Author Archives: Odzhan

Shellcode: The hunt for GetProcAddress

Introduction Recently revealed by Alex Ionescu, future releases of Windows will include Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) built into the kernel. As more mitigation features appear in MSVC and the Windows operating system, the difficulty of locating API to exploit … Continue reading

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Shellcode: x86 optimizations part 1

Introduction What follows are a number of basic ways to compact shellcodes. In a follow up post, I’ll discuss a few ways to obfuscate them which might be useful for evading signature detection algorithms. Some of the examples illustrated here … Continue reading

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WanaCryptor File Encryption and Decryption

Introduction This is a quick post about the WanaCryptor ransomware wreaking havoc on many networks across the world this weekend. With all the news coverage, most of you already know the trouble caused by it. Once executed on a system, … Continue reading

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Shellcode: Dual Mode (x86 + x86-64) Linux shellcode

Introduction Someone asked me recently what do you mean by “dual mode shellcode”? and it seems the wording is slightly ambiguous to those unfamiliar with the different operating modes of a CPU like x86 so I just wanted to clarify … Continue reading

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Shellcode: Fido and how it resolves GetProcAddress and LoadLibraryA

Introduction A tool to modify existing metasploit payloads for windows called Fido was recently published by Joshua Pitts, the author of Backdoor Factory. Fido will strip this assembly code responsible for resolving API addresses in the export directory and replace … Continue reading

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Shellcode: Dual mode PIC for x86 (Reverse and Bind Shells for Windows)

Introduction In a nutshell, we’re mixing 32 and 64-bit x86 opcodes so that regardless of the operating system mode (legacy or long), our Position Independent Code (PIC) will still execute successfully. Although some of the code requires conditional jumps, we … Continue reading

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Shellcode: Solaris x86

Introduction I wasn’t going to discuss these but they might be useful as a reference for anyone attempting to write shellcodes for Solaris on x86. Existing x86 codes I found online are outdated and don’t work anymore so these were … Continue reading

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