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Privilege Escalation Linux BPF CVE-2017-16995 is a Linux kernel vulnerability in the way that a Berkeley Packet Filter (BPF) is verified. Multiple sign extension bugs allows memory corruption by unprivileged users, which could be used for a local privilege escalation attack by overwriting a credential…

Open Source Security Meetup (OSSM): Vegas 2018

Want to chat with members of the Metasploit Framework core dev team about open source security in Vegas this year? Come to the fourth annual OSSM (Open Source Security Meetup) August 9.…

Metasploit Wrapup

Committing to some shells in GitList Shelby has been killing it with new exploit and aux modules by the day. In this iteration, she's produced an exploit for GitList 0.6.0 and likely older versions. The software is built on PHP and allows users…

Metasploit Wrapup

New Modules Exploit modules (3 new) Nagios XI Chained Remote Code Execution by Benny Husted, Cale Smith, and Jared Arave, which exploits CVE-2018-8736. Monitor this series of unfortunate events all the way to magical shells. Boxoft WAV to MP3 Converter v1.1 Buffer Overflow by…

Metasploit Wrapup

Moar Power OJ Reeves added two new PowerShell transport functions to Metasploit payloads and made modifications to the PowerShell transport binding functionality. The aptly-named Add-TcpTransport function adds an active TCP transport to the current session and the Add-WebTransport function adds an HTTP/S transport to…

Metasploit Wrapup

Welcome to another installment of the week! This installment features a new ETERNALBLUE module in everyone's favorite reptile-brain language, Python! Sporting support for Windows 8 and 10, it has everything you need, including immutable strings and enforced whitespace. In other Windows 10 news, chervalierly fixed…

Metasploit Wrapup

New Privilege Escalation Exploit The glibc 'realpath()' module was added by bcoles. It attempts to gain root privileges on Debian-based Linux systems by exploiting a vulnerability in GNU C Library (glibc) version <= 2.26. This exploit uses halfdog's RationalLove exploit to expose a…

Metasploit Wrapup

Just Let Me Grab My Popcorn First This week, rmdavy contributed a pair of modules designed to fool Windows into authenticating to you so you can capture sweet, sweet NetNTLM hashes. BadODT targets LibreOffice/Apache OpenOffice by providing a link to an image on a…

Announcement: End of Life for Metasploit Express Edition

Today, June 4th, 2018, Rapid7 announced that Metasploit Express edition will see end of life on June 4th, 2019. This is being done to focus efforts on Metasploit Pro, which continues to be a major investment for Rapid7 and will consistently see new innovations. Milestone…

Metasploit Wrapup

Upgrade Your SOCKS Thanks to zeroSteiner, we have some very nice additions to the SOCKS5 library this week. His changes enabled BIND connections through the SOCKS5 proxy, improved automated testing around the code, and broke it up into more manageable, targeted submodules. Now that Trevor’…

Metasploit Wrapup

Bonjour! Que désirez-vous? We want to know what you'd like to see out of our latest Metasploit improvements. Please take a moment to fill out our community survey to help shape Metasploit's new backend data service. Tell us how you use the Metasploit database, which…

Metasploit Wrapup

You Compile Me Our very own wchen-r7 added the ability to compile C code in metasploit, including (select) dependencies by creating a wrapper for metasm. Right now, support for windows.h is the first salvo in custom compiling tools within the metasploit interface! Hack all…

Metasploit Wrapup

Chaining Vulnerabilities Philip Pettersson discovered vulnerabilities in certain PAN OS versions that could lead to remote code execution and hdm wrote a Metasploit module for the exploit chain. The exploit chain starts off with an authentication bypass, which allows the module to access a page…

Metasploit Wrapup

May the fourth be with you… Get comfortable, put on your headphones or turn up your speaker volume, and enjoy this guitar rendition of the Ewok Celebration, commonly known as Yub Nub while catching up on Metasploit updates for the week. PHP Debugging Xdebug is…

Hiding Metasploit Shellcode to Evade Windows Defender

Being on the offensive side in the security field, I personally have a lot of respect for the researchers and engineers in the antivirus industry, and the companies dedicated to investing so much in them. If malware development is a cat-and-mouse game, then I would…

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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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Make Your SIEM Project a Success with Rapid7

In this toolkit, get access to Gartner's report “Overcoming Common Causes for SIEM Solution Deployment Failures,” which details why organizations are struggling to unify their data and find answers from it. Also get the Rapid7 companion guide with helpful recommendations on approaching your SIEM needs.

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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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