Archive | Exploits/Vulnerabilities


12 June 2012 | 16,687 views

MySQL 1 Liner Hack Gives Root Access Without Password

The latest news that has hit the streets is the occurence of the easiest hack ever, if you have local shell access (any user privelege level) and you can connect to MySQL – you can get root access to MySQL within a few seconds. I tried this yesterday on one of my servers on Ubuntu [...]

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07 June 2012 | 1,546 views

CERT Triage Tools – Vulnerability Impact Assessment Tool

The CERT Triage Tools can be used to assist software vendors and analysts in identifying the impact of defects discovered through techniques such as fuzz testing and prioritizing their remediation in the software development process. The CERT Triage Tools include a GNU Debugger (GDB) extension called “exploitable” that classifies Linux application bugs by severity and [...]

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28 May 2012 | 2,137 views

Complex Cyberwar Tool ‘Flamer’ Found Infecting Computers In Iran & Israel

In December last year, Microsoft released the patch for the vulnerability used by Duqu to propogate itself across Windows desktops. The other nasty worm going around was Stuxnet – both cyberwarfare tools, and most recently a piece of malware claimed to be more sophisticated than both has been found infecting computers in the middle east. [...]

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17 May 2012 | 1,384 views

Hackers Break Into Bitcoin Exchange Site Bitcoinica

Bitcoin hasn’t been having a great time lately, there have been a few high profile, large dollar amount hacks of Bitcoin Exchange sites (basically the Bitcoin banks). The latest involved $90,000USD and a high likelihood that the user database was compromised too. It seems like Bitcoin, despite all the hype, might die a slow death [...]

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23 April 2012 | 870 views

Anonymous Take Down Official F1 Site As Bahrain Protest

It seems like the latest target for Anonymous is the F1 due to the race that took place in Bahrain and the human rights issues in the country. They DDoSed the official F1 site (formula1.com), which was up and down on Saturday and defaced another related site (f1-racers.net) which also contains some details from ticket [...]

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11 April 2012 | 1,290 views

Microsoft Delivers 6 Out Of Band High Priority Security Updates

Now it was only last month when everyone was wrapped up in the MS12-020 RDP Exploit Code In The Wild issue. As it turns out, Microsoft have been hiding some more serious security issues under the carpet. Apparently attackers are already exploiting the MS12-027 flaw in ActiveX in the wild – although Microsoft of course [...]

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03 April 2012 | 1,753 views

Zero Day Java Vulnerability Exploited – Macs Infected With Flashback Malware

Interesting timing this one, just a couple of days ago we reported – Avira Joins The Crowd & Starts To Offer Mac Antivirus Software – and now an unpatched vulnerability in Java for Mac OS that is being exploited in the wild. The vulnerability (CVE-2012-0507) was patched in Java by Oracle back in February, but [...]

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19 March 2012 | 8,441 views

MS12-020 RDP Exploit Code In The Wild

The big news that erupted towards the end of last week was about the latest pretty serious vulnerability patched quietly by Microsoft, AKA MS12-020 (which plenty of people are using to bait skiddies into downloading dodgy code). The flaw is in the RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) service – which is a pretty bad service to [...]

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16 March 2012 | 5,323 views

backfuzz – Multi-Protocol Fuzzing Toolkit (Supports HTTP/FTP/IMAP etc)

backfuzz is a fuzzing tool for different protocols (FTP, HTTP, IMAP, etc) but also has no-protocol plug-ins (Example: File Fuzzer). The general idea is that this script has several functions already predefined in the file “functions.py”, so whoever wants to write their own plugin’s (for another protocol) you can do so in a few lines [...]

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21 February 2012 | 10,734 views

UK Facebook Hacker Jailed For 8 Months

It’s a pretty harsh sentence if you ask me, especially since Facebook decided in July 2011 to start paying bug bounties. I have to say though, this guy must be a pretty talented hacker to break into the Facebook servers – they aren’t exactly low hanging fruit. I’d imagine they are some of the most [...]

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