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SINCON 2021 Conference — Introduction to GNU/Linux Userspace Exploitation — by Manuel Blanco

SINCON 2021 Conference — Workshop

Day 2 (06 Nov 2021) 3.00pm—3.45pm @ Workshop Room

Introduction to GNU/Linux Userspace Exploitation

Abstract

Have you ever wanted how an exploit works? This is your workshop!


During the workshop, we're going to be covering the basics of GNU/Linux userspace exploitation from a beginner-friendly approach. You'll be provided with different examples and also a challenge, so don't miss the chance!


Outline of the contents

  • Intro to GDB (very quickly!)

  • Some terminology and state-of-art

  • Introduction to memory corruptions

  • Modern mitigations

  • Modern exploitation techniques


About Manuel Blanco

MANUEL BLANCO is a Security Researcher, interested in everything related to low-level architecture and operating systems internals (Linux Kernel and Android). He has explored different fields, from penetration testing of critical infrastructures, to reverse engineering of complex software applications.


In 2017, Manuel was a member of the Spanish national team that won the European Cyber Security Challenge, a CTF competition organized by the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security.


Furthermore, he has experience as a speaker in multiple international security congresses, conducting training for both beginner and advanced users.

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