The Anatomy of an Exploit

NDC TechTown 2019

Patricia Aas, 05 September 2019

Security vulnerabilities and secure coding is often talked about in the abstract by programmers, but rarely understood. In this talk we will walk through simple exploit attempts, and finally a simple stack buffer overflow exploit, how it’s developed and how it’s used.

The goal is to try to get a feeling for the point of view of an “attacker”, and to slowly start looking at exploitation as just another programming practice. We will mainly be looking at C and x86_64 assembly, so bring snacks.

The Anatomy of an Exploit (NDC TechTown 2019) from Patricia Aas