Ansible Security Assessment

Ansible is an open-source software automating configuration management and software deployment. Ansible is used in Quarkslab to manage our infrastructure and in our product Irma. In order to have an idea of the security of Ansible, we conducted a security assessment. This blogpost presents our findings.

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Windows Filtering Platform: Persistent state under the hood

Since Windows XP SP2, the Windows firewall is deployed and enabled by default in every Microsoft Windows operating system. Starting with Windows Vista the firewall relies on a set of API and services called the Windows Filtering Platform (WFP). Although used by almost every Windows OS, WFP is still one of the relatively unknown beast that lies in the kernel. In this post we will see how the firewall manages its persistent state.

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