After familiarising ourselves with a simple buffer overflow in ret2win to overwrite the return address first, and then searching and using our first real gadget in split we will now focus on the Procedure Linkage Table (PLT). While here the functions that need to be called will all be using three arguments, thus exposing a little bit more of the amd64 calling convention. Exploring the binary It should be a familiar routine by now to check the binary for any compiled-in security measures, followed by looking for strings and functions.
In the previous post I tried to explain what ROP is and how I solved the ROP Emporium ret2win. This write-up will be about the second challenge: split. We’ll look at finding our first gadget and how to go about using it in a chain. Exploring the binary First explore the binary to see what we’re up against: $ rabin2 -I split | grep nx nx true $ rabin2 -z split [Strings] Num Paddr Vaddr Len Size Section Type String 000 0x000008a8 0x004008a8 21 22 (.
Over the past couple of week I’ve set myself the goal of learning how Return Oriented Programming (ROP) really works. Coincidentally, over at Hack the Box there have recently been multiple instances where one needed to exploit a binary using ROP. Whilst doing some research on the topic I ran into ROP Emporium and this has proven to be very valuable resource. This site hosts eight challenges with an increasing level of difficulty and along the way it touches upon various concepts related to ROP and binary exploitation.
Earlier this week I imported a port for WireGuard into the OpenBSD ports tree. At the moment we have the userland daemon and the tools available. The in-kernel implementation is only available for Linux. At the time of writing there are packages available for -current.As of June 2020 support for WireGuard has been committed to the kernel as wg(4) along with support in ifconfig(8). Please see these two posts on the WireGuard mailinglist on how to set it up or how migrate from a setup as described below: setup and migrate from Linux.
The seventh and final assignment of the SLAE64 exam states: Create a custom crypto like the one shown in the “crypters” video Free to use any existing encryption schema Can use any programming language Initially I wanted to use the Tiny Encryption Algorithm but decided against it and instead chose the ChaCha20 stream cipher. The reason is that while TEA is an interesting exercise is simplicity, ChaCha20 is much more relevant today.