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Netcat Tutorial | Directory Transversal Attack
In last post we had our look on directory transversal Unicode vulnerability and what is it, in this tutorial to netcat we will see how you can use netcat to exploit it. Before we proceed I want to make clear this is one the most known attack style on IIS server using netcat and no doubt you may find this tutorial as it is in many books related to hacking web servers so if you have already read that then this will surely be nothing new for you. Ok lets proceed to tutorial.
Unicode Exploit And Directory Transversal
Unicode contains more 10, 00,000 characters. Unicode contains large number of characters to support all letters and words present in dialect of any language of any country or region. Any character in Unicode is represented in form of a code, for example a dot or period symbol is represented with %2E and a slash by %co%af. Unicode allows multiple encoding for each character depending upon its transfer format, for example UTF-8 provides several encoding for single character.
Hacking A Website
In this post we will discus a little about hacking a website. A website is hosted on a web server so if you hack web server you hack website. So first of all let’s see what are some basic types of web server vulnerabilities which can lead to security breach. You must know that breach in security of web server can also provide attacker a door to internal network and hence owning a web server can give attacker an exponential advantage. Basically there are only three types of web servers available on which world hosts their web sites.