CA ARCserve – CVE-2012-2971

On a recent penetration test, we encountered an installation of CA ARCserve Backup on one of the target systems that piqued our interest. Like most “good” enterprise applications, ARCserve has processes that are running as SYSTEM so naturally, we went straight to work looking for vulnerabilities.

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AWE is Going to Vienna, Austria

Join us for a mind-blowing experience in a city known for its dynamic history and contemporary design, Vienna, Austria. For the first time in Europe we are holding our most intense live training course, Advanced Windows Exploitation (AWE). Be prepared to be challenged beyond your limits!

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Onity Door Unlocker, Round Two.

On one of our engagements, we figured an Onity Hotel door unlocker would be useful to us. Inspired by the James bond type setup we saw on the Spiderlabs blog post, we thought we’de try to build a small, simple and “TSA friendly” version of the Onity key unlocker. Pro Tip: Connecting a 9v battery with the wrong polarity to an Arduino Mini Pro will make pretty sparks.

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Stand-Alone EM4x RFID Harvester

Continuing off from our last RFID Cloning with Proxmark3 post, we wanted to build a small, portable, stand-alone EM4x RFID tag stealer. We needed an easy way of storing multiple tag IDs whilst “rubbing elbows” with company personnel. The proxmark3 seemed liked an overkill and not particularly fast at reading em4x tags so we figured we’d try hooking up our RoboticsConnection RFID reader to a Teensy and see if we could make them play nicely together.

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Cloning RFID Tags with Proxmark 3

Our Proxmark 3 (and antennae) finally arrived, and we thought we’d take it for a spin. It’s a great little device for physical pentests, allowing us to capture, replay and clone certain RFID tags. We started off by reading the contents of the Proxmark wiki, to understand (more or less) what we are up against. This proved to be a vitally important step, and we are thankful we had the insight to RTFM a tad bit before.

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Advanced Teensy Penetration Testing Payloads

In one of our recent engagements, we had the opportunity to test the physical security of an organization. This assessment presented an excellent scenario for a USB HID attack, where an attacker would stealthily sneak into a server room, and connect a malicious USB device to a server with logged on console, thus compromising it. From here, the “Peensy” (Penetration Testing Teensy?) was born.

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Metasploit 4 on iPhone 4S & iPad 2

With the recent Absinthe Jailbreak which opens up firmware 5.1.1 to Cydia, we once again tried to get Metasploit running on these iBabies. After a bit of fiddling around with various ruby package versions, its seems like the following combination works well with the latest version of Metasploit 4.4.0-dev (as of May 2012).

Of course, you need a jailbroken iPhone or iPad, with apt, OpenSSH server and a SSH client, such as iSSH.

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FreePBX Exploit Phone Home

During a routine scan of new vulnerability reports for the Exploit Database, we came across a single post in full disclosure by Martin Tschirsich, about a Remote Code Execution vulnerability in FreePBX. This vulnerability sounded intriguing, and as usual, required verification in the EDB. At first glance, the vulnerability didn’t jump out at us, especially as we are not familiar with the inner workings of asterisk. After a couple of emails back and forth with Martin,

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Modern Warfare Students vs Trainers 0x2

Our first modern warfare tournament against our students was… humbling. Don’t get me wrong, we had our victories, but all in all we left the grounds wounded and limping. Between getting blown up by RPGs, massacred by drones or carpet bombed by B52’s we didn’t have it easy. Unfortunately, this was all documented and very soon, the screenshots and youtube videos arrived. The ones voted the best, somehow involved me getting blown up, as you can see below.

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Re-Discover Your Inner Pirate

Johnny here, again…I’m excited to announce that Muts and I will be co-presenting the second Pentesting With Backtrack course in December 3-7, 2012 in St. Kitts! I’m excited on a couple different levels. First, I’m excited to get back to St. Kitts. Maybe it’s the inner pirate calling me back to the Caribbean, or maybe it’s just that the place is so exotic and beautiful. I enjoyed the breathtaking views with white beaches, mountains and electric blue water so much that on some days I wonder why I haven’t just packed up and moved there.

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MW3 Staff vs Students 0x1

Want a chance to get even ? For years we have been running classes that take great joy in torturing our students. We ask a lot of you, and the classes and certifications prove it. However there is no way around it: Some times we can drive you nuts. Here’s your chance to get even, MW3-style.

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PWB in the Caribbean, Part 4

When we last left off in Part 3 of our series of posts on Johnny’s experience at our recent PWB in the Caribbean course, he was experiencing the highs and lows of exploit development, emerging triumphantly in the end. Part 4 picks up where we left off last time so we’ll let Johnny take it from here.

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