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Re: Detecting vulnerabilities to write exploits
From: Joshua <theanathema () gmail com>
Date: Wed, 04 Jan 2006 18:07:59 -0500

On point 2 I must beg to differ. In many cases this is the only way to force a company to make the appropriate updates to their product. If you propose that we wait until a company releases a patch, then we may as well wait until all users everywhere have downloaded and installed said patch. Many vulnerabilities can lead to the discovery of others. I would much rather that any additional holes, or exploit methods are found prior to the patch for a few reasons.

1. A company is less likely to revisit an issue if they feel they have addressed it in a capacity to placate the average end user.

2. Better to have the knowledge on what to avoid (in specific) to better answer questions from those less technically inclined.

3. Its more fun...

ahmad mubarak wrote:
there are diifferent ways:

1 - vendors always announcing about the vulnerabilities before
releasing the patches such as the  Oxy-morons (Microsoft)

2 - bad behaviour of Security Response Teams by Making such tools
publicly available when there's no vendor patch available is
irresponsible. Plain and simply irresponsible. Everybody associated in
making and publishing the exploit knows this. And they should know
better. Moore, A.S, San and FrSIRT: you should know better.
http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/archives/archive-012006.html#00000758




On 30 Dec 2005 09:47:17 -0000, neelima_2sha () yahoo com
<neelima_2sha () yahoo com> wrote:

Hi All,


This is something very basic to start with the exploit writing. Can anyone let me know these queries:

How do you detect the vulnerability to write a exploit for this?

Basically i want to know that how do u find in any code of program that there is buffer overflow or any other kind of 
vulnerability existing?

How will analyse this to start writing the exploit with respect to this vulnerability?

I hope the query is clear.

Regards,
Neelima Sharma

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