PDF files have become very common in everyday work. It’s hard to imagine business proposals without PDFs. The PDF format is used in almost all companies to share business deals, company brochures, and even invitations.
Previous years were not good for PDF users, as several vulnerabilities were published, such as […]
In recent years, several researchers have studied Linux kernel security. The most common kernel privilege vulnerabilities can be divided into several categories: NULL pointer dereference, kernel space stack overflow, kernel slab overflow, race conditions, etc.
Some of them are pretty easy to exploit and there is no need to […]
A heap overflow is a form of buffer overflow; it happens when a chunk of memory is allocated to the heap and data is written to this memory without any bound checking being done on the data. This is can lead to overwriting some critical data structures in […]
This article describes the stack. GDB is used to analyze its memory. One needs to know this subject to play with low-level security.
Environment: x86, Linux, GCC, GDB.
The following registers are mentioned in the article:
ESP (points to the top of the stack)
EBP (is used as a reference when […]
Most of the programs that we use every day contain bugs; a bug is a malfunction in a program, which can make the program take unwanted actions or errors. These bugs or vulnerabilities can be exploited by writing a code that is usually called an exploit. The most common […]
Let’s present all of the registers, as seen in OllyDbg:
Let’s explain this picture a little better. At the top of the picture, the general purpose registers are given. The EBP and ESP registers are generally used with stack frames, while the other registers can be used by the program […]
Android, as we are all aware, is a Linux-based operating system which was initially developed by Android Inc. and was later purchased by Google. It was designed for touch screen devices like smartphones, tablets, cameras, set-top boxes, etc… and has reached the hands of millions of consumers.
Over a period […]
In this post, I am going to discuss a new technique that I used to bypass ASLR on windows 7 for office 2010. By the end of this post you will be able to recognize how to run an exploit on windows 7 for office 2010.
For the sake of […]
So in the last post, we discussed how to insert your own payload by reversing a malware sample. Here, we are going to discuss how to execute an Office 2007 exploit on Office 2010.In order to complete this exercise, we will use the same exploit as in the last […]
1. Nmap API
When writing Nmap NSE scripts, we of course need to have a way to talk to the Nmap API, which provides us with various advanced features so we don’t have to write those features ourselves. We can’t do everything in LUA language that is used for writing […]
Summary: In this article we’ll take a look at the C program that prints “Hello World!” to the screen, which we’ll assemble and compile. Then we’ll compare the results and try to present what’s happening beneath the curtains. Specifically, we will look at which sections are present in the […]
Calling conventions are used by all programs without the user even realizing it. But before saying more about them, we must first make sure we understand what happens when a function gets called. Let’s say we have a function named “add” that we’ll be calling like this:
When the code […]
Injection and API Hooking – When you don’t know enough to know that you are getting it wrong…
Code Injection and API hooking techniques are gaining in popularity. Whether they are used in anti-malware products, malware itself, or in even more common places like the application compatibility layer provided by […]
Microsoft Detours is a library which we can use to build our own DLL that serves as an API monitor when analyzing the results. The best thing about it is that it doesn’t require other frameworks as a dependency. The downside is that only x86 support is available for […]
Code injection is a process of injecting executable code in a running process or static executable. Executable code in web applications can be injected by exploiting them with XSS (cross site scripting), LFI (local file inclusion), or remote file inclusion vulnerabilities (RFI). On the other hand, code can be […]
The VMware ESX source code (from 2004 according to VMware, Inc.) was partially leaked on November 4, 2012. Following due-diligence to determine the impact, the source code has been analyzed and audited for a number of common vulnerabilities. The source code was seemingly either only partially obtained or only […]
We all know that there are a number of attacks where an attacker includes some shellcode into a PDF document, which uses some kind of vulnerability in how the PDF document is analyzed and presented to the user to execute malicious code on the targeted system.
The next picture […]
Lester: Hey Nash, are you scanning our school’s network with just your smartphone?
Nash: Well, yes I am! I’m using a network penetration suite just to check out if the students are aware and practicing what they learned from my network security class, and because I just told them about […]
For part 1 of this series, click here.
One of the first things we need to do is to remove the PDF Reader we currently have installed and reinstall the old version of PDF Reader.
The old version of PDF Reader can be found on various web pages, but most prominent web page is definitely oldapps. We […]