Analyzing heap objects with

Introduction Hi all, While preparing for my Advanced exploit dev course at Derbycon, I’ve been playing with heap allocation primitives in IE.  One of the things that causes some frustration (or, at least, tends to slow me down during the research) is the ability to quickly identify objects that may be useful. After all, I’m […]

Root Cause Analysis – Integer Overflows

Foreword Over the past few years, Corelan Team has received many exploit related questions, including "I have found a bug and I don’t seem to control EIP, what can I do ?"; "Can you write a tutorial on heap overflows" or "what are Integer overflows". In this article, Corelan Team member Jason Kratzer (pyoor) tries […]

Heap Layout Visualization with and WinDBG

Introduction Time flies. Almost 3 weeks have passed since we announced the ability to run under WinDBG.  A lot of work has been done on in the meantime.  We improved stability and performance, updated to pykd.pyd and ported a few additional immlib methods to windbglib. I figured this would be a good […]

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 […]

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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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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