Exploiting Software: How to Break Code

By Greg Hoglund

Praise for Exploiting Software

Exploiting Software highlights the main severe a part of the software program caliber challenge. because it seems, software program caliber difficulties are a massive contributing issue to computing device safeguard difficulties. more and more, businesses huge and small rely on software program to run their companies each day. the present method of software program caliber and safety taken by way of software program businesses, procedure integrators, and inner improvement corporations is like using a motor vehicle on a wet day with tired tires and no air luggage. In either situations, the chances are that anything undesirable goes to take place, and there's no defense for the occupant/owner. This booklet may help the reader know how to make software program caliber a part of the design—a key swap from the place we're today!”

         —Tony Scott
             Chief know-how Officer, IS&S
             General cars Corporation

“It’s approximately time an individual wrote a publication to coach the great men what the undesirable men already be aware of. because the computing device protection matures, books like Exploiting Software have a severe position to play.”

         —Bruce Schneier
             Chief know-how Officer
             Counterpane
             Author of Beyond worry and secrets and techniques and Lies

Exploiting Software cuts to the guts of the pc safety challenge, exhibiting why damaged software program offers a transparent and current chance. Getting prior the ‘worm of the day’ phenomenon calls for that somebody except the undesirable men is familiar with how software program is attacked. This publication is a take-heed call for laptop security.”

         —Elinor turbines Abreu
             Reuters’ correspondent

“Police investigators learn how criminals imagine and act. army strategists find out about the enemy’s strategies, in addition to their guns and team of workers functions. equally, info safeguard pros have to examine their criminals and enemies, on the way to inform the variation among popguns and guns of mass destruction. This ebook is an important increase in assisting the ‘white hats’ know how the ‘black hats’ function. via large examples and ‘attack patterns,’ this booklet is helping the reader know the way attackers research software program and use the result of the research to assault platforms. Hoglund and McGraw clarify not just how hackers assault servers, but additionally how malicious server operators can assault consumers (and how every one can guard themselves from the other). a great e-book for training safeguard engineers, and a fantastic publication for an undergraduate type in software program security.”

         —Jeremy Epstein
             Director, Product protection & Performance
             webMethods, Inc.

“A provocative and revealing ebook from major safeguard specialists and global category software program exploiters, Exploiting Software enters the brain of the cleverest and wickedest crackers and exhibits you ways they believe. It illustrates normal rules for breaking software program, and offers you a whirlwind journey of concepts for locating and exploiting software program vulnerabilities, in addition to designated examples from actual software program exploits. Exploiting Software is key studying for a person liable for putting software program in a adversarial environment—that is, every person who writes or installs courses that run at the Internet.”

         —Dave Evans, Ph.D.
             Associate Professor of computing device Science
             University of Virginia

“The root reason for many of today’s net hacker exploits and malicious software program outbreaks are buggy software program and defective safety software program deployment. In Exploiting Software, Greg Hoglund and Gary McGraw support us in a fascinating and provocative technique to greater shield ourselves opposed to malicious hacker assaults on these software program loopholes. the data during this e-book is a necessary reference that should be understood, digested, and aggressively addressed via IT and data protection execs everywhere.”

         —Ken Cutler, CISSP, CISA
             Vice President, Curriculum improvement & expert Services,
             MIS education Institute

“This ebook describes the threats to software program in concrete, comprehensible, and scary aspect. It additionally discusses how to define those difficulties ahead of the undesirable parents do. A invaluable addition to each programmer’s and safeguard person’s library!”

         —Matt Bishop, Ph.D.
             Professor of desktop Science
             University of California at Davis
             Author of Computer safety: paintings and Science

“Whether we slept via software program engineering sessions or paid realization, these people who construct issues stay accountable for attaining significant and measurable vulnerability discount rates. in the event you can’t find the money for to forestall all software program production to educate your engineers tips to construct safe software program from the floor up, you need to not less than raise information on your association through not easy that they learn Exploiting Software. This ebook truly demonstrates what occurs to damaged software program within the wild.”

         —Ron Moritz, CISSP
             Senior vp, leader safeguard Strategist
             Computer Associates

Exploiting Software is the main up to date technical therapy of software program protection i've got noticeable. should you fear approximately software program and alertness vulnerability, Exploiting Software is a must-read. This publication will get in any respect the well timed and demanding concerns surrounding software program safeguard in a technical, yet nonetheless hugely readable and fascinating, approach. Hoglund and McGraw have performed a great activity of choosing the most important rules in software program take advantage of and well organizing them to make feel of the software program defense jungle.”

         —George Cybenko, Ph.D.
             Dorothy and Walter Gramm Professor of Engineering, Dartmouth
             Founding Editor-in-Chief, IEEE protection and Privacy

“This is a seductive ebook. It begins with an easy tale, telling approximately hacks and cracks. It attracts you in with anecdotes, yet builds from there. In a number of chapters you end up deep within the intimate info of software program safeguard. it's the infrequent technical booklet that could be a readable and stress-free primer yet has the substance to stay in your shelf as a reference. excellent stuff.”

         —Craig Miller, Ph.D.
             Chief know-how Officer for North America
             Dimension Data

“It’s not easy to guard your self for those who don’t recognize what you’re up opposed to. This booklet has the main points you want to find out about how attackers locate software program holes and take advantage of them—details that can assist you safe your individual systems.”

         —Ed Felten, Ph.D.
             Professor of desktop Science
             Princeton University

“If you are concerned approximately software program and alertness vulnerability, Exploiting software program is a must-read. This e-book will get in any respect the well timed and critical concerns surrounding software program safeguard in a technical, yet nonetheless hugely readable and interesting way.”
         —George Cybenko, Ph.D.
             Dorothy and Walter Gramm Professor of Engineering, Dartmouth
             Founding Editor-in-Chief, IEEE safeguard and privateness Magazine

Exploiting Software is the easiest therapy of any type that i've got visible concerning software program vulnerabilities.”
         —From the Foreword via Aviel D. Rubin
             Associate Professor, desktop Science
             Technical Director, details safeguard Institute, Johns Hopkins University

How does software program holiday? How do attackers make software program holiday on goal? Why are firewalls, intrusion detection structures, and antivirus software program no longer preserving out the undesirable men? What instruments can be utilized to damage software program? This ebook offers the answers.

Exploiting Software is loaded with examples of actual assaults, assault styles, instruments, and strategies utilized by undesirable men to damage software program. with the intention to guard your software program from assault, you need to first learn the way genuine assaults are relatively conducted.

This must-have ebook may perhaps surprise you--and it's going to definitely teach you.Getting past the script kiddie remedy present in many hacking books, you'll examine about

  • Why software program make the most will stay a significant problem
  • When community protection mechanisms don't work
  • Attack patterns
  • Reverse engineering
  • Classic assaults opposed to server software
  • Surprising assaults opposed to purchaser software
  • Techniques for crafting malicious input
  • The technical information of buffer overflows
  • Rootkits

Exploiting Software is stuffed with the instruments, innovations, and data essential to holiday software.

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