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SINCON 2022 Training — Exploit Development Bootcamp for Windows 10

Updated: Nov 8, 2021

by Peter Van Eeckhoutte, Corelan


Date (Tentative): 3-Day Course in Mar/Apr 2022

Venue: TBD


Super Early Bird (Sign up by 31 Oct 2019): $3,900 SGD

Early Bird (Sign up by 31 Dec 2019): $4,200 SGD

Standard (Sign up by 28 Feb 2022): $4,500 SGD

Late: $5,000 SGD

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A truly unique opportunity to learn both basic and advanced techniques from an experienced exploit developer. During this (typically 3 ‘long’ day) course, students will be able to learn all ins and outs about writing reliable exploits for the Windows platform. The trainer will share his “notes from the field” and various tips & tricks to become more effective at writing exploits

We believe it is important to start the course by explaining the basics of stack buffer overflows and exploit writing, but this is most certainly not “your average” entry-level course. In fact, this is a true bootcamp and one of the finest and most advanced courses you will find on Win32 stack-based exploit development.

This hardcore hands-on course will provide students with a solid understanding of current x86 (stack-based) exploitation techniques and memory protection bypass techniques. We make sure the course material is kept updated with current techniques, includes previously undocumented tricks and techniques, and details about the research we performed ourselves. Combined with the way the course is built up, this will turn this class into a truly unique experience.

This new edition of the course is 100% based on Windows 10.

During all of our courses, we don’t just focus on techniques and mechanics, but we also want to make sure you understand why a given technique is used, why something works and why something doesn’t work.

We believe those are just a few arguments that make this training stand out between other exploit development training offerings. We encourage you to check our testimonials page if you want to see real, voluntary, unmodified and uncensored reactions by some of our students.

Finally, we offer you post-training support as well. If you have taken the course and you still have questions afterwards, we will help.


  • Are you interested in the process of turning a proof-of-concept into a working exploit?

  • Do you want to figure out if a given security patch/hotfix should be applied immediately or not?

  • Do you want to learn how to read and understand existing exploits?

  • Have you ever found yourself in a position where you have to change an existing exploit but failed to make it work.

  • Do you want to write reliable exploits and integrate them into Metasploit?

  • Do you want to know what shellcode is, how Metasploit shellcode works and how to make shellcode work reliably in your exploit?

  • Do you have some basic knowledge about Win32 exploit development already, and do you want to a good refresher and learn more advanced topcis?

  • Have you read the Corelan exploit development tutorials, but still want to take the classes to fully understand and master the concepts?

  • Are you involved in malware research or do incident response & interested in understanding how exploits work?

  • Would you like to understand better how to detect exploits and how to protect against them?

  • Would you like to get a basic view on common development mistakes, how to avoid them and how compiler options can help?

  • Do you have other reasons to learn how to write exploits for the Win32 platform?

  • Are you willing to suffer and bleed a bit, learn fast and not intimidated by debuggers and assembly instructions…

  • …then this course is exactly what you need!


Pentesters, auditors, network/system administrators, reverse engineers, malware analysts, developers, members of a security department, security enthusiasts, or anyone interested in exploit development.


The x86 environment

  • System Architecture

  • Windows Memory Management

  • Registers

  • Introduction to Assembly

  • The stack

  • Running 32-bit applications on a 64-bit OS (wow64)

The exploit development lab environment

  • Setting up the exploit developer lab

  • Using debuggers and debugger plugins to gather primitives

Stack Buffer Overflows

  • Stack Buffers

  • Functions

  • Saved return pointer overwrites

  • Stack cookies

  • Structured Exception Handlers

  • etc.

Egg hunters

  • Using egghunters

  • Egg hunters in a WoW64 environment

Reliability++ & Reusability++

  • Finding and avoiding bad characters

  • Creative ways to deal with character set limitations

Metasploit framework Exploit Modules

  • Writing exploits for the Metasploit Framework

  • Porting exploits to the Metasploit Framework


  • Bypassing ASLR


  • Bypassing NX/DEP

  • Return Oriented Programming / Code Reuse (ROP)

Intro to x64 Exploitation

  • x64 processes, memory map, registers

  • Functions and calling conventions

  • Structured Exception Handling

  • Stack buffer overflows

  • ROP

  • Shellcode

During the course, students will get the opportunity to work on real vulnerabilities in real applications and use exploitation techniques that work on the default installation of OSes (Windows 10).

Make no mistake. Although this course will explain the basics of exploit development, students will need to be able to transition to more complex theory and exercises quickly. The course has a steep learning curve and will require your full attention and focus.

The “Course Contents” on this page is subject to change without prior notice & can be updated between the moment of registration and the actual course.

We will try to cover as much as we can from the “Course Contents”, based on the overall ability to absorb knowledge and time needed to complete the exercises, but Corelan GCV cannot ever guarantee that we will be able to cover everything.


  • Able to read simple C code and simple scripts

  • Familiar with writing basic scripts using Python/Ruby/…

  • Ready to dive into a debugger and read ASM for hours and hours and hours

  • Ready to think out of the box and have a strong desire to learn

  • Fluent with managing Windows/Linux OS and using VMware workstation/VirtualBox

  • Familiar with using Metasploit

No prior knowledge of assembly is required, but it will certainly help if you have some basic knowledge.

(In case you’re wondering: if you took OSCP/OSCE, and understood the exploitation part of the courses, then you are probably ready for the course).


Unless specified otherwise, students are required to bring the following :

  • A laptop (no netbook) with VMware Workstation/VirtualBox and enough processing power and RAM (we recommend 4GB of RAM) to run up to 2 virtual machines at the same time. The use of a 64-bit processor and a 64-bit OS on the laptop will make the exercises more realistic.

  • 2 virtual machines installed (Windows 10 (or Windows 7 SP1) no patches), Kali Linux (fully up-to-date))

Note: You will receive the exact installation instructions after registration, about a week before class begins, so don’t start installing the VMs yet.

All required tools and applications will be provided during the training or will be downloaded from the internet during the training.

You must have full administrator access to all machines. You must be able to install and remove software, and you must be able to disable and/or remove firewall/antivirus/… when necessary.


It will be required to sign a confidentiality agreement at the start of the course. You will not be admitted to the course without signing this document. You can find a copy of the document here.

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