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A Bug Hunter's Diary by Tobias Klein

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Introduction

Welcome to A Bug Hunter’s Diary. This book describes the life cycles of seven interesting, real-life software security vulnerabilities I found over the past several years. Each chapter focuses on one bug. I’ll explain how I found the bug, the steps I took to exploit it, and how the vendor eventually patched it.

The Goals of This Book

The primary goal of this book is to provide you with practical exposure to the world of bug hunting. After reading this book, you will have a better understanding of the approaches that bug hunters use to find security vulnerabilities, how they create proof-of-concept code to test the vulnerabilities, and how they can report vulnerabilities to the vendor.

The secondary goal of this book is to tell the story ...

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