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Course Description

Modern exploits for Windows-based platforms require modern bypass methods to circumvent Microsoft's defenses. In Advanced Windows Exploitation (EXP-401), OffSec challenges students to develop creative solutions that work in today's increasingly difficult exploitation environment. The case studies in AWE are large, well-known applications that are widely deployed in enterprise networks. The course dives deep into topics ranging from precision heap spraying to DEP and ASLR bypass techniques to 64-bit kernel exploitation. AWE is a particularly demanding penetration testing course. It requires a significant amount of student-instructor interaction. Therefore, we limit AWE courses to a live, hands-on environment at Black Hat USA in Las Vegas, NV. This is the hardest course we offer and it requires a significant time investment. Students need to commit to reading case studies and reviewing the provided reading material each evening. Can't make it to Black Hat USA or need to have a large group trained from your organization? Offensive Security In-House Training can bring our Advanced Windows Exploitation course to you. Contact us to find out more.

Learning Objectives

NX/ASLR Bypass Using different techniques to bypass Data Execution Prevention and Address Space Layout Randomization protection mechanisms on modern operating systems. Function pointer overwrites. Overwriting a function pointer in order to get code execution. Precision Heap Spraying. Spraying the heap for reliable code execution. Disarming EMET Mitigations to gain reliable code execution 64 and 32 Bit Windows Kernel Driver Exploitation Kernel Pool Exploitation

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the NICE Framework Task, Knowledge, and Skill statements identified within the indicated NICE Framework component(s):

Specialty Areas

  • Exploitation Analysis
  • Vulnerability Assessment and Management