Uploading a shell to a website through Local File Inclusion [LFI to RCE]

25 12 2009

First of all, this is not my own work, i’m just spreading the word.

Original article can be found here and full credit goes out to the original author.

1 – Introduction

2 – Finding LFI

3 – Checking if proc/self/environ is accessible

4 – Injecting malicious code

5 – Access our shell

6 – Shoutz

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Discovering and exploiting a remote buffer overflow vulnerability in an FTP server – PART 1

28 11 2009

Hello all, in this tutorial we will learn how to identify a vulnerability in an FTP server through the process of “Fuzzing” which could lead to a DoS or Buffer Overflow vulnerability identification. In this specific part we will use FTPFuzz to crash FileCOPA and identify a vulnerability in the LIST command.

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Generating exploits coded in… plain english

24 11 2009

Last week at the ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security, security researchers Joshua Mason, Sam Small, Fabian Monrose, and Greg MacManus presented a method they developed to generate English shell code [PDF]. Using content from Wikipedia and other public works to train their engine, they convert arbitrary x86 shell code into sentences that read like spam, but are natively executable.

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