HITB2014AMS – Day 2 – Exploring and Exploiting iOS Web Browsers

iOS Browsers & UIWebview iOS is very popular (according to StatCounter, it’s the 3rd most popular platform used).  Mobile browsers take about 20% to 25% of the market share. iOS offers integration with desktop browsers and cloud (so the same data is available to an attacker).  Many 3rd party IOS browsers have similar weaknesses which […]

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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Malicious pdf analysis : from to flashplayer.exe

This morning, my generic attachment filter for MS Exchange reported that about 100 emails were put in quarantine because they contained a small zip file.
When looking inside the zip file, I found a small pdf file… I immediately figured this file was up to no good, so it was time to get my hands dirty :)
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