Articles with tag: Linux
POSTED BY: dimitris / 19.10.2018

Program Instrumentation with and without Source Code (FOSSCOMM 2018)

CENSUS was one of the sponsors of FOSSCOMM 2018, the annual free and open source communities conference, that took place this year in Heraklion, Crete. CENSUS participated in the conference with a two part presentation on Program Instrumentation.


POSTED BY: sophron / 01.02.2018

The Known Beacons Attack (34th Chaos Communication Congress)

The recent key reinstallation attacks (KRACK) against the WPA2 protocol revealed how an adversary can easily eavesdrop, and in some cases tamper, a Wi-Fi connection secured by the WPA2 protocol. At the same time, Wi-Fi automatic association attacks achieve a similar result (man-in-the-middle position) not by attacking the WPA2 protocol directly but by enforcing Wi-Fi clients to join a rogue Access Point.


POSTED BY: nullsem / 06.11.2014

Using SystemTap to determine the exploitability of unbound memory overflows

Hello, my name is Nikos Naziridis and I am a security researcher at CENSUS. In this post, I will present how SystemTap and kernel instrumentation in general, could be used to aid the process of determining the exploitability of unbound memory overflows and the detection of thread race condition bugs.


POSTED BY: argp / 03.01.2012

The Linux kernel memory allocators from an exploitation perspective

In anticipation of Dan Rosenberg’s talk on exploiting the Linux kernel’s SLOB memory allocator at the Infiltrate security conference and because I recently had a discussion with some friends about the different kernel memory allocators in Linux, I decided to write this quick introduction. I will present some of the allocators’ characteristics and also provide references to public work on exploitation techniques.