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This book is a good read as far as technical books go, however it has something lacking. It feels as though more time could be spent analyzing closed source programs rather than the examples chosen: VLC, Solaris, etc. Thy said, the presentation is great. Each example has a very clear approach and methodology. If you are new to bug hunting, or want to get a taste of what bug hunting is about, this book is for you.
If you are a seasoned veteran of bugs, your time is probably better spent developin This book is a good read as far as technical books go, however it has something lacking. If you are a seasoned veteran of bugs, your time is probably better spent developing solutions for automating bug discovery, writing up a clear guide to heap exploitation, or similar. Overall, this was an enjoyable read, it just wasn't quite what I was hoping for.
Oct 13, Pablo rated it it was amazing. A good trip over common and uncommon techniques to find bugs, and the way to think around them.
It's a book for people interested into finding vulnerabilities in software. It might not teach you anything new in terms of technical concepts but a great down to earth explanation of the process, the challenges and how to train your own ideas for bug hunting. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in Security and specially to those who are willing to learn more on how to grow as bug hunters.
The only thing to consider is that examples are old, and no direct exploits are provided. Tobias will teach or show how to get control, but no PoCs are provided.
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Aug 08, Brian Palmer rated it it was amazing. Presented in the form of case studies, complete with motivations for why the author started exploring these and some trial programs to explore the parameter space, this was a nice collection to pick up and get motivated in finding exploits. Compare and contrast with the Shellcoder's Handbook..
I don't actually remember much of it, more than it was easy to read, and straight to the point. Sep 14, Hugh Smalley rated it liked it. Oct 15, Julio Biason rated it really liked it Shelves: kindle , it. For a long time you keep hearing things like "don't use this 'cause it can be exploited", but you really never saw something like that being exploited.
And then comes this book and shows how someone can use everything you know you can't use to actually call something it wasn't expected to be called.
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Well, it's a very complex issue that involves the call stack and assembly and registers and all that. But the book goes into length explaining and showing those things so, yeah, some know For a long time you keep hearing things like "don't use this 'cause it can be exploited", but you really never saw something like that being exploited. But the book goes into length explaining and showing those things so, yeah, some knowledge of assembly is required. In the end, it's a good book about those "things" you know your shouldn't use, and what happens when you actually use them.
Oct 04, Ayoub rated it it was ok. Brief but not concise, Tobias claims that the reason is due to the cyber law in germany.
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Aug 03, Andy Parkes rated it it was ok Shelves: reading. Giving two stars purely based on my own experience with this.
I'm clearly not target audience for this. An interesting read but way past my level of technical competence to fully understand it. Aug 19, J. Alberto rated it liked it. In A Bug Hunter's Diary , readers follow along with security expert Tobias Klein as he tracks down and exploits bugs in some of the world's most popular programs.
Whether by browsing source code, poring over disassembly, or fuzzing live programs, readers get an over-the-shoulder glimpse into the world of a bug hunter as Klein unearths security flaws and uses them to take control of affected systems. They also learn how the developers responsible for these flaws responded to Klein's discoveries-or didn't seem to respond at all. In this one-of-a-kind guide that mixes the personal with the deeply technical, readers learn how hackers approach difficult problems, see the fallout of a security advisory, and understand the true joys and frustrations of bug hunting.
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