Offensive Security Blog

  • Sniffing DECT Phones with BackTrack

    BIG FAT HAIRY NOTE: IT IS ILLEGAL TO RECORD PHONE CONVERSATIONS IN MANY COUNTRIES. For a list of state privacy laws in the US, click here and here. Thanks to 5m7x, dedected is soon to be added to the BackTrack repositories. In our internal tests, …

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  • Metasploit Unleashed – Information Security Training at its best.

    The “Metasploit Unleashed” online courseware is almost ready! We had several technical issues which delayed the release of the course by a couple of weeks. Here’s a quick teaser, showing some of the TOC. We expect the online version to be released in a week …

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  • Microsoft IIS FTP 5.0 Remote SYSTEM Exploit

    A remote Microsoft FTP server exploit was released today by Kingcope, and can be found at http://milw0rm.com/exploits/9541, A quick examination of the exploit showed some fancy manipulations in a highly restrictive environment that lead to a”useradd” type payload. The main issue was the relatively small …

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  • BackTrack 4 Pre Final Kernel Update

    We have pushed a new kernel to the repository and updated several drivers. The upgrade process is a bit convoluted, but has been streamlined for the future. For now, run these commands from your backtrack box to update to the latest kernel and drivers: apt-get …

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  • Kernel whoops in BackTrack 4

    The latest Linux Kernel ‘sock_sendpage()’ NULL Pointer Dereference Vulnerability did not spare BackTrack 4 either.  We’ve taken this opportunity to upgrade the BackTrack 4 kernel and include the required security patch. The patched kernel source and image can be downloaded here : BackTrack 4 Kernel …

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  • Metasploit Unleashed – Mastering the Framework

    The Offensive Security Team along with several active community members, have been working diligently to bring you an in depth course on the Metasploit Framework – “Mastering the Framework” . This course will take you on a journey through the  Metasploit Framework in full detail, …

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  • Social Engineering Contest – Defcon 2009

    Social Engineer your way to a free course! DC718 and Telephreak are bringing Social Engineering back to Defcon. Offensive Security has linked together with DC718, Telephreak, the contest/event Goons Pyr0 and Russr and www.social-engineer.org to have the best of the best to judge and help …

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  • BackTrack 4 Pre Final – Feel the pwnsauce!

    Two weeks later.. 130232 downloads of BackTrack 4 Pre-Final since the release. This number does not include torrents, direct dls or black market underground copies. That translates to 182325 GB of traffic served from our mirrors in the past two weeks. Our repository serves 120 …

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  • Holy Crack!

    A wonderful BackTrack CUDA guide – showing some of the amazing CUDA tools included in BackTrack 4. MD4/MD5/NTLM hashes getting cracked at speeds of over 200M/s (million…two hundred of em…) Check out the BackTrack 4 CUDA Guide by pure_hate

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  • Installing VMWare Workstation 6.5.2 On BackTrack 4

    As usual, brand new kernel woes with VMware. Here’s a quick way to patch up VMware 6.5.2 to get the modules to compile.  Start by downloading and installing VMWare Workstation 6.5.2. Once that’s done, run the following commands: rmmod kvm_intel kvm echo blacklist kvm >> …

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