Author Archives: anant

Hunting the Delegation Access

Active Directory (AD) delegation is a fascinating subject, and we have previously discussed it in a blog post and later in a webinar. To summarize, Active Directory has a capability to delegate certain rights to non (domain/forest/enterprise) admin users to perform administrative tasks over a specific section of AD. This… Read More

Out of Band Exploitation (OOB) CheatSheet

Introduction: Out-Of-Band (OOB) technique provides an attacker with an alternative way to confirm and exploit a vulnerability which is otherwise “blind”. In a blind vulnerability, as an attacker you do not get the output of the vulnerability in the direct response to the vulnerable request. The OOB techniques often require… Read More

NotSoSecure joins the Claranet Group

The acquisition puts the NotSoSecure business in a position of significantly greater strength, with a broader portfolio of services now available to our customers. NotSoSecure has been acquired by Claranet, one of Europe’s leading managed IT services providers, to add our ethical hacking training and penetration testing services to its… Read More

Data Exfiltration via Formula Injection #Part1

Due to a recent intriguing client pentest we became increasingly interested in finding and documenting ways to extract data from spreadsheets using out of band (OOB) methods. The methods we describe in this article assume that we have some control over the content of the spreadsheet (albeit limited), but we… Read More

Analyzing CVE-2018-6376 – Joomla!, Second Order SQL Injection

Prefix While there are lots of security bugs disclosed each week, for us pentesters, some are more special than others. Very recently, a Second Order SQL Injection was reported in Joomla! and a good analysis can be found here: https://blog.ripstech.com/2018/joomla-privilege-escalation-via-sql-injection/  In this blog post Savan Gadhiya and Amish Patadiya will… Read More