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New Vulnerability, Same Old Tomcat: CVE-2017-12617

October 30, 2017 | Posted in Red Teams by Chris Myers, Barrett Adams

Tomcat has been a staple target for penetration testers and malicious actors for years. With ample opportunities to exploit security misconfigurations in the management GUI (tomcat:tomcat….) or technical vulnerabilities, it’s no wonder attackers cont… Continue Reading

Peripheral Pwnage: Mousejacking 2.4 Ghz Input Devices

August 31, 2017 | Posted in Red Teams by Jonathan Renard

Hostile Airwaves

On internal engagements, poisoning name resolution requests on the local network (à la Responder) is one of the tried and true methods of obtaining that coveted set of initial Domain credentials.  While this approach has worked on man… Continue Reading


During an email phishing engagement, one of the attacks we typically use is a malicious Microsoft Office macro. For the unfamiliar, macros are bits of code embedded in Office documents. T… Continue Reading

A Smaller, Better JSP Web Shell

July 25, 2017 | Posted in Red Teams by Barrett Adams


In recent external pen tests, we have come across several Apache Struts instances that are vulnerable to a remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability. Our usual procedure for any RCE vulnerability that we are going to exploit is to upload a … Continue Reading

"Things were going well for six-year-old cybersecurity firm Security Risk Advisors as a virtual company with no official HQ, said managing director Tim Wainwright.

And yet Monday night, with a visit from Commerce Director Harold Epps and Councilman De… Continue Reading