[REVS] Analysis of the Exploitation Process
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Analysis of the Exploitation Process
The below linked tutorial was written by Covert Systems Research. It
defines several of the common types of vulnerabilities together with their
counterpart command line exploit sequences. The descriptions of these
types of vulnerabilities range from stack to heap, function pointer and
format string weaknesses. This white paper has been developed to help
those seeking to improve their exploitation skills while also aiming to
give the reader the knowledge for a more surgical aspect to manipulating
In this document, I [Steven Hill] aim to clear the mystique surrounding
the process for exploiting certain vulnerabilities, of which blackhats use
in order to gain either horizontal or vertical escalation of privileges.
This document shall not be in anyway complete, but rather a step for those
seeking to gain a better understanding of how these exploitation process
are used to achieve those goals.
It is assumed that the reader has a basic understanding of C, ASM, GDB and
of shellcoding principals together with memory layout for use with x86
For the purposes of this document, we shall explore the world of command
line exploit sequences. This should give a better understanding of
exploitation methods in the sense that surgical commands are issued, and
we are not just relying on ready made exploits that does the job for you.
However, by having a better understanding of how the exploitation
sequences work, a reasonable coder should be in a better position to
create working exploit codes.
The information has been provided by <mailto:email@example.com>
Steven Hill aka SolarIce.
The tutorial can be found at:
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