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Re: Book of unreleased exploits?
From: Dave Aitel <dave () immunitysec com>
Date: Sat, 13 Mar 2004 10:21:05 -0500

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Thanks for your interest in Shellcoders! The book is not simply a
listing of new exploits. It does contain new exploits to highlight
some of the techniques in the chapters. Specifically, I have a new CDE
remote, and Sinan has some kernel exploits in the advanced chapters,
and there are 0day "techniques" throughout some of the chapters. There
were several goals with this book:
1. Not make it a collection of Phrack papers
2. Not make it confusing to the reader by bouncing between architectures
3. To try to provide a coherent progression from easy to advanced.

While we do cover Windows, Solaris, and Tru64 in some detail, the
beginner's chapters of the book are written for Linux. We felt that by
staying with one, widely available, platform, we could make the book
understandable to readers who had not had experience writing exploits
previously. This is why we have so many people on the book - each of
us is good at presenting some things, and we were able to bounce
things off each other.

If you're curious about me in particular, I run a mailing list "The
Daily Dave" where I post my advisories and comments on information
security technology linked off of www.immunitysec.com. I posted two
advisories to it yesterday, for example.

Dave Aitel
Immunity, Inc.

David Cohen wrote:

Coworker is telling me this is some sort of compendium of unreleased
exploits. Figuring that the average exploit would take up about 5 pages
of printed text, and the book at 650 pages, that would lead me to infer
that it has somehwere around 130 new exploits. WTF? What is the point of
this other than to force people to buy exploits? Im speculating that this
is mostly going to be lame XSS bugs and rewrites of existing exploits.
Anyone know for sure? I've never heard of any of these guys, but one of
these jokers has to be on this mailing list.


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