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Re: Stuff you might have missed in the CANVAS Ecosystem
From: Matthew Wollenweber <mjw () cyberwart com>
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2008 14:27:46 -0400

Dave/Gleg, 

Every now and then some exploits, such as the below really interest me
and my team. But it would be helpful if announcements contained a bit
more information. I know you have to balance disclosure but a couple
things that might help:

1. What versions of the software are affected?
2. Is the software in a common or default configuration?
3. What security zone is required for the exploit to work?
4. The exploit enables remote code execution?
5. How reliable is the exploit (ballpark -- for example a buffer
overflow you've never seen fail or a complicated heap corruption bug
that sometimes works). 

For me, that's the basic information I want before purchasing an exploit
and IMO I don't think it gives away enough to easily go look for the bug
myself. 

On Tue, 2008-10-14 at 12:35 -0400, Dave Aitel wrote:

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D2's latest exploit pack has a couple cool tools in it:
1. a malicious PDF file creator
2. a malicious Java Applet

If you're doing client side penetration tests, sometimes no exploit is
the best exploit. Both of these are "one click to own" things.
Immunity uses the D2 pack against our clients when we do penetration
tests. No one can write everything!

And of course Gleg continues to produce interesting remotes in things
like J2EE servers. Luckily no one uses those, right? At this point
they have 280 additional modules for CANVAS which almost doubles the
size of CANVAS's standard exploit modules.

And there are more third-party packs on the way! The value of these
tools is in the content built on top of them.

- -dave
(hahaha () me at using the word ecosystem. Such a Microsofty word!)
P.S. Everyone should have the cojones to post their static analysis
responses to the list!
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