Tag Archive | "Linux Hacking"


05 December 2006 | 8,067 views

Metasploit 3.0 Beta 3 Released

The Metasploit Framework is an advanced open-source exploit development platform. The 3.0 tree represents a complete rewrite of the 2.0 codebase and provides a scalable and extensible framework for security tool development. The 3.0 Beta 3 release includes support for exploit automation, 802.11 wireless packet injection, and kernel-mode payloads. Windows users are now presented with [...]

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27 November 2006 | 19,720 views

Metasploit 2.7 Released – Automated Hacking

The Metasploit Framework is an advanced open-source exploit development platform. The 2.7 release includes three user interfaces, 157 exploits and 76 payloads.The Framework will run on any modern operating system that has a working Perl interpreter. The Windows installer includes a slimmed-down version of the Cygwin environment. Windows users are encouraged to update as soon [...]

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14 July 2006 | 15,335 views

Linux Kernel 2.6.x PRCTL Core Dump Handling – Local r00t Exploit ( BID 18874 / CVE-2006-2451 )

A working version of the exploit used to escalate privileges to root in the recent Debian breakin, ah another root kernel exploit. It’s to do with the way the kernel handles file permissions (or lack of) on core dumps. Linux kernel is prone to a local privilege-escalation vulnerability. A local attacker may gain elevated privileges [...]

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13 July 2006 | 5,741 views

Debian Development Machine ‘gluck’ Hacked!

Ah, I wonder what happened? I’ve always been a great fan of Debian, all the way back into the early days of woody and backporting apt packages. What a name too, gluck to me usually means g’luck or good luck ;) Early this morning we discovered that someone had managed to compromise gluck.debian.org. We’ve taken [...]

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17 March 2006 | 8,865 views

Measuring up the Security Risks for Mac – Are Apple Prepared?

The fact is Windows is getting ripped apart with viruses, spamware, spyware, zombie clients, trojans worms and whatever else you can think of. Mac and Linux aren’t (at the moment), there are already Bluetooth viruses, so why not Linux and Mac.. Some may say it’s because they are inherently more secure, the architecture and user [...]

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25 February 2006 | 10,754 views

Free Prep Material for LPI Linux Certification (LPI 201 and 202)

Here’s a series of well written IBM Linux tutorials to help you learn Linux fundamentals and prepare for system administrator certification. The LPI prep tutorials help you prepare for the topics in LPI exam 201 and the topics in LPI exam 202. You can find more about the certification at the Linux Professional Institute. I’ve [...]

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