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Gray Hat Hacking The Ethical Hacker’s Handbook by Jonathan Ness, Chris Eagle, Shon Harris, Gideon Lenkey, Allen Harper, Terron Williams

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CHAPTER 23Client-Side Browser Exploits

In this chapter, you will learn about client-side vulnerabilities and several tools for discovering browser-based client-side vulnerabilities. This chapter mostly focuses on vulnerabilities affecting Internet Explorer on the Microsoft Windows platform, but the concepts can be extended to other classes of client-side vulnerabilities and other platforms on which client-side applications run.

In this chapter, we cover the following topics:

• Why client-side vulnerabilities are interesting

• Internet Explorer security concepts

• History of client-side exploits and latest trends

• Finding new browser-based vulnerabilities (with mangleme, jsfunfuzz, css-grammar-fuzzer, AxEnum, and AxMan)

• Heap spray to exploit ...

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