Exploit Developer Student – XDS Course Review
I first want to thank eLearnSecurity for creating such a course on this topic of exploit development. I have always been a big fan of the Windows operating system. For the past few years, I have spent a lot of time on Windows reverse engineering, Windows internals and exploit development on Windows. However, the thing I liked the most about this course is about the diversity they have with both Windows and Linux both x86 and x86_64. I spent quite a good amount of time on learning Linux exploit development and internals and I totally loved to understand those concepts no matter how hard they were to grasp. It is a feeling I cannot explain 😊
I will share my thoughts on each section.
Linux Exploit Development
Module 1: Linux Stack Smashing
As usual, this is the introductory module where you will get a nice understanding of Linux internals and basics of stack-based buffer overflows and identifying them.
The labs included for this module are:
- Hidden Function
- Linux Basic Stack Overflow
- Linux x64 Basic Stack Overflow