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Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2014 18:13:15 +0000
From: "Nicholas Lemonias." <lem.nikolas@...glemail.com>
To: Julius Kivimäki <julius.kivimaki@...il.com>, 
 antisnatchor <antisnatchor@...il.com>, full-disclosure@...ts.grok.org.uk
Subject: Re: Fwd: Google vulnerabilities with PoC

Security vulnerabilities need to be published and reported. That's the
spirit.

Attacking the researcher, won't make it go away.


On Fri, Mar 14, 2014 at 6:12 PM, Julius Kivimäki
<julius.kivimaki@...il.com>wrote:

> Dude, seriously. Just stop.
>
>
> 2014-03-14 20:02 GMT+02:00 Nicholas Lemonias. <lem.nikolas@...glemail.com>
> :
>
> 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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>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> --
>>>>>>>>> "There's a reason we separate military and the police: one fights
>>>>>>>>> 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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>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> --
>>>>>> "There's a reason we separate military and the police: one fights
>>>>>> 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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>>>>>
>>>>> --
>>>>> Cheers
>>>>> Michele
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>
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