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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:
- GDB, the GNU Debugger. Mostly used to run a program step by step.
- gdb-peda, 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.
- strace, a program that prints all system calls.
- ltrace is similar to strace, but it prints all dynamic library calls.
- IDA Pro, a disassembler and debugger. The awesome decompiler can give you a pseudocode of the binary.
- angr, 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:
- python hashlib, a library that implements common hash functions in python.
- pycrypto, 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.
- dcode.fr, a website that has great tools to decode ceasar cipher, vigenère cipher and others.
- hash_extender, a tool to perform hash length extension attacks. It supports common hash functions.
- pkcrack, a tool to perform known plaintext attacks on zip files. Don't forget to send a postcard to the author if you like it.
- jpexs flash decompiler, a flash decompiler
- python requests, a library to craft http requests in python
- DirBuster, a multi threaded java application designed to brute force directories and files names.
- tamper data, a firefox plugin to modify HTTP requests directly in your browser.
- Burp Suite, an integrated platform for performing security testing of web applications.