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Welcome to Mark Baggett - In Depth Defense

I am the course Author of SANS SEC573 Automating Information Security with Python. Check back frequently for updated tools and articles related to course material.




Jing - OS X Screen Capture & Metasploit Route

I was trying out jing over the weekend and I like it. Its free screen capture software for your Macintosh. It allows you to capture a movie from your desktop and give it a voice over. Then you can save the contents as an adobe flash movie. It integrates with www.screencast.com and allows you to upload and share files with the world. All for free as long as you stay beneath 2 GB per month. One draw back is it doesn't come with editing software. So unless you use a separate tool you need to get it right in one take. Check it out here.. http://www.jingproject.com
To try it out I made a video (one take) of using Metasploit's route statement to accomplish a true pivot. Route is a command that can be run from within the Metasploit console. It routes attacks through an existing meterpreter session. The route statement is not altering the routing tables on the attacking host. This is also different that the route statement which alters the client host when your are i…

msfencoding tips and SANS CDI presentation

UPDATE 1-21-2009:  HD Moore delivered this patched on Christmas Eve.   I don't want to start any rumors, but has anyone ever seen HD Moore and Santa Claus in the room at the same time?   Google certainly seems to indicate some type of relationship..Hmm
Original Post: On Dec 15th I am giving a presentation at SANS CDI on my whitepaper on the Effectiveness of Antivirus detecting Metasploit payloads. Metasploit changes CONSTANTLY and I want to be sure my presentation is up to date. So I've been spending some time updating my reasearch. Here is what I learned.
First, when I wrote my paper, msfencode wouldn't produce an EXE. In my paper I described three techniques for creating an EXE. Since then, metasploit added the ability to create an EXE, but it still has a few kinks. First, msfencode doesn't actually encode the payload. Today it just changes the base address and adds a 0x0A to the end of the payload. I've reported the bug to the development team tod…