I've just uploaded MagicTree build 1559, which includes fixes for bugs we have found while working on the PenTest Magazine article. We are working hard on the next release of MagicTree. We hope to have it out before the end of September.
September 16, 2011 | by alla
Update 2011/09/17: MagicTree build 1559 mentioned in the article is available for download. PenTest Magazine has published our article Taming Vulnerability Data in its September extra issue along with a MagicTree review by Aby Rao. In the article we explain how to use MagicTree to analyze Nessus…
September 15, 2011 | by alla
Belgian IT magazine Data News has published the interview with Filip Waeytens and me (Alla) today. It is about penetration testing, hacking and IT security in general. Here is the PDF in Dutch. The whole issue can be viewed here.
September 9, 2011 | by alla
Sometimes it is useful to run an intercepting proxy (running non-root user) on a privileged port. On debian-based systems it is possible using authbind facility. The first step is to record the necessary port number in authbind config: $ sudo touch /etc/authbind/byport/443 $ sudo chown abb:abb /…
September 8, 2011 | by abb
Our web server has temporarily succumbed to bit rot. Now it is migrated to a sparkling new virtual machine, DNS updated and everything seems to be ticking along as it should. Sorry for any inconvenience this might have caused.
July 20, 2011 | by alla
SSL/TLS Re-negotiation vulnerability (CVE-2009-3555) allows a man-in-the-middle to insert plain text in the beginning of an encrypted stream. It used to be possible to check if the server supports re-negotiation using OpenSSL s_client (see here). However, recent versions of OpenSSL disable…
June 20, 2011 | by alla
Consider the following piece of code: $sql = "SELECT something FROM some_table WHERE id=? ORDER BY $column_name"; The WHERE clause is parametrized, but the ORDER BY isn't. This happens often enough. Assuming that $column_name comes from user input, this code is vulnerable to SQL injection. The…
May 10, 2011 | by alla
Libvirt is a toolkit to manage virtual infrastructures. It is supposed to support VMWare ESXi hypervisor, but the package in Ubuntu 10 repository is compiled without necessary drivers (as of time of writing). One can find libvirt compilation instructions here, but they are not Ubuntu-specific nor…
March 30, 2011 | by abb
Consider a simple economic model. There are N companies that make doodahs. I am going to make two assumptions about the doodah market. 1. The market for doodahs is very competitive, so the profit margins are thin - a doodah maker that has a higher cost of production quickly goes out of business.…
March 21, 2011 | by alla
We have started a FAQ page for MagicTree. If you have a questions that should be added, please comment. We have also posted MagicTree build 1487 for download. It contains various bug fixes, in particular in XML parsing, and minor UI improvements.
March 17, 2011 | by alla