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CVE-2017-3823: Remote Code Execution Vulnerability in Cisco WebEx Browser Plugin

On January 21st 2017, Google's Project Zero disclosed a vulnerability in Cisco's WebEx browser plugin extension that could allow attackers to perform a remote code execution (RCE) exploit on any Windows host running the plugin. An initial fix was pushed out by Cisco that warned…

12 Days of HaXmas: A Fireside Foray into a Firefox Fracas

Merry HaXmas to you! Each year we mark the 12 Days of HaXmas with 12 blog posts on hacking-related topics and roundups from the year. This year, we're highlighting some of the “gifts” we want to give back to the community. And while these gifts…

Using the National Vunerability Database to Reveal Vulnerability Trends Over Time

This is a guest post by Ismail Guneydas. Ismail Guneydas is senior technical leader with over ten years of experience in vulnerability management, digital forensics, e-Crime investigations and teaching. Currently he is a senior vulnerability manager at Kimberly-Clark and an adjunct faculty at Texas A&…

R7-2015-04 Disclosure: Mozilla Firefox Proxy Prototype RCE (CVE-2014-8636)

This blog post was originally written by Joe Vennix, and published here with his permission. All first person pronouns refer to him.Adventures in Browser Exploitation: Firefox 31 - 34 RCEA few months ago, I was testing some Javascript code in Firefox involving Proxies. Proxies…

Weekly Metasploit Update: Heartbleed and Firefox Passwords

And we're back!So, full disclosure: I haven't written an update blog post in almost a month. I'm a terrible person, I know. The reasons are many, of course -- we had a Metasploit 4.9 release at the tail end of March, and then…

Metasploit Weekly Update: Keeping Things Tidy

Making Beautiful Exploits This week, most of our energy has been spent on making Metasploit modules more beautiful. If you're not aware, we have this long-standing bug, Couple hundred msftidy warnings, which deal mostly with the style and syntax of Metasploit modules. msftidy.rb is…

New Metasploit Payloads for Firefox Javascript Exploits

Those of you with a keen eye on metasploit-framework/master will notice the addition of three new payloads: firefox/shell_reverse_tcp firefox/shell_bind_tcp firefox/exec These are Javascript payloads meant for executing in a privileged Javascript context inside of Firefox. By calling…

Weekly Metasploit Update: Firefox Payloads, VirusTotal Checks, and What To Do With Unstable Modules

Firefox PayloadsHey, remember last summer when it was reported that the FBI was allegedly targeting Firefox with an 0day to nab criminals? Turns out, perhaps whoever was really behind it wasn't thinking far enough outside the box, because Firefox has some built-in functionality for some…

Here's that FBI Firefox Exploit for You (CVE-2013-1690)

Hello fellow hackers, I hope you guys had a blast at Defcon partying it up and hacking all the things, because ready or not, here's more work for you.  During the second day of the conference, I noticed a reddit post regarding some Mozilla Firefox…

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National Exposure Index 2018

The National Exposure Index is an exploration of data derived from Project Sonar, Rapid7's security research project that gains insights into global exposure to common vulnerabilities through internet-wide surveys.

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Quarterly Threat Report

Rapid7’s Quarterly Threat Report leverages intelligence from our extensive network—including the Insight platform, managed detection and response engagements, Project Sonar, Heisenberg Cloud, and the Metasploit community—to put today’s shifting threat landscape into perspective. It gives you a clear picture of the threats that you face within your unique industry, and how those threats change throughout the year.

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