Black Hat Europe 2009 to Showcase Six New Vulnerabilities and Twelve New Tools

Highlights include Attacking Backbone Technologies, Advanced SQL Injection and SAP Penetration Testing

Apr 8, 2009

Black Hat, the world's leading family of information security events, today announced that Black Hat Europe 2009 will showcase six new vulnerabilities and twelve new tools at this year's event happening April 16-17 at the Moevenpick City Center in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Black Hat EU 2009 will host over 500 digital security experts, bringing together public and private sector security professionals and underground hackers. For more information visit

The TechWeb-produced event brings together thought-leaders from around the world to dissect the latest security trends. Highlights include Attacking Backbone Technologies, Advanced SQL Injection and SAP Penetration Testing.

  New tools and vulnerabilities presented at Black Hat EU this year include:

  --  All Your Packets Are Belong to Us - Attacking Backbone Technologies by
      Enno Rey and Daniel Mende - New Tool
  --  Advanced SQL Injection Exploitation to Operating System Full Control
      by Bernardo Damele Assumpcao Guimaraes - New Vulnerability and New
  --  SAP Penetration Testing by Mariano Nunez Di Croce - New Vulnerability
      and New Tool
  --  Fun and Games With Mac OS X and iPhone Payloads by Charlie Miller and
      Vincenzo Iozzo - New Tool
  --  Hijacking Mobile Data Connections by Roberto Gassira and Roberto
      Piccirillo - New Vulnerability
  --  Yes it is Too Wifi, and No, it's Not Inherently Secure by Rob Havelt -
      New Tool
  --  Open Office Security Design Weaknesses by Eric Filiol - New
  --  WiSHMaster - Windows SHellcode MASTERy by Benjamin Caillat - New Tool
  --  Alice in User-Land: Hijacking the Linux Kernel via /dev/mem by Anthony
      Lineberry - New Tool
  --  Shuntaint: Emulation-based Security Testing for Formal Verification by
      Bruno Luiz - New Tool
  --  Stack Smashing as of Today: A State-of-the-Art Overview on Buffer
      Overflow Protections on linux_x86_64 by Hagen Fritsch - New
  --  Tactical Fingerprinting Using Metadata, Hidden Info and Lost Data by
      Chema Alonso and Enrique Rando - New Tool
  --  VAASeling: VNC Attack Automation Suite by Rich Smith - New Tool
  --  Masibty: a Web Application Firewall Based on Anomaly Detection by
      Stefano Zanero and Claudio Criscione - New Tool

  --  Taming The Beast: Assess Kerberos-Protected Networks by Emmanuel
      Bouillon - New Vulnerability

"Despite the fact that new vulnerabilities are worth so much on the open market these days, we have numerous researchers willing to share their discoveries," said Jeff Moss, founder of Black Hat. "We had our strongest field of submissions yet for a European event."

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