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RE: root kit detection/penetration
From: "Chris Fahey" <cfahey () ceservices com>
Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2005 19:05:04 -0400

if you are going to root a client server you should first do a few things.
let them know they are vulnerable to a rootkit attack and get authorization to exploit it. unless it is stipulated in 
the contract that you will exploit all vulnerabilities black box style. also, do your best that when you root the box 
you are doing it in the most stealthy way possible (i.e. no DoS). furthermore, document everything you do. i recommend 
using vmware workstation 5 as your attack platform so as that you can record all of your keystrokes, commands, clicks, 
etc. this will provide you and your client with very robust documentation of how the box was rooted.

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From: cdewitt () indepthsec com [mailto:cdewitt () indepthsec com]
Sent: Tue 9/13/2005 9:55 AM
To: pen-test () securityfocus com
Subject: root kit detection/penetration



What are the best practices for penetration testing the viability of placing root kits on a client's external servers - 
vpn, web, app...?

And, while I'm asking - what are the best practices or countermeasures for root kit placement?

What root kits are still viable/current?

All comments/tomatoes welcome...cd

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