“Advanced Buffer Overflow Attacking Course” is an intensive course designed for cybersecurity professionals, ethical hackers, and penetration testers who want to learn advanced techniques for identifying and exploiting buffer overflow vulnerabilities in software applications. This course covers everything from the basics of buffer overflows to advanced topics such as shellcode development, return-to-libc attacks, and format string vulnerabilities.
Participants will also learn how to use debuggers and other tools to identify and exploit buffer overflow vulnerabilities in real-world scenarios. Through practical exercises and hands-on labs, participants will gain the skills and knowledge necessary to conduct effective buffer overflow attacks and strengthen their cybersecurity defenses.
Whether you’re a cybersecurity professional, ethical hacker, or penetration tester, this course is a valuable resource for anyone looking to improve their skills in identifying and exploiting buffer overflow vulnerabilities.
Advanced Buffer Overflow Attacking Course Description
What is Buffer Overflow
Buffers are memory storage regions that temporarily hold data while it is being transferred from one location to another. A buffer overflow (or buffer overrun) occurs when the volume of data exceeds the storage capacity of the memory buffer. As a result, the program attempting to write the data to the buffer overwrites adjacent memory locations.
For example, a buffer for log-in credentials may be designed to expect username and password inputs of 8 bytes, so if a transaction involves an input of 10 bytes (that is, 2 bytes more than expected), the program may write the excess data past the buffer boundary.
Buffer overflows can affect all types of software. They typically result from malformed inputs or failure to allocate enough space for the buffer. If the transaction overwrites executable code, it can cause the program to behave unpredictably and generate incorrect results, memory access errors, or crashes.
The primary goal of this course is to provide you with practical exposure to the world of bug hunting. After taking this course, you will have a better understanding of the approaches (reverse engineering, exploit development) that bug hunters use to find security vulnerabilities. You will learn how to exploit Buffer Overflows on Windows systems. This is an initial course and begins from the very basics of exploitation and is beginner-friendly.