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Using DBI for solving Reverse Engineering 101 – Newbie Contest from eLearnSecurity

Introduction Last weekend I had some time so I wanted to have a look at a reversing challenge which you can find here: Reverse Engineering 101 Contest Steps Get the exe to be hacked Break it open and start exploring. The only rule for the challenge is that it has to be solved by […]

Jingle BOFs, Jingle ROPs, Sploiting all the things… with Mona v2 !!

Ho Ho Ho friends, It has been a while since we posted something on the Corelan Team blog, I guess we all have been busy doing … stuff and things, here and there.  Nevertheless, as the year is close to filling up 100%, it’s probably a good time to start thinking about finding some convincing […]

Debugging Fun – Putting a process to sleep()

Recently I played with an older CVE (CVE-2008-0532,, by FX) and I was having trouble debugging the CGI executable where the vulnerable function was located.
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Exploit writing tutorial part 11 : Heap Spraying Demystified

A lot has been said and written already about heap spraying, but most of the existing documentation and whitepapers focus on IE7 or older versions.
Although there are a number of public exploits available that target IE8, the exact technique to do so has not been really documented in detail.
Of course, you can probably derive how it works by looking at those public exploits.

With this tutorial, I’m going to provide you with a full and detailed overview on what heap spraying is, and how to use it on old and newer platforms.
I’ll start with some “ancient” techniques (or classic techniques if you will) that can be used on IE6 and IE7.
We’ll also look at heap spraying for non-browser applications.
Next, we’ll talk about precision heap spraying, which is a requirement to make DEP bypass exploits work on IE8.
I’ll finish this tutorial with sharing some of my own research on getting reliable heap spraying to work on IE9.
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Many roads to IAT

A few days ago a friend approached me and asked how he could see the import address table under immunity debugger and if this could be done using the command line.

I figured this would be a good time to take a look at what the IAT is, how we can list the IAT and what common reversing hurdles could be with regards to the IAT.
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Metasploit Bounty – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

On June 14, 2011 HD Moore announced the Metasploit Bounty contest, offering a cash incentive for specific vulnerabilities to be submitted as modules in the Metasploit Framework. Titled “30 exploits, $5000 in 5 weeks”, a post on the Rapid7 blog lists the 30 “bounties” selected by the MSF team, waiting for someone to claim and submit a working exploit module.
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This document describes the various commands, functionality and behaviour of

Released on june 16, this pycommand for Immunity Debugger replaces pvefindaddr, solving performance issues and offering numerous new features. pvefindaddr will still be available for download until all of its functionality has been ported over to mona.
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Universal DEP/ASLR bypass with msvcr71.dll and

Over the last few weeks, there has been some commotion about a universal DEP/ASLR bypass routine using ROP gadgets from msvcr71.dll (written by Immunity Inc) and the fact that it might have been copied into an exploit submitted to Metasploit as part of the Metasploit bounty.

I’m not going to make any statements about this, but the ROP routine itself looks pretty slick.
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Mona 1.0 released !

After spending almost 6 months of designing, developing and testing, and after ‘surviving’ 2 presentations (at AthCon and Hack In Paris), I am extremely excited and proud to present, on behalf of the entire Corelan Team, the general availability of

With this announcement, we also declare pvefindaddr officially dead from this point forward. (This doesn’t mean pvefindaddr is now entirely worthless, because not all functions have been ported into mona yet, but we won’t be releasing any updates to pvefindaddr anymore and the entire project page/download page will eventually disappear)
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Starting to write Immunity Debugger PyCommands : my cheatsheet

When I started Win32 exploit development many years ago, my preferred debugger at the time was WinDbg (and some Olly). While Windbg is a great and fast debugger, I quickly figured out that some additional/external tools were required to improve my exploit development experience. Despite the fact that the command line oriented approach in windbg […]

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