The Shellcoder's Handbook: Discovering and Exploiting Security Holes (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 16, 2011 - Computers - 744 pages
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  • This much-anticipated revision, written by the ultimate group of top security experts in the world, features 40 percent new content on how to find security holes in any operating system or application
  • New material addresses the many new exploitation techniques that have been discovered since the first edition, including attacking "unbreakable" software packages such as McAfee's Entercept, Mac OS X, XP, Office 2003, and Vista
  • Also features the first-ever published information on exploiting Cisco's IOS, with content that has never before been explored
  • The companion Web site features downloadable code files
  

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Contents

Stack Overflows
11
Shellcode
41
Introduction to Format String Bugs
61
Introduction to Heap Overflows
89
Other PlatformsWindows Solaris OSX and Cisco
111
Windows Shellcode
129
Windows Overflows
155
Overcoming Filters
205
Fault Injection
445
The Art of Fuzzing
461
A Manual Approach
503
Tracing for Vulnerabilities
525
Hacking Closed Source Software
549
Advanced Materials
573
Writing Exploits that Work in the Wild
597
Attacking Database Software
607

Introduction to Solaris Exploitation
223
Advanced Solaris Exploitation
279
OS X Shellcode
313
Cisco IOS Exploitation
339
Protection Mechanisms
375
Vulnerability Discovery
429
Unix Kernel Overflows
627
Exploiting Unix Kernel Vulnerabilities
647
Hacking the Windows Kernel
681
Index
705
Copyright

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About the author (2011)

Chris Anley is a founder and director of NGSSoftware, asecurity software, consultancy, and research company based inLondon, England. He is actively involved in vulnerability researchand has discovered security flaws in a wide variety of platformsincluding Microsoft Windows, Oracle, SQL Server, IBM DB2, SybaseASE, MySQL, and PGP.

John Heasman is the Director of Research at NGSSoftware.He is a prolific security researcher and has published manysecurity advisories in enterprise level software. He has aparticular interest in rootkits and has authored papers on malwarepersistence via device firmware and the BIOS. He is also aco-author of The Database Hacker’s Handbook: DefendingDatabase Servers (Wiley 2005).

Felix “FX” Linder leads SABRE Labs GmbH, aBerlin-based professional consulting company specializing insecurity analysis, system design creation, and verification work.Felix looks back at 18 years of programming and over a decade ofcomputer security consulting for enterprise, carrier, and softwarevendor clients. This experience allows him to rapidly dive intocomplex systems and evaluate them from a security and robustnesspoint of view, even in atypical scenarios and on arcane platforms.In his spare time, FX works with his friends from the Phenoelithacking group on different topics, which have included Cisco IOS,SAP, HP printers, and RIM BlackBerry in the past.

Gerardo Richarte has been doing reverse engineering andexploit development for more than 15 years non-stop. In the past 10years he helped build the technical arm of Core SecurityTechnologies, where he works today. His current duties includedeveloping exploits for Core IMPACT, researching new exploitationtechniques and other low-level subjects, helping other exploitwriters when things get hairy, and teaching internal and externalclasses on assembly and exploit writing. As result of his researchand as a humble thank you to the community, he has published sometechnical papers and open source projects, presented in a fewconferences, and released part of his training material. He reallyenjoys solving tough problems and reverse engineering any piece ofcode that falls in his reach just for the fun of doing it.

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