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Are Criminals Really Using ICS Malware?

Recently, The New York Times posted a sensational article about criminals using sophisticated state software for the first time. The headline is non-specific and could be taken to mean state hacking tools in general; however, this would be completely untrue. The NSA hacking tools leaked by the shadowbrokers are used … The post Are Criminals Really...

BlueKeep: A Journey from DoS to RCE (CVE-2019-0708)

Due to the serious risk of a BlueKeep based worm, I’ve held back this write-up to avoid advancing the timeline. Now that a proof-of-concept for RCE (remote code execution) has been release as part of Metasploit, i feel it’s now safe for me to post this. This article will be … The post BlueKeep: A Journey from DoS to RCE (CVE-2019-0708) appeared first...

DejaBlue: Analyzing a RDP Heap Overflow

In August 2019 Microsoft announced it had patched a collection of RDP bugs, two of which were wormable. The wormable bugs, CVE-2019-1181 & CVE-2019-1182 affect every OS from Windows 7 to Windows 10. There is some confusion about which CVE is which, though it’s possible both refer to the same … The post DejaBlue: Analyzing a RDP Heap Overflow...

YouTube’s Policy on Hacking Tutorials is Problematic

Recently YouTube changed its policy on “hacking” tutorials to an essential blanket ban. In the past, such content was occasionally removed under YouTube’s broad “Harmful and Dangerous Content” clause, which prohibited videos “encouraging illegal activity”. An updated policy now specifically targets instructional hacking videos. One major problem here...

Analysis of CVE-2019-0708 (BlueKeep)

I held back this write-up until a proof of concept (PoC) was publicly available, as not to cause any harm. Now that there are multiple denial-of-service PoC on github, I’m posting my analysis. Binary Diffing As always, I started with a BinDiff of the binaries modified by the patch (in … The post Analysis of CVE-2019-0708 (BlueKeep) appeared first...

Analysis of a VB Script Heap Overflow (CVE-2019-0666)

Anyone who uses RegEx knows how easy it is to shoot yourself in the foot; but, is it possible to write RegEx so badly that it can lead to RCE? With VB Script, the answer is yes! In this article I’ll be writing about what I assume to be CVE-2019-0666. … The post Analysis of a VB Script Heap Overflow (CVE-2019-0666) appeared first on MalwareTech.

Video: First Look at Ghidra (NSA Reverse Engineering Tool)

Today during RSA Conference, the National Security Agency release their much hyped Ghidra reverse engineering toolkit. Described as  “A software reverse engineering (SRE) suite of tools”, Ghidra sounded like some kind of disassembler framework.Prior to release, my expectation was something more than Binary Ninja, but lacking debugger integration. I...

Analyzing a Windows DHCP Server Bug (CVE-2019-0626)

Today I’ll be doing an in-depth write up on CVE-2019-0626, and how to find it. Due to the fact this bug only exists on Windows Server, I’ll be using a Server 2016 VM (corresponding patch is KB4487026). Binary Comparison I ran a BinDiff comparison between the pre and post patch … The post Analyzing a Windows DHCP Server Bug (CVE-2019-0626) appeared...

Tracking the Hide and Seek Botnet

Hide and Seek (HNS) is a malicious worm which mainly infects Linux based IoT devices and routers. The malware spreads via bruteforcing SSH/Telnet credentials, as well as some old CVEs. What makes HNS unique is there’s no command and control server; instead, it receives updates using a custom peer-to-peer network … The post Tracking the Hide and Seek...

Best Programming Languages to Learn for Malware Analysis

One of the most common questions I’m asked is “what programming language(s) should I learn to get into malware analysis/reverse engineering”, to answer this question I’m going to write about the top 3 languages which I’ve personally found most useful. […]

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