Identifying Payment Cards at Rest – Going Beyond the Key Word Search
In this blog, I’ll be discussing an approach for locating payment card numbers stored in MSSQL databases without relying on key words for data discovery. To overcome the impracticality of pulling an entire database over the wire for advanced analysis, we’ll focus on using MSSQL’s native capability to filter out items that can’t contain cardholder […]
Attacking SQL Server CLR Assemblies
In this blog, I’ll be expanding on the CLR assembly attacks developed by Lee Christensen and covered in Nathan Kirk’s CLR blog series. I’ll review how to create, import, export, and modify CLR assemblies in SQL Server with the goal of privilege escalation, OS command execution, and persistence. I’ll also share a few new PowerUpSQL […]
Anonymous SQL Execution in Oracle Advanced Support
A little over a year ago I was performing a penetration test on a client’s external environment. One crucial step in any external penetration test is mapping out accessible web servers. The combination of nmap with EyeWitness make this step rather quick as we can perform port scanning for web servers and then feed those […]
Targeting RSA Emergency Access Tokencodes for Fun and Profit
A few months ago, one of my RSA soft token was on the fritz. It refused to work, and I was not able to remote into the client’s network to do an internal project for them. In fiddling with the RSA self-service console, and playing around with the troubleshooting section, I came across this feature called the Emergency Access Tokencode.
Application Self Protection – A New Addition to the OWASP Top 10
OWASP has just released their release candidate of the Top 10 most critical web application security risks. While no major changes were included, they added two new ones. This blog discusses the first one in the list: A7 – Insufficient Attack Protection
Dynamic Binary Analysis with Intel Pin
Intro to Intel Pin Dynamic Binary Instrumentation (DBI) is a technique for analyzing a running program by dynamically injecting analysis code. The added analysis code, or instrumentation code, is run in the context of the instrumented program with access to real, runtime values. DBI is a powerful technique since it does not require the source […]
How to get SQL Server Sysadmin Privileges as a Local Admin with PowerUpSQL
In this blog I outline common techniques that can be used to leverage the SQL Server service account to escalate privileges from a local administrator to a SQL Server sysadmin (DBA).
Beautifying JSON in Burp
Most penetration testers know the pain of trying to view and modify an unparsed JSON string. This Burp extension removes that burden and allows live editing of beautified JSON strings.
Expanding the Empire with SQL
The core of PowerUpSQL is now in Empire. Let’s quickly go over how these modules work in Empire as a few changes had to be made for it to be integrated.