NCC Group’s Upcoming Trainings at Black Hat USA 2021

NCC Group will be presenting 4 different training courses at Black Hat USA 2021. Below you will find high level details about each course, as well as a link to a detailed course description and course registration details on the Black Hat website. Join us! Mastering Container Security V5 - Black Hat edition (August 2-3 … Continue reading NCC Group’s Upcoming Trainings at Black Hat USA 2021

Tool Release – Principal Mapper v1.1.0 Update

Principal Mapper, or PMapper, is a tool and library for in-depth analysis with AWS Identity and Access Management, as well as AWS Organizations. PMapper stores data about AWS accounts and organizations, then provides options to query, visualize, and analyze that data. The library, written in Python, enables users to extend PMapper's functionality for other use-cases. … Continue reading Tool Release – Principal Mapper v1.1.0 Update

ABSTRACT SHIMMER (CVE-2020-15257): Host Networking is root-Equivalent, Again

This post is a technical discussion of the underlying vulnerability of CVE-2020-15257, and how it can be exploited. Our technical advisory on this issue is available here, but this post goes much further into the process that led to finding the issue, the practicalities of exploiting the vulnerability itself, various complications around fixing the issue, … Continue reading ABSTRACT SHIMMER (CVE-2020-15257): Host Networking is root-Equivalent, Again

Technical Advisory: containerd – containerd-shim API Exposed to Host Network Containers (CVE-2020-15257)

Vendor: containerd Project Vendor URL: https://containerd.io/ Versions affected: 1.3.x, 1.2.x, 1.4.x, others likely Systems Affected: Linux Author: Jeff Dileo CVE Identifier: CVE-2020-15257 Advisory URL: https://github.com/containerd/containerd/security/advisories/GHSA-36xw-fx78-c5r4 Risk: High (full root container escape for a common container configuration) Summary containerd is a container runtime underpinning Docker and common Kubernetes configurations. It handles abstractions related to containerization and … Continue reading Technical Advisory: containerd – containerd-shim API Exposed to Host Network Containers (CVE-2020-15257)

Conference Talks – November 2020

This month, members of NCC Group will be presenting their work at the following conferences: Sourya Biswas, "Cybersecurity is War: Lessons from Historical Conflicts," to be presented at BSidesCT (Virtual - November 14 2020) Ian Coldwater (Independent), Duffie Cooley, Brad Geesaman (Darkbit), and Rory McCune (NCC Group), "Keynote: SIG-Honk AMA Panel: Hacking and Hardening in … Continue reading Conference Talks – November 2020

Tool Release – ScoutSuite 5.10

We’re proud to announce the release of a new version of our open-source, multi-cloud auditing tool ScoutSuite (on Github)! Notable improvements and features include: CoreBreaking change: support for Python 3.5 has been deprecatedMoved unit tests from nose to pytest & improved coverageBug fixes and improved error handlingAWSCreated a ruleset for the AWS CIS Benchmark version 1.2Can … Continue reading Tool Release – ScoutSuite 5.10

Conference Talks – October 2020

This month, members of NCC Group will be presenting their work at the following conferences: Dirk-Jan Mollema, "Walking Your Dog in Multiple Forests: Breaking AD Trust Boundaries through Kerberos Vulnerabilities," to be presented at Black Hat Asia 2020 (Virtual - October 1 2020)Sanne Maasakkers, "Improve Security Awareness Campaigns by Applying Phishing Research," to be presented … Continue reading Conference Talks – October 2020

Conference Talks – September 2020

This month, NCC Group researchers will be presenting their work at the following conferences: Rami McCarthy, "AWS Security: Easy Wins and Enterprise Scale," to be presented at BSides Boston (Virtual - September 26 2020)Dirk-Jan Mollema, "Walking Your Dog in Multiple Forests: Breaking AD Trust Boundaries through Kerberos Vulnerabilities," to be presented at Black Hat Asia … Continue reading Conference Talks – September 2020

The Extended AWS Security Ramp-Up Guide

On November 25th, AWS released the Ramp-Up Learning Guide for AWS Cloud Security, Governance, and Compliance. The Security Ramp-Up is a curated list of educational AWS resources. The goal is "to teach in-demand cloud skills and real-world knowledge that you can rely on to keep up with cloud security, governance, and compliance developments and grow … Continue reading The Extended AWS Security Ramp-Up Guide

A Survey of Istio’s Network Security Features

Istio is a service mesh, which, in general, exist as a compliment to container orchestrators (e.g. Kubernetes) in order to provide additional, service-centric features surrounding traffic management, security, and observability. Istio is arguably the most popular service mesh (using GitHub stars as a metric). This blog post assumes working familiarity with Kubernetes and microservices, but … Continue reading A Survey of Istio’s Network Security Features