In about six weeks time, I will be in .eu presenting at Hack In The Box Amsterdam 2012. I am very excited about it as that will be my first HITB conference. Also, the speakers line-up and conference agenda are impressive.
This time, I will be presenting with Scott Bell, my colleague at Security-Assessment.com. The presentation will cover the results of our research which focuses on browser bug hunting. Certainly, there is no fun without dropping some 0days... so expect to see some cool bugs if you are attending our talk. If not, you will be able to grab demos, videos and slides following the conference.
Here is the talk abstract:
Window Shopping: Browser Bug Hunting in 2012
Web browsers have become part of everyday life, and are relied upon by millions of internet citizens each day. The feature rich online world has turned the once simple web browser into a highly complex (and very often insecure) desktop application.
As browser vendors have extended functionality and support to new technologies, security researchers and hackers are continuously looking for new vulnerabilities. In this talk, Roberto and Scott will share results of their assiduous browser bug hunting. The talk will examine techniques used to discover critical and less severe vulnerabilities in some of the most popular browsers on the market.
This talk will focus heavily (but not exclusively) on the following areas:
- Memory corruption bugs;
- New approaches to DOM fuzzing;
- Old school techniques against new browser technology;
- Cross Context Scripting and injection attacks;
- SOP Bypass;
The presentation will conclude with a montage of on-stage demonstrations of previously unreleased vulnerabilities, including remote code execution, injections and other tailored browser exploits.
If you are attending the conference, please don't forget to pass by and say 'hi' ;-)