Gray Hat Python Python Programming for Hackers and Reverse Engineers

ISBN-10: 1593271921

ISBN-13: 9781593271923

Edition: 2009

Authors: Justin Seitz

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Python is the high-level language of choice for hacking, vulnerability discovery, and security research. Gray Hat Python, the first Python book written for advanced security analysts, explains the intricacies of using Python to assist in a range of security analysis tasks. Readers learn how to design and program their own debuggers, create powerful fuzzers, utilize open source libraries to automate tedious tasks, and interface with commercial and non-commercial security tools. Gray Hat Python covers everything from the nuts and bolts of how to use the language for basic code and DLL injection to using Python to analyze binaries and disassemble software. It also discusses a variety of open source Python tools (such as PyDbg, PaiMei, PyEmu, Sulley, and Immunity Debugger) and how to extend them. Fundamentally a security book, Gray Hat Python reveals just how superior the Python language is when it comes to hacking, reverse engineering, malware analysis and software testing.
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List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: No Starch Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/3/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Matthew Gast is the director of product management at Aerohive Networks, responsible for the software that powers Aerohive's networking devices. He has been active within the Wi-Fi community, serving as the chair of both security task groups at the Wi-Fi Alliance, where he leads efforts to extend the Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) certification to incorporate newly developed security technologies and drive adoption of the strongest forms of security by network administrators. He also led the Wi-Fi Alliance's Wireless Network Management marketing task group's investigation of certification requirements for new power-saving technologies. Matthew is also the past chair of the task group that produced the 802.11-2012 revision.Justin Seitz is a Senior Security Researcher for Immunity, Inc., where he spends his time bug hunting, reverse engineering, writing exploits, and coding Python. He is the author of Gray Hat Python, the first book to cover the use of Python for security analysis.

Setting up Your Development Environment
Operating System Requirements
Obtaining and Installing Python 2.5
Installing Python on Windows
Installing Python for Linux
Setting Up Eclipse and PyDev
The Hacker's Best Friend: ctypes
Using Dynamic Libraries
Constructing C Datatypes
Passing Parameters by Reference
Defining Structures and Unions
Debuggers and Debugger Design
General-Purpose CPU Registers
The Stack
Debug Events
Soft Breakpoints
Hardware Breakpoints
Memory Breakpoints
Building A Windows Debugger
Debuggee, Where Art Thou?
Obtaining CPU Register State
Thread Enumeration
Putting It All Together
Implementing Debug Event Handlers
The Almighty Breakpoint
Soft Breakpoints
Hardware Breakpoints
Memory Breakpoints
Pydbg-A Pure Python Windows Debugger
Extending Breakpoint Handlers
Access Violation Handlers
Process Snapshots
Obtaining Process Snapshots
Putting It All Together
Immunity Debugger-The Best Of Both Worlds
Installing Immunity Debugger
Immunity Debugger 101
Exploit Development
Finding Exploit-Friendly Instructions
Bad-Character Filtering
Bypassing DEP on Windows
Defeating Anti-Debugging Routines in Malware
Defeating Process Iteration
Soft Hooking with PyDbg
Hard Hooking with Immunity Debugger
DLL and Code Injection
Remote Thread Creation
DLL Injection
Code Injection
Getting Evil
File Hiding
Coding the Backdoor
Compiling with py2exe
Bug Classes
Buffer Overflows
Integer Overflows
Format String Attacks
File Fuzzer
Future Considerations
Code Coverage
Automated Static Analysis
Sulley Installation
Sulley Primitives
Static and Random Primitives
Binary Data
Blocks and Groups
Slaying WarFTPD with Sulley
FTP 101
Creating the FTP Protocol Skeleton
Sulley Sessions
Network and Process Monitoring
Fuzzing and the Sulley Web Interface
Fuzzing Windows Drivers
Driver Communication
Driver Fuzzing with Immunity Debugger
Driverlib-The Static Analysis Tool for Drivers
Discovering Device Names
Finding the IOCTL Dispatch Routine
Determining Supported IOCTL Codes
Building a Driver Fuzzer
Idapython-Scripting Ida Pro
IDAPython Installation
IDAPython Functions
Utility Functions
Debugger Hooks
Example Scripts
Finding Dangerous Function Cross-References
Function Code Coverage
Calculating Stack Size
Pyemu-The Scriptable Emulator
Installing PyEmu
PyEmu Overview
Memory and Register Modifiers
Function Emulation
Executable Packers
UPX Packer
Unpacking UPX with PEPyEmu
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