Here is a list of tools used by the pony7 team during security contests.
Exploit & Reverse Engineering
A lot of tools are used to reverse and exploit a binary.
The tools we use to reverse a binary:
, the GNU Debugger. Mostly used to run a program step by step.
, a python exploit development assistance for GDB. It improves a lot gdb, especially by showing you the values pointed by addresses in registers or on the stack.
, programs to display information about executables.
, a program that prints all system calls.
is similar to strace, but it prints all dynamic library calls.
, a disassembler and debugger. The awesome decompiler can give you a pseudocode of the binary.
, a python framework for analyzing binaries. It focuses on both static and dynamic symbolic analysis, making it applicable to a variety of tasks.
Then, we have tools to write exploits. These are tools to launch a process or open a socket, and craft shellcodes or ROP chains:
, a penetration testing software. Mostly used in the team to automatically generate shellcodes.
, an assembler for x86 and amd64.
, a tool to find gadgets to write ROP chains
, a library that implements common hash functions in python.
, a library that implements symmetric/asymmetric key encryption in python. This tool is not maintained anymore, and has vulnerabilities so don't use it in production.
, a website that has great tools to decode ceasar cipher, vigenère cipher and others.
, a tool to perform hash length extension attacks. It supports common hash functions.
, a tool to perform known plaintext attacks on zip files. Don't forget to send a postcard to the author if you like it.
, the well known network protocol analyzer.
, a memory forensics framework for incident response and malware analysis.
, a tool to extract embedded media files.
, a multi threaded java application designed to brute force directories and files names.
, a firefox plugin to modify HTTP requests directly in your browser.
, an integrated platform for performing security testing of web applications.
, the best tool to perform automatic SQL injections.
, a vulnerability scanner in python.