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The maximum payload size depends on the next factors: Max size of executable segment allow on the operating system. This is basically how much size of code I can have per process on the operating system. I think on windows is 4GB and in Linux is configurable. Execution point where the shellcode is injected. If the shell code is injected where the execution ...


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Shellcode is actually a generic term for "payload the executes a program"; it's named that because historically the program in question was usually a shell, but it doesn't have to be (and these days, it would usually be some form of reverse shell or other backdoor that connects out to the attacker, since the attacked machine is usually a server ...


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