September 6, 2022

Attacks on Sysmon Revisited - SysmonEnte

In this blogpost we demonstrate an attack on the integrity of Sysmon which generates a minimal amount of observable events making this attack difficult to detect in environments where no additional security products are installed.


  • Suspend all threads of Sysmon.
  • Create a limited handle to Sysmon and elevate it by duplication.
  • Clone the pseudo handle of Sysmon to itself in order to bypass SACL as proposed by James Forshaw.
  • Inject a hook manipulating all events (in particular ProcessAccess events on Sysmon).
  • Resume all threads.

We also release a POC called SysmonEnte.

June 28, 2022

Bypassing .NET Serialization Binders

Serialization binders are often used to validate types specified in the serialized data to prevent the deserialization of dangerous types that can have malicious side effects with the runtime serializers such as the BinaryFormatter.

In this blog post we'll have a look into cases where this can fail and consequently may allow to bypass validation. We'll also walk though two real-world examples of insecure serialization binders in the DevExpress framework (CVE-2022-28684) and Microsoft Exchange (CVE-2022-23277), that both allow remote code execution.

January 27, 2022

.NET Remoting Revisited

.NET Remoting is the built-in architecture for remote method invocation in .NET. It is also the origin of the (in-)famous BinaryFormatter and SoapFormatter serializers and not just for that reason a promising target to watch for.

This blog post attempts to give insights into its features, security measures, and especially its weaknesses/vulnerabilities that often result in remote code execution. We're also introducing major additions to the ExploitRemotingService tool, a new ObjRef gadget for YSoSerial.Net, and finally a RogueRemotingServer as counterpart to the ObjRef gadget.

September 21, 2021

RCE in Citrix ShareFile Storage Zones Controller (CVE-2021-22941) – A Walk-Through

Citrix ShareFile Storage Zones Controller uses a fork of the third party library NeatUpload. Versions before 5.11.20 are affected by a relative path traversal vulnerability (CTX328123/CVE-2021-22941) when processing upload requests. This can be exploited by unauthenticated users to gain Remote Code Execution.

Come and join us on a walk-though of finding and exploiting this vulnerability.

June 11, 2021

About the Unsuccessful Quest for a Deserialization Gadget (or: How I found CVE-2021-21481)

This blog post describes the research on SAP J2EE Engine 7.50 I did between October 2020 and January 2021. The first part describes how I set off to find a pure SAP deserialization gadget, which would allow to leverage SAP's P4 protocol for exploitation, and how that led me, by sheer coincidence, to an entirely unrelated, yet critical vulnerability, which is outlined in part two.

The reader is assumed to be familiar with Java Deserialization and should have a basic understanding of Remote Method Invocation (RMI) in Java.