Exploring the Internet Explorer Aurora Exploit

You know the basics of how heap sprays work and how you can dynamically allocate memory and fill the heap up with NOPs and shellcode. We’ll be leveraging an exploit that uses this technique and something found in nearly every client-side exploit. The browser exploit of choice here is the Aurora exploit (Microsoft Security Bulletin MS10-002). Aurora was most notoriously used in the attacks against Google and more than 20 other large technology companies. Although this exploit was released in early 2010, it particularly resonates with us because it took down some major players in the technology industry.

We’ll start by using the Aurora Metasploit module and then set our payload. The following commands ...

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