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Python Penetration Testing Cookbook

By : Rejah Rehim
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Python Penetration Testing Cookbook

By: Rejah Rehim

Overview of this book

Penetration testing is the use of tools and code to attack a system in order to assess its vulnerabilities to external threats. Python allows pen testers to create their own tools. Since Python is a highly valued pen-testing language, there are many native libraries and Python bindings available specifically for pen-testing tasks. Python Penetration Testing Cookbook begins by teaching you how to extract information from web pages. You will learn how to build an intrusion detection system using network sniffing techniques. Next, you will find out how to scan your networks to ensure performance and quality, and how to carry out wireless pen testing on your network to avoid cyber attacks. After that, we’ll discuss the different kinds of network attack. Next, you’ll get to grips with designing your own torrent detection program. We’ll take you through common vulnerability scenarios and then cover buffer overflow exploitation so you can detect insecure coding. Finally, you’ll master PE code injection methods to safeguard your network.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)

Buffer overflow with saved return pointer overwrite

In this recipe, we will discuss exploiting an application with buffer overflow vulnerability and with a saved return pointer overwrite.

Getting ready

We can use FreeflotFTP as the vulnerable application. You can get the application from:

The vulnerable machine environment is Windows XP. So run Windows XP in a real or virtual environment and install the Immunity Debugger in it.

Installing Mona

We need to install Mona, a pycommand module for the Immunity...