CVE-2013-1763 sock_diag_handlers Local Root Exploit Analysis

In this article we will analyze the exploit released by Kacper Szczesniak for CVE -2013-1763. In simple terms this exploit takes advantage of a vulnerability at kernel-level of the array sock_diag_handlers, and allows a local user to gain privileges of “root” on the system. Before starting the analysis, however, the underlying concept should be clarified: in Linux systems, […]

Analysis of CVE-2010-0188 PDF from RedKit ExploitKit

After noticing a substantial increase in RedKit infections, following a series of investigations performed on URLQuery, we have decided to go deeper to understand what was happening behind the curtains. RedKit is an exploitation packs that uses the following infection flow: We have this for today’s example: http://urlquery.net/report.php?id=1305873 and the resource is http://senreibehn.narod.ru/ A user visiting a page compromised with […]

RootSmart Android Malware Analysis

Android’s increasing popularity, combined with the possibility to create alternative markets, makes this platform a fertile ground for malware authors. While most of these applications just exploit the inexperience of the average user that is looking for free software, others are pretty smart and use more sophisticated techniques to take, and keep, control of the […]