Critical Exposure in Citrix ADC (NetScaler) – Unauthenticated Remote Code Execution

January 10, 2020
On December 17, 2019, Citrix released a critical advisory that allows for remote code execution. Advisories like these come out often for organizations, and critical exposures are nothing new for any company. However, when digging into the remediation step details, this advisory gave a substantial amount of information on the exploit itself. What makes this...

Rekt by the REX

January 9, 2020
The request-to-exit (REX) passive infrared (PIR) sensor. You know the one. Spray canned air or smoke in its face, it becomes disoriented and unlocks the door. Spit a mist of alcohol in its face, it gets a buzz and unlocks the door. The butt of many “jokes” for how easily it provides unauthorized entry, but...

SELinux and Auditd

January 7, 2020
In this blog post, I will discuss SELinux and Auditd, how to use them, how to determine what the default policies are doing, and how to add new ones. For those who do not know what SELinux is, it stands for Security-Enhanced Linux. More details about SELinux can be found in the resources section at...

Red Team Engagement Guide: How an Organization Should React

December 5, 2019
A lengthy Red Team engagement is coming. What should the defense do if they catch the offense? Reimage systems? Notify and allow? What is the course of action that allows the engagement to proceed and deliver maximum value to the organization? These can be difficult questions to answer, but ones that companies procuring these tests...

Automation Testing With Ansible, Molecule, and Vagrant

December 3, 2019
There is an old rule that if you find yourself doing anything more than twice, you should automate it. For developers, this may be software builds or the environments into which they will be deployed; for penetration testers, it may be the need to create a phishing host or a lab environment for testing. In...

Creating Honey Credentials with LSA Secrets

November 21, 2019
As an attacker, I frequently leverage LSASecrets to escalate privileges within the context of an ongoing compromise. Generally, the attack path is something like this: Gain Initial Foothold > Escalate to Limited User > Dump LSASecrets on Systems Where Credentials are Administrator A pretty slick way to identify targets to dump LSASecrets on is to...
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