Title
The Shellcode Generation
Authors
Ivan Arce
In
IEEE Computer Society - Security & Privacy Magazine, Vol. 2, No. 5.
Date published
2004-09
Keywords
shellcode, egg, exploitation

Abstract

Attackers carry out many network security compromises using exploitation programs, or exploits, which take advantage of bugs in software running on vulnerable systems. These programs are often the only remaining evidence of a security compromise; by analyzing them, we can assess the incident's impact and the attackers' skills and intent. We can build an entire taxonomy of attacks by understanding these programs' technical capabilities and their connection to those who develop and use them.

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