Analysis of MS16-104: .URL files Security Feature Bypass (CVE-2016-3353)

On September 13th, 2016 Microsoft released security bulletin MS16-104 , which addresses several vulnerabilities affecting Internet Explorer. One of those vulnerabilities is CVE-2016-3353, a security feature bypass bug in the way .URL files are handled. This security issue does not allow for remote code execution by itself; instead, it allows attackers to bypass a security warning in attacks involving user interaction. In this blogpost we discuss the whole process, from reverse engineering the patch to building a Proof-of-Concept for this vulnerability.

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Xen exploitation part 3: XSA-182, Qubes escape

This is the last part of our blogpost series about Xen security . This time we write about a vulnerability we found (XSA-182) (CVE-2016-6258) and his exploitation on Qubes OS project.

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Xen exploitation part 2: XSA-148, from guest to host

This blog post describes the exploitation of Xen Security Advisory 148 (XSA-148) (CVE-2015-7835). It has been discovered by Shangcong Luan of Alibaba and publicly disclosed in October 2015. At the time, we were working on writing an exploit and no public proof of concept nor exploit were available. Today, the security researcher responsible of the vulnerability disclosure has given a public talk and will give conferences explaining his approach . We decided to publish this blogpost anyway because our exploitation strategy is a little bit different.

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Xen exploitation part 1: XSA-105, from nobody to root

This blog post describes the exploitation of Xen Security Advisory 105 (XSA-105) (CVE-2014-7155). This post explains the environment setup and shows the development of a fully working exploit on Linux 4.4.5.

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