on word with macro injection

I know how a buffer overflow works on a local network against an application running on a TCP port, assuming it doesn't drop the connection, but I would like some advice on an "exploit" I would like ...
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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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List of NSA spyware - remote bios exploits [closed]

Found this rather detailed list of the NSA's latest spyware gadgets, with several different remote bios exploits that once installed are virtually undetectable and can survive reinstall of the OS: ...
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Ways to completely spoof browser user agent and hiding OS to a webserver

This is a follow-up to the following question: Can a website determine what OS or web browser a visitor is using if the useragent is blanked/changed? If I have understood the answers correctly, a ...
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NX bit: does it protect the stack?

I once heard the NX bit was a panacea, then that it was not. One detail I've wondered about though: Does the NX (no execute) bit protect against code inserted into the stack and executed there? It ...
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What hacking risks a site has if it has no input boxes?

I recently posted a question about recovery of website from XSS attacks, http://stackoverflow.com/questions/20759081/how-to-recover-a-site-after-an-xss-attack... Doing a bit more digging online, i ...
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How to learn programming from a hacker's prospective [closed]

I'm really into hacking and security aspects. But I'm wondering about several things that is stopping me from pursuing this passion for the time being. One of the them is actually Programming ...
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Can a website determine what OS or webbrowser a visitor is using if the useragent is blanked/changed?

Assume that a visitor to a website has changed his useragent to something like the following, but he's using linux: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.2; rv:20.0) Gecko/20121202 Firefox/20.0 Assume that the ...
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Storing product keys on same server as shop?

Situation: An e-commerce system (specifically: PrestaShop) which is used to sell virtual products (specifically: product license keys). To accelerate order processing, a cronjob is supposed to be ...
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How does the stack cookie protect return address from being overwrite [duplicate]

/GS compiler option Micorsoft developed added an extra cookie before the return address and before returning the cookie is checked, if it is intact then return address is safe why ever would ...
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What are the major vulns that affect the Dalvik VM of Android?

I frequently hear about the security risks of using Android. But few people who write articles on this subject ever identify what parts of Android are at fault, nor do they identify design flaws. Can ...
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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 do arbitrary payloads execute on the remote machine?

I understand executing something like a reverse TCP bind via shell relies on resources being available on the victim machine... and in the case of running a, shall we say, Ruby script from the command ...
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How much are 0-days worth? [closed]

I got discussing this topic with someone recently and we couldn't reach a consensus so I thought I should ask here. There are commonly thrown around figures regarding the cost of buying a ...
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Suspicious activity on contact form, what are their intentions?

I've just started receiving several emails per second and I think it's likely someone is trying to exploit my contact form. I've taken steps to protect my site, I'm just curious what it is they're ...