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Deep impact - the ZDI disclosure policy

The main objective of HP’s Zero Day Initiative is to reward security researchers for responsibly disclosing vulnerabilities.  Through this program, nearly 300 vulnerabilities have been discovered and patched between August 1, 2012 and August 31, 2013.


Keep reading to find out how responsible disclosure programs play a role in securing software – and what happened when we turned the focus on ourselves.


CVE-2013-3112: From NULL to Control - Persistence pays off with crashes

Months ago, my fuzzer found a bug that was initially flagged as a NULL pointer dereference. The crash instruction was different from the others, so I decided to minimize the crash and have a closer look. Things got quite interesting, and with some persistence, ended up in control of EIP (Extended Instruction Pointer).  This article walks through the whole analysis process from a null pointer crash to fully controlling execution. 

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