Syscall Hijacking: Simple Rootkit (kernel 2.6.x)

December 28, 2010 18 comments

Hi. In this post I’ll show you how to change the process credentials through kernel modules. In a such way you can make your own rootkit(s): i.e. when you performs a pre-established action, the module will give you a root access.
First of all we need to know where these credentials are kept: in the kernel versions < 2.6.29 we find all this informations in the “task_struct” structure. This structure is defined in “linux/sched.h”: Read more…

Syscall Hijacking: Kernel 2.6.* systems

December 3, 2010 34 comments

In this guide I will explain how to hijack the syscall in kernel 2.6.*: in particular how to bypass the kernel write protection and the “protected mode” bit of the CR0 CPUs register.
I don’t explain what is a syscall or syscall table: I assume you know what it is.
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GNU C: Extensions to the C Language Family

November 6, 2010 2 comments

Hi. Today I’ll talk about the extensions to the C language family introduced by the GNU C.
The GNU C provides several language features not found in ANSI standard C. These extensions are available both in C and C++. The `-pedantic’ option directs GNU CC to print a warning message if any of these features is used.
The list of these features is very long: often we use them implicitly. I will show to you only those I consider most useful and “strange”: Read more…

Port-knocking Backdoor

October 21, 2010 3 comments

In this post I’ll explain to you how to make a *unix backdoor using a “port knocking” scheme. That is, if we’ll “knock” to some TCP ports that we have initially decided, our program will open a backdoor for us (but only for us :) ).
How does the “port knocking” scheme work? The attacker decides a particular sequence of packets that will be sent to a compromised server where the backdoor is running. When the backdoor program will receive this particular sequence then it will give to the attacker the server’s shell.
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Smashing the stack in 2010 (improved)

October 15, 2010 Leave a comment


in this brief post I will show you the improvements I have made on “Smashing the stack in 2010″. First of all I have improved the bibliography in order to help the readers to learn and delve into as well as to give the credits to others researchers for their works. Then I have rewritten the section “write an exploit” in my Windows part because of lack of clarity in the previous version, now I hope it is suitable to a newbie. Last but not least I have added a new part called “Real Scenario” in which we are going to analyze real exploits, in fact it is important – to gain a real and useful knowledge – to be able to analyze a real attack even it can be complex and sophisticated. In the report I have analyzed in detail  CVE-2010-0249 (Operation Aurora exploit) and CVE-2010-2883 (the Adobe cooltype sing table exploit), they are good examples of attacks through memory corruption vulnerabilities. I know that thare are a lot of analyses especially for CVE-2010-2883, but we know the paradigm “learning by doing” :) anyway if you want to read other good works I suggest you the following VUPEN (a great analysis!) and jduck (on Metasploit blog).

Smashing the stack in 2010 (improved) : download

Table of contents (of the new part):

IV Real Scenario 75
8 Attacks and memory corruption 75
9 Memory corruption in practice 76
10 Examples of real attacks 77
10.1 Theory: Heap Spraying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
10.2 CVE-2010-0249 – Internet Explorer 6, 2010 – Graziano.  . 78
10.3 CVE-2010-2883 – Adobe Acrobat Reader, 2010 – Graziano  . 84

As usual feel free to contact me to ask questions, to give a feedback, to point an error out to me or just to chat or you can find me on irc ( chan #hacklab or on freenode chan #corelan ) :)

Happy hacking!! (again :P )

Bash http_proxy: from a user environment to sudo one

October 14, 2010 8 comments

Hi. Sometimes you can’t connect directly to internet, because you have to go through a proxy (i.e. working environment).
Did you ever have to set up an http proxy on linux shell in order to (i.e) download a new package or manually update your distribution with a packet manager?
If so, you need to be a superuser. If you use the “sudo” command, you will probably stumbled across the inability to export variables from the user environment to the “sudo” one.
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Win32 API: Passing Socket with IPC method

October 13, 2010 1 comment

Hi. In this post I talk to you how to correctly pass a socket created in a parent process to a child process in Microsoft 9x systems.
If you have ever written a multi-process concurrent server in a Unix environment, you may have noticed that the passage of the socket between parent and son processes takes place directly. That is, the child inherits the variables of his parent, also including the file descriptor associated with the socket.

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