- Paperback: 744 pages
- Publisher: Wiley; 2 edition (August 20, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 047008023X
- ISBN-13: 978-0470080238
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 1.6 x 9.2 inches
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- Average Customer Review: 46 customer reviews
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The black hats have kept up with security enhancements. Have you?
In the technological arena, three years is a lifetime. Since the first edition of this book was published in 2004, built-in security measures on compilers and operating systems have become commonplace, but are still far from perfect. Arbitrary-code execution vulnerabilities still allow attackers to run code of their choice on your system—with disastrous results.
In a nutshell, this book is about code and data and what happens when the two become confused. You'll work with the basic building blocks of security bugs—assembler, source code, the stack, the heap, and so on. You'll experiment, explore, and understand the systems you're running—and how to better protect them.
- Become familiar with security holes in Windows, Linux, Solaris, Mac OS X, and Cisco's IOS
Learn how to write customized tools to protect your systems, not just how to use ready-made ones
Use a working exploit to verify your assessment when auditing a network
Use proof-of-concept exploits to rate the significance of bugs in software you're developing
Assess the quality of purchased security products by performing penetration tests based on the information in this book
Understand how bugs are found and how exploits work at the lowest level
About the Author
Chris Anley is a founder and director of NGSSoftware, a security software, consultancy, and research company based in London, England. He is actively involved in vulnerability research and has discovered security flaws in a wide variety of platforms including Microsoft Windows, Oracle, SQL Server, IBM DB2, Sybase ASE, MySQL, and PGP.
John Heasman is the Director of Research at NGSSoftware. He is a prolific security researcher and has published many security advisories in enterprise level software. He has a particular interest in rootkits and has authored papers on malware persistence via device firmware and the BIOS. He is also a co-author of The Database Hacker’s Handbook: Defending Database Servers (Wiley 2005).
Felix “FX” Linder leads SABRE Labs GmbH, a Berlin-based professional consulting company specializing in security analysis, system design creation, and verification work. Felix looks back at 18 years of programming and over a decade of computer security consulting for enterprise, carrier, and software vendor clients. This experience allows him to rapidly dive into complex systems and evaluate them from a security and robustness point of view, even in atypical scenarios and on arcane platforms. In his spare time, FX works with his friends from the Phenoelit hacking group on different topics, which have included Cisco IOS, SAP, HP printers, and RIM BlackBerry in the past.
Gerardo Richarte has been doing reverse engineering and exploit development for more than 15 years non-stop. In the past 10 years he helped build the technical arm of Core Security Technologies, where he works today. His current duties include developing exploits for Core IMPACT, researching new exploitation techniques and other low-level subjects, helping other exploit writers when things get hairy, and teaching internal and external classes on assembly and exploit writing. As result of his research and as a humble thank you to the community, he has published some technical papers and open source projects, presented in a few conferences, and released part of his training material. He really enjoys solving tough problems and reverse engineering any piece of code that falls in his reach just for the fun of doing it.
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This book is a nonstop stream of information relating all of those concepts. And certainly the best one I've ever read.
You're not going to get fluff, opinion, editorials, introductions or appendixes for review, NOTHING. Many of the other books in this category, such as "Hacking: The Art of Exploitation" have a lot of reviews clearly by people with no a background in Computer Science claiming those books are too technical. Those books are IT and networking books that have a -- nothing compared to this. The meat of what is in "Hacking: The Art of Exploitation" is covered in the first 5 chapters in this book.
In short I recommend people interested in learning about malware in depth use the following materials:
1."Smashing The Stack For Fun And Profit" by Aleph One (aka Elias Levy).
This is a masterpiece of some basic vulnerabilities and their exploitation. A good intro to the topic and many folks may wish to stop here.
2. "Hacking: The Art of Exploitation", 2nd Ed by Jon Erickson
This moves into some excellent examples that apply the techniques of exploitation. A good way to get some "hands on" experience and put into practice the core ideas of exploitation. Just don't expect this to be geared toward modern exploits and real-world applications in 2016.
3. "The Shellcoder's Handbook: Discovering and Exploiting Security Holes" 2nd Ed. This book being reviewed.
This book is much more in depth and focuses on real-world exploits. These exploits actually work and are practical in more modern systems. If your goal is to move beyond concepts and simple examples to practical techniques that are useful, this is the book you'll need.
I hope this helps.
Edit: Ok. I just checked this on my Kindle Reader app on my tablet. Apparently, the formatting is correct on it. However, when I read it on the Kindle Cloud Reader, the formatting is not correct. Hope that the publishers/authors see this.