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Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2014 18:02:46 +0000
From: "Nicholas Lemonias." <lem.nikolas@...glemail.com>
To: antisnatchor <antisnatchor@...il.com>, full-disclosure@...ts.grok.org.uk
Subject: Re: Fwd: Google vulnerabilities with PoC

You can't even find a cross site scripting on google.

Find a vuln on Google seems like a dream to some script kiddies.


On Fri, Mar 14, 2014 at 6:00 PM, Nicholas Lemonias. <
lem.nikolas@...glemail.com> wrote:

> The full-disclosure mailing list has really changed. It's full of lamers
> nowdays aiming high.
>
>
>
>
>
> On Fri, Mar 14, 2014 at 5:58 PM, Nicholas Lemonias. <
> lem.nikolas@...glemail.com> wrote:
>
>> Says the script kiddie... Beg for some publicity. My customers are FTSE
>> 100.
>>
>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>> From: Nicholas Lemonias. <lem.nikolas@...glemail.com>
>>  Date: Fri, Mar 14, 2014 at 5:58 PM
>> Subject: Re: [Full-disclosure] Fwd: Google vulnerabilities with PoC
>> To: antisnatchor <antisnatchor@...il.com>
>>
>>
>> Says the script kiddie... Beg for some publicity. My customers are FTSE
>> 100.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On Fri, Mar 14, 2014 at 5:55 PM, antisnatchor <antisnatchor@...il.com>wrote:
>>
>>> LOL you're hopeless.
>>> Good luck with your business. Brave customers!
>>>
>>> Cheers
>>> antisnatchor
>>>
>>> Nicholas Lemonias. wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>> People can read the report if they like. Can't you even do basic things
>>> like reading a vulnerability report?
>>>
>>> Can't you see that the advisory is about writing arbitrary files. If I
>>> was your boss I would fire you.
>>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>>> From: Nicholas Lemonias. <lem.nikolas@...glemail.com>
>>> Date: Fri, Mar 14, 2014 at 5:43 PM
>>> Subject: Re: [Full-disclosure] Google vulnerabilities with PoC
>>> To: Mario Vilas <mvilas@...il.com>
>>>
>>>
>>> People can read the report if they like. Can't you even do basic things
>>> like reading a vulnerability report?
>>>
>>> Can't you see that the advisory is about writing arbitrary files. If I
>>> was your boss I would fire you, with a good kick outta the door.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Fri, Mar 14, 2014 at 3:55 PM, Mario Vilas <mvilas@...il.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> On Fri, Mar 14, 2014 at 12:38 PM, Nicholas Lemonias. <
>>>> lem.nikolas@...glemail.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Jerome of Mcafee has made a very valid point on revisiting  separation
>>>>> of duties in this security instance.
>>>>>
>>>>> Happy to see more professionals with some skills.  Some others have
>>>>> also mentioned the feasibility for Denial of Service attacks. Remote code
>>>>> execution by Social Engineering is also a prominent scenario.
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Actually, people have been pointing out exactly the opposite. But if
>>>> you insist on believing you can DoS an EC2 by uploading files, good luck to
>>>> you then...
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> If you can't tell that that is a vulnerability (probably coming from a
>>>>> bunch of CEH's), I feel sorry for those consultants.
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> You're the only one throwing around certifications here. I can no
>>>> longer tell if you're being serious or this is a massive prank.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Nicholas.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> On Fri, Mar 14, 2014 at 10:45 AM, Nicholas Lemonias. <
>>>>> lem.nikolas@...glemail.com> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> We are on a different level perhaps. We do certainly disagree on
>>>>>> those points.
>>>>>> I wouldn't hire you as a consultant, if you can't tell if that is a
>>>>>> valid vulnerability..
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Best Regards,
>>>>>> Nicholas Lemonias.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On Fri, Mar 14, 2014 at 10:10 AM, Mario Vilas <mvilas@...il.com>wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> But do you have all the required EH certifications? Try this one
>>>>>>> from the Institute for
>>>>>>> Certified Application Security Specialists: http://www.asscert.com/
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> On Fri, Mar 14, 2014 at 7:41 AM, Nicholas Lemonias. <
>>>>>>> lem.nikolas@...glemail.com> wrote:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Thanks Michal,
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> We are just trying to improve Google's security and contribute to
>>>>>>>> the research community after all. If you are still on EFNet give me a shout
>>>>>>>> some time.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>  We have done so and consulted to hundreds of clients including
>>>>>>>> Microsoft, Nokia, Adobe and some of the world's biggest corporations. We
>>>>>>>> are also strict supporters of the ACM code of conduct.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Regards,
>>>>>>>> Nicholas Lemonias.
>>>>>>>> AISec
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> On Fri, Mar 14, 2014 at 6:29 AM, Nicholas Lemonias. <
>>>>>>>> lem.nikolas@...glemail.com> wrote:
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Hi Jerome,
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Thank you for agreeing on access control, and separation of
>>>>>>>>> duties.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> However successful exploitation permits arbitrary write() of any
>>>>>>>>> file of choice.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> I could release an exploit code in C Sharp or Python that permits
>>>>>>>>> multiple file uploads of any file/types, if the Google security team feels
>>>>>>>>> that this would be necessary. This is unpaid work, so we are not so keen on
>>>>>>>>> that job.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> On Fri, Mar 14, 2014 at 6:04 AM, Jerome Athias <
>>>>>>>>> athiasjerome@...il.com> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> Hi
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> I concur that we are mainly discussing a terminology problem.
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> In the context of a Penetration Test or WAPT, this is a Finding.
>>>>>>>>>> Reporting this finding makes sense in this context.
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> As a professional, you would have to explain if/how this finding
>>>>>>>>>> is a
>>>>>>>>>> Weakness*, a Violation (/Regulations, Compliance, Policies or
>>>>>>>>>> Requirements[1])
>>>>>>>>>> * I would say Weakness + Exposure = Vulnerability. Vulnerability +
>>>>>>>>>> Exploitability (PoC) = Confirmed Vulnerability that needs Business
>>>>>>>>>> Impact and Risk Analysis
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> So I would probably have reported this Finding as a Weakness (and
>>>>>>>>>> not
>>>>>>>>>> Vulnerability. See: OWASP, WASC-TC, CWE), explaining that it is
>>>>>>>>>> not
>>>>>>>>>> Best Practice (your OWASP link and Cheat Sheets), and even if
>>>>>>>>>> mitigative/compensative security controls (Ref Orange Book),
>>>>>>>>>> security
>>>>>>>>>> controls like white listing (or at least black listing. see also
>>>>>>>>>> ESAPI) should be 1) part of the [1]security requirements of a
>>>>>>>>>> proper
>>>>>>>>>> SDLC (Build security in) as per Defense-in-Depth security
>>>>>>>>>> principles
>>>>>>>>>> and 2) used and implemented correctly.
>>>>>>>>>> NB: A simple Threat Model (i.e. list of CAPEC) would be a solid
>>>>>>>>>> support to your report
>>>>>>>>>> This would help to evaluate/measure the risk (e.g. CVSS).
>>>>>>>>>> Helping the decision/actions around this risk
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> PS: interestingly, in this case, I'm not sure that the Separation
>>>>>>>>>> of
>>>>>>>>>> Duties security principle was applied correctly by Google in term
>>>>>>>>>> of
>>>>>>>>>> Risk Acceptance (which could be another Finding)
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> So in few words, be careful with the terminology. (don't always
>>>>>>>>>> say
>>>>>>>>>> vulnerability like the media say hacker, see RFC1392) Use a CWE ID
>>>>>>>>>> (e.g. CWE-434, CWE-183, CWE-184 vs. CWE-616)
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> My 2 bitcents
>>>>>>>>>> Sorry if it is not edible :)
>>>>>>>>>> Happy Hacking!
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> /JA
>>>>>>>>>> https://github.com/athiasjerome/XORCISM
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> 2014-03-14 7:19 GMT+03:00 Michal Zalewski <lcamtuf@...edump.cx>:
>>>>>>>>>> > Nicholas,
>>>>>>>>>> >
>>>>>>>>>> > I remember my early years in the infosec community - and sadly,
>>>>>>>>>> so do
>>>>>>>>>> > some of the more seasoned readers of this list :-) Back then, I
>>>>>>>>>> > thought that the only thing that mattered is the ability to
>>>>>>>>>> find bugs.
>>>>>>>>>> > But after some 18 years in the industry, I now know that
>>>>>>>>>> there's an
>>>>>>>>>> > even more important and elusive skill.
>>>>>>>>>> >
>>>>>>>>>> > That skill boils down to having a robust mental model of what
>>>>>>>>>> > constitutes a security flaw - and being able to explain your
>>>>>>>>>> thinking
>>>>>>>>>> > to others in a precise and internally consistent manner that
>>>>>>>>>> convinces
>>>>>>>>>> > others to act. We need this because the security of a system
>>>>>>>>>> can't be
>>>>>>>>>> > usefully described using abstract terms: even the academic
>>>>>>>>>> definitions
>>>>>>>>>> > ultimately boil down to saying "the system is secure if it
>>>>>>>>>> doesn't do
>>>>>>>>>> > the things we *really* don't want it to do".
>>>>>>>>>> >
>>>>>>>>>> > In this spirit, the term "vulnerability" is generally reserved
>>>>>>>>>> for
>>>>>>>>>> > behaviors that meet all of the following criteria:
>>>>>>>>>> >
>>>>>>>>>> > 1) The behavior must have negative consequences for at least
>>>>>>>>>> one of
>>>>>>>>>> > the legitimate stakeholders (users, service owners, etc),
>>>>>>>>>> >
>>>>>>>>>> > 2) The consequences must be widely seen as unexpected and
>>>>>>>>>> unacceptable,
>>>>>>>>>> >
>>>>>>>>>> > 3) There must be a realistic chance of such a negative outcome,
>>>>>>>>>> >
>>>>>>>>>> > 4) The behavior must introduce substantial new risks that go
>>>>>>>>>> beyond
>>>>>>>>>> > the previously accepted trade-offs.
>>>>>>>>>> >
>>>>>>>>>> > If we don't have that, we usually don't have a case, no matter
>>>>>>>>>> how
>>>>>>>>>> > clever the bug is.
>>>>>>>>>> >
>>>>>>>>>> > Cheers (and happy hunting!),
>>>>>>>>>> > /mz
>>>>>>>>>> >
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>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
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>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
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>>>>>>> the enemy of the state, the other serves and protects the people. When
>>>>>>> the military becomes both, then the enemies of the state tend to become the
>>>>>>> people."
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>>>>
>>>>
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>>>> the enemy of the state, the other serves and protects the people. When
>>>> the military becomes both, then the enemies of the state tend to become the
>>>> people."
>>>>
>>>
>>>
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