Archive | Linux Hacking


15 September 2009 | 20,794 views

FreeBSD Local Root Escalation Vulnerability

It’s been a long time since we’ve heard about a problem with FreeBSD, partially because the mass of people using it isn’t that large and secondly because BSD tends to be pretty secure as operating systems go. It’s a pretty serious flaw this time with root escalation, thankfully it’s only a local exploit though and [...]

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02 September 2009 | 9,958 views

Apache.org Hacked Using Remote SSH Key

Apache.org has been hacked quite a number of this times, last week it happened again and the whole infrastructure was down for a few hours while they sorted out what had happened and how to remedy it. Apparently one the remote SSH keys was compromised allowed attacked to upload code, the scary part is they [...]

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19 August 2009 | 19,885 views

Serious Linux Kernel Vulnerability For ALL 2.4 & 2.6 Kernels

This is a serious bug, it effects all Kernel versions released since May 2001! That goes all the way back to the early 2.4 versions. It’s also exploitable according to the report – This issue is easily exploitable for local privilege escalation. In order to exploit this, an attacker would create a mapping at address [...]

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07 July 2009 | 33,829 views

MultiISO LiveDVD v1.0 – BackTrack, Knoppix & Ophcrack

MultiISO LiveDVD is an integrated Live DVD technology which combines some of the very popular Live CD ISOs already available on the internet. It can be used for security reconnaissance, vulnerability identification, penetration testing, system rescue, media center and multimedia, system recovery, etc. It’s a all-in-one multipurpose LiveDVD put together. There’s something in it for [...]

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30 June 2009 | 135,227 views

Kon-Boot – Reset Windows & Linux Passwords

Kon-Boot is an prototype piece of software which allows to change contents of a Linux kernel (and now Windows kernel also!!!) on the fly (while booting). In the current compilation state it allows to log into a Linux system as ’root’ user without typing the correct password or to elevate privileges from current user to [...]

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25 June 2009 | 62,048 views

BackTrack 4 Pre Release Available For Download

You may remember back in February the BETA of BackTrack 4 was released for download, the team have made many changes and have now released BackTrack 4 Pre Release. For those that don’t know BackTrack is the top rated linux live distribution focused on penetration testing. With no installation whatsoever, the analysis platform is started [...]

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15 April 2009 | 5,592 views

Lynis 1.2.6 Released – UNIX System & Security Auditing Tool

Lynis is an auditing tool for Unix (specialists). It scans the system and available software, to detect security issues. Beside security related information it will also scan for general system information, installed packages and configuration mistakes. This software aims in assisting automated auditing, software patch management, vulnerability and malware scanning of Unix based systems. It [...]

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16 February 2009 | 52,637 views

BackTrack BETA 4 Released for Public Download

The Remote Exploit Development Team is happy to announce the release of BackTrack 4 Beta. In this latest version of BackTrack 4 there have been some conceptual changed and some new and exciting features. The most significant of these changes is the expansion from the realm of a Pentesting LiveCD towards a full blown “Distribution”. [...]

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28 July 2008 | 13,611 views

nUbuntu Development Kicking Off Again – Security LiveCD

We did mention nUbuntu long ago in our famous 10 Best Security Live CD Distros (Pen-Test, Forensics & Recovery) article. After that it stopped development for quite some time, thankfully some new blood has picked it up and development has started again! With over a year of inactivity, the latest alpha of nUbuntu 8.04 has [...]

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16 July 2008 | 6,140 views

Lynis – Security & System Auditing Tool for UNIX/Linux

Lynis is an auditing tool for Unix (specialists). It scans the system and available software, to detect security issues. Beside security related information it will also scan for general system information, installed packages and configuration mistakes. This is a tool that might be useful for both penetration testers performing white box tests and system admins [...]

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