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A compressed archive could of course contain arbitrary files inside, including malware. But in this case unpacking and explicitly executing would be needed. But, bugs in the archive program (i.e. WinRAR in your case) could cause a code execution simply by trying to open an archive, if the archive was specifically prepared to exploit the security issue. Such ...


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The same way you calculate the offset to system within libc, you could also find a string reference to "/bin/sh" in libc and calculate the offset based on the leak. Use strings -a -t x /path/to/libc.so.6 | grep /bin/sh to get the offset, then printf_leak - printf_offset + binsh_offset to get the memory address. Or, you may be able to do everything ...


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I recently found out that HDMI cables (v1.4 and over) have ethernet capabilities for higher res output Yes, the HDMI protocol allows using HDMI as a transport for Ethernet. No, this isn't dependent on the spec of the cable you use, and no, it doesn't have anything to do with getting higher res video. Say I have a PC/laptop connected to the internet, and a ...


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