Category: Linux

OpenVPN Vulnerable To Shellshock Exploit

So last week the big news was about the cross platform exploit in BASH that we covered in our article – Everything You NEED To Know About Shellshock Bug In BASH. As mentioned in...

LinEnum – Linux Enumeration & Privilege Escalation Tool

LinEnum will automate many Local Linux Enumeration & Privilege Escalation checks documented in this cheat sheet. It’s a very basic shell script that performs over 65 checks, getting anything from kernel information to locating...

Pentoo – Gentoo Based Penetration Testing Linux LiveCD

Pentoo is a Gentoo based penetrating testing linux LiveCD. It’s basically a Gentoo install with lots of customized tools, customized kernel, and much more. Here is a non-exhaustive list of the features currently included:...

Parrot Security OS – Debian Based Security Oriented Operating System

Parrot Security OS is a security oriented operating system designed for Penetration Testing, Computer Forensic, Reverse engineering, Hacking, Privacy/Anonymity and Cryptography. Instead of installing the OS then painstakingly assembling your collection of security tools...

LSAT – Linux Security Auditing Tool

Linux Security Auditing Tool (LSAT) is a post install security auditing tool. It is modular in design, so new features can be added quickly. It checks inetd entries and scans for unneeded RPM packages....

LaZagne – Password Recovery Tool For Windows & Linux

The LaZagne project is an open source password recovery tool used to retrieve passwords stored on a local computer. Each software stores its passwords using different techniques (plaintext, APIs, custom algorithms, databases and so...

The Linux glibc Exploit – What You Need To Know

So the Internet exploded this week with news of a pretty serious glibc exploit, something that everyone pays attention to as every Linux server uses this library and in some cases it can yield...

wildpwn – UNIX Wildcard Attack Tool

wildpwn is a Python UNIX wildcard attack tool that helps you generate attacks, based on a paper by Leon Juranic. It’s considered a fairly old-skool attack vector, but it still works quite often. The...

Linux kernel.org Hacker Arrested After Traffic Stop

So it seems the alleged kernel.org hacker has finally been caught, kinda by accident after being stopped for a traffic violation. It was quite a high profile hack, especially in the open source community...

BEURK – Linux Userland Preload Rootkit

BEURK is an userland preload rootkit for GNU/Linux, heavily focused around anti-debugging and anti-detection. Being a userland rootkit it gives limited privileges (whatever the user has basically) vs a superuser or root level rootkit....

10 Linux distributions recommended for 2018

The new features included all the patches, fixes, and updates to the tools and Kernel that were released over the preceding period, which is no small matter, especially if you use Maltego or SET.

How to resolve Shellshock on Mac OS X, web servers and more

The “Bash Bug” or “Shellshock” vulnerability means a wide range of devices, servers and computers, including Mac OS X, will need to be patched to prevent abuse by malicious persons. Here’s advice about what to do and links to more in-depth resources.

Apache/PHP web access holes – are your .htaccess controls really safe

If your organization’s website runs on Apache, and many do, you might wonder if the webserver’s .htaccess controls are securely configured. If you believe the demo we saw yesterday at Blackhat by Matias Katz and Maximiliano Soler, the answer is a resounding ‘NO!’ What Katz and Soler described in their session is not some rare

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