Course Description

Modern Binary Exploitation: Understanding How to Exploit Vulnerabilities in Software Modern Binary Exploitation is a course that delves into the art of finding and exploiting vulnerabilities in software. This is a complex and important skill set for anyone interested in software development, cybersecurity, or information technology. In today's world, software vulnerabilities are a major threat, and malicious actors can exploit them to gain unauthorized access to data or systems. Understanding how to identify and exploit these vulnerabilities is critical to developing secure software, protecting sensitive information, and preventing cyber attacks. This course covers the fundamental concepts of binary exploitation, including the basic principles of assembly language and machine code. You'll learn how to identify and exploit common software vulnerabilities, such as buffer overflows, stack-based overflows, format string vulnerabilities, heap overflows, and use-after-free vulnerabilities. You'll also learn how to use debuggers and other tools to analyze and manipulate binary files, such as executable files, shared libraries, and object files. The course also covers advanced topics such as Return-Oriented Programming (ROP), which is a technique used to bypass security mechanisms such as non-executable memory and address space layout randomization. You'll learn how to create exploits using ROP chains, and how to leverage these techniques to exploit real-world software vulnerabilities. Throughout the course, you'll gain hands-on experience by working on a series of practical exercises and challenges. You'll also have access to a range of tools and resources, including virtual machines, debuggers, and disassemblers, to help you better understand the inner workings of binary exploitation. Upon completing the course, you'll have a solid foundation in binary exploitation, and you'll be well-equipped to identify and exploit vulnerabilities in software. Whether you're a software developer, cybersecurity professional, or information technology enthusiast, this course will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to stay ahead of the curve and keep your systems and data secure. Author: RPISEC