During web application pentest performed on a windows box, we are at times able to upload a web shell and execute commands, Aim is to always get administrator privileges.
I stumbled upon this scenario where i wanted to run a meterpreter reverse binary through command execution vulnerability. Since i cannot wget or curl on a windows box, I found a way through VBS. This lets me download and execute an EXE.
Yes, I got my Offensive Security’s OSCP done in the 2nd Week of April. I wasn’t able to blog after that as i was busy with projects. I have read too many blogs after everyone gets done with their OSCP, For me things were very different.
While performing a web application penetration testing, at times you are able to find out the web application is running MySQL database through “root” credentials. This is one of the biggest NO of security. In this case, we can get a root shell on the machine with just a few commands. Here comes my second cheat sheet so that I do not forget this anymore.
While crawling few websites in search of XSS i was able to find one on Odesk, unfortunately i was unable to report the vulnerability was it is not on odesk.com , the security bug report program is being run by bugcrowd.com.
Any how i have emailed them about this vulnerability, as soon as i get a Positive reply i will post the vulnerability. It has been almost a month now, lets see how how they take to reply.
Adobe released a security update for its Flash Player software as it is being actively exploited in the wild. This latest exploit is packed in Angler Exploit kit (also known as Angler EK) being used by malicious hackers for exploiting flash player, in the past this exploit pack was packed with Sliverlight exploit.
In my everyday malware reverse engineering experience i come across multiple websites injections by malware, these malware are very much unique and cannot be found easily using search strings . Recently i was given a task to clean malware from a infected website. The website was using the very famous wordpress cms, when i search the internet i found multiple exploits which can be used to upload a backdoor into any website which is vulnerable due to outdated Slider plugin.
Every website needs to be trusted by its users for it to be successful. Growing concerns about fake sites, viruses, and identity theft has made consumers reluctant to do business online or post their information on websites that have not followed any security measures.
Malware is not going away any time soon. Malware is growing, developing and constantly evolving. It is becoming more difficult to detect, and even harder to remove. Your computer is constantly at risk from infection by malware in the form of viruses, worms, trojans, rootkits, dialers and spyware.