US Blog RSS Feed en Wed, 29 Nov 2017 02:00:00 GMT (c) Copyright 2017 NCC Group US Blog RSS Feed 30 30 <![CDATA[Eggplant AI from Testplant: No test automation experience, no problem]]> At the start of November, Testplant launched Eggplant AI, a brand new addition to the digital test specialist’s Eggplant...]]> Wed, 29 Nov 2017 02:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Kubernetes security: Consider your threat model]]> One of the questions that I've been asked on multiple occasions when presenting on Kubernetes security is...]]> Thu, 23 Nov 2017 02:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Common security issues in Azure & the importance of configuring your cloud environment]]> Azure audits (or Azure configuration reviews) are slowly becoming more common as larger organisations move their infrastructure...]]> Tue, 21 Nov 2017 02:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Cisco ASA series part eight: Exploiting the CVE-2016-1287 heap overflow over IKEv1]]> Exodus Intel released how they exploited [1] CVE-2016-1287 for IKEv2 in February 2016, but there wasn't anything public for...]]> Fri, 10 Nov 2017 02:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Cisco ASA series part seven: Checkheaps]]> As a part of our ongoing series we would like to talk about Cisco's Checkheaps security and stability mechanism. ]]> Thu, 26 Oct 2017 01:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Bad Rabbit ransomware hits targets within Eastern Europe]]> As you may have seen in the news, a new ransomware outbreak named Bad Rabbit reached Eastern Europe this week.]]> Wed, 25 Oct 2017 02:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Cisco ASA series part six: Cisco ASA mempools]]> In part six, we document some of the details around Cisco ASA mempools and how the mempool-related functions wrap more...]]> Mon, 23 Oct 2017 02:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Employee Spotlight: Anthony, Principal Security Consultant, Australia]]> Anthony Caulfield, Principal Security Consultant for NCC Group in Sydney, features in our latest Employee Spotlight.]]> Mon, 16 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Cisco ASA series part five: libptmalloc gdb plugin]]> We're releasing a gdb plugin for analyzing ptmalloc2. This plugin is essentially a fork from an older version of cloudburst's...]]> Mon, 16 Oct 2017 02:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Cisco ASA series part four: dlmalloc-2.8.x, libdlmalloc, & dlmalloc on Cisco ASA]]> This article is meant to provide a summary of some key functionality for dlmalloc-2.8.x and introduce a debugging plugin called...]]> Mon, 09 Oct 2017 02:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[SusanRTTI: an IDAPython plugin for viewing run-time type information]]> Run‐type type information, or RTTI, refers to class information present in compiled C++ binaries. Depending on the class...]]> Thu, 05 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Decoder Improved Burp Suite Plugin Release, Part 2]]> In the previous blog post, we walked through the primary benefits of using Decoder Improved over the Burp Suite’s built-in...]]> Tue, 03 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Cisco ASA series part three: Debugging Cisco ASA firmware]]> We have developed a small framework of tools to automate the debugging of most Cisco ASA firmware files using gdb, while...]]> Mon, 02 Oct 2017 01:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Cisco ASA series part two: Static analysis & datamining of Cisco ASA firmware]]> During our research, we ended up wanting to analyse a large number of Cisco ASA firmware files. Most importantly, we needed to...]]> Mon, 25 Sep 2017 02:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Cisco ASA series part one: Intro to the Cisco ASA]]> We’ve spent a bunch of time investigating Cisco ASA devices and their firmware while looking into exploiting CVE-2016-1287...]]> Wed, 20 Sep 2017 02:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[EternalGlue part one: Rebuilding NotPetya to assess real-world resilience]]> Tl;dr - we were engaged by a client back in June 2017 to rebuild NotPetya from scratch. However, instead of the data destruction..]]> Tue, 19 Sep 2017 02:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Decoder Improved Burp Suite Plugin Release, Part 1]]> Burp Suite’s built-in decoder component, while useful, is missing important features and cannot be extended. To remedy this...]]> Wed, 13 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Employee spotlight: Tony, Principal Security Consultant, NCC Group North America]]> Tony Cargile, Principal Security Consultant in our Austin office, talks about his time at NCC Group, career progression and more. ]]> Thu, 07 Sep 2017 03:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Common CSRF Prevention Misconceptions]]> At NCC Group we’ve noticed, among applicants and the general public, some common misconceptions regarding CSRF]]> Tue, 05 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Educational Tools for Binary Ninja]]> A series of plugins designed to improve Binary Ninja’s potential as a tool for beginners.]]> Wed, 30 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[DeLux Edition: Getting root privileges on the eLux Thin Client OS]]> While on an engagement I came across a thin client running the eLux Linux distribution...]]> Thu, 24 Aug 2017 02:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Introducing G-Scout]]> G‐Scout is a tool to help assess the security of Google Cloud Platform (GCP) environment configurations.]]> Tue, 15 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Incremental threat modelling: A follow-up]]> ]]> Mon, 14 Aug 2017 02:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[When a web application SSRF causes the cloud to rain credentials & more]]> This blog post reviews an interesting Server-Side Request Forgery (SSRF) technique against applications that are in cloud...]]> Fri, 11 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Smuggling HTA files in Internet Explorer/Edge]]> In this blog post, we will demonstrate how attackers can serve malicious HTML Application (HTA) [1] files in a way that may...]]> Tue, 08 Aug 2017 02:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Developing Trust and Gitting Betrayed]]> At NCC Group, one of our core offerings for clients is performing external network penetration tests. In these tests, we...]]> Mon, 07 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[FedEx & TNT Express: A lesson in M&A cyber security due diligence & collateral economic disruption]]> In August 2015, FedEx started an acquisition process of TNT Express which it concluded nine months later in May 2016...]]> Thu, 03 Aug 2017 02:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Penetration testing: Thinking in scenarios]]> We explore what penetration testing’s various definitions are today and how scenario-based penetration testing allows...]]> Fri, 28 Jul 2017 02:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Sobelow: Static analysis for the Phoenix Framework]]> The Phoenix Framework is a relatively new web framework, powered by the Elixir programming language. Elixir runs on the...]]> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Call Map: A Tool for Navigating Call Graphs in Python]]> Call Map is a tool for navigating call graphs in Python, with plans to support other languages. ]]> Tue, 18 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[When batteries go bang as electric cars charge: Insights from a cyber security perspective]]> Insights from a cyber security perspective as to why lithium-ion batteries catch fire. ]]> Thu, 13 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Live incident blog: June Global Ransomware outbreak]]> Today we saw another outbreak of ransomware. This blog is live and will be updated as we know more.]]> Tue, 27 Jun 2017 02:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[AssetHook: A Redirector for Android Asset Files Using Old Dogs and Modern Tricks]]> AssetHook is a tool that enables Android security researchers & pentesters to modify the asset portions of Android applications...]]> Fri, 26 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[WSSiP: A WebSocket Manipulation Proxy]]> WSSiP is a tool for viewing, interacting with, and manipulating WebSocket messages between a browser and web server.]]> Tue, 16 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[The Countdown to GDPR]]> The long-anticipated EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect on May 25, 2018 replacing the 1995 EU Data...]]> Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Technical Advisory: Command Injection and CSRF in Quantenna Chip Affecting Multiple Networking Devices]]> Technical Advisory: Command Injection and CSRF in Quantenna Chip Affecting Multiple Networking Devices]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Trust and Threat: Using Trust Relationships and Threat Models as Security Design Drivers]]> In every enterprise network, no matter how large or small, organizations have third parties included in their trust model...]]> Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Microsoft zero-day vulnerability – OLE2Link – threat intelligence and signatures]]> NCC Group is currently aware of a zero-day vulnerability targeting Microsoft Office users which is being exploited in the wild...]]> Tue, 11 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Network Attached Security: Attacking a Synology NAS]]> When we were interns at NCC Group, Prahlad Suresh and I conducted research on the security of a Synology DS215j NAS...]]> Thu, 06 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Cyber security in the transport industry – whose responsibility is it?]]> I recently attended a cyber security event that focused on the rail industry and an interesting topic came up that I felt...]]> Fri, 31 Mar 2017 02:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[NCC Group at HACKtheMACHINE]]> NCC Group participated in the U.S. Navy’s HACKtheMACHINE’s first-ever connected ship capture the flag event.]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Autochrome]]> A new tool that makes it easy to install a test browser with all the appropriate settings needed for web application testing.]]> Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Technical Advisory: Nexpose Hard‐coded Java Key Store Passphrase Allows Decryption of Stored Credentials]]> The Nexpose vulnerability scanner by Rapid7 is widely used to identify network and application vulnerabilities in support of...]]> Wed, 01 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[NCC CON US 2017]]> In January, our North America consultants swapped their offices for the Vegas strip and for NCC Group’s annual internal conference]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 02:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[SCOMplicated? - Decrypting SCOM “RunAs” credentials]]> This post will detail how it is possible to compromise a System Center Operations Manager server]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Understanding Uninitialized Reads]]> Principal Security Consultant Robert Seacord furthers the secure coding discussion with his acmqueue uninitialized reads article]]> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Technical Advisory: Shell Injection in SourceTree]]> Technical Advisory: Shell Injection in SourceTree]]> Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Technical Advisory: Shell Injection in MacVim mvim URI handler]]> Technical Advisory: Shell Injection in MacVim mvim URI handler]]> Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[ISM RAT]]> In this blog post we will take a brief look at the remote access Trojan used by a group called Greenbug. ]]> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 02:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Technical Advisory: Multiple Vulnerabilities in Accellion File Transfer Appliance]]> Technical Advisory: Multiple Vulnerabilities in Accellion File Transfer Appliance]]> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT