Data Manipulation and Netcat

Just got done with chapter 2.  Yeah, 17 days later.  Oh well…

The 2nd chapter for me was a bit of a regurgitation of basic Linux commands, other than a few Data Manipulation commands:

  • sed – this command is ideal for editing files based on certain patterns or expressions
  • awk – another pattern matching tool, but more robust

…and the book talks about Netcat.  Now we are working with networking.

Glad to back on the train.

Creating the Windows 7 target – again.

My mistake – I tried working with a 64-bit version of Windows 7 for Georgia Weidman’s Penetration Testing Book.  If you do that, you are going to have a bad time. So, let’s do this again with a Windows 7 32-bit version.

  • I downloaded Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit from Softlayer here.  I plan to be done with this book within the 30-day trial window.

  • For Java 7, Update 6, get it here.  I used the x86 version this time.
  • Winamp 5.55 can be downloaded here.
  • Supplementary information on this book can be found here.  This is where Ubuntu is and the BookApp Georgia asks to install at this point of the book.

Make sure you follow the InstallApp PDF that is in the BookApp folder within the supplementary information.  Now finally everything is set up. On to chapter 2.

Software for the Windows 7 target machine

UPDATE: I tried following Georgia Weidman’s Penetration testing book with a 64-bit version of Windows 7 sp1.  IIS just wasn’t installing (I think).  I am blowing away the machine and going to try with a 32-bit version.  Everything below in the post is when I was running through setting up Windows 7 sp1 x64.


Going through Georgia Weidman’s Penetration testing book, I am almost done with Chapter 1.  Looks like the additional software for the Windows 7 target has some issues

  • Since I had so many problems with IE 8, I downloaded the latest version of Firefox as Georgia directs to do.  I used this to download the other software requests.
  • For Java 7, Update 6, get it here.  The link in the book doesn’t work.  I had to create an Oracle account to download it.
  • Winamp 5.55 can be downloaded here.  I didn’t even try to download it from http://www.oldapps.com/winamp.php?old_winamp=247/.  I haven’t had any luck downloading any application from there.
  • Supplementary information on this book can be found here.  This is where Ubuntu is and the BookApp Georgia asks to install at this point of the book.
  • I am running a 64-bit version of Windows 7.  I started to think this would give me complications when I started seeing x86 versions of files.  Everything actually worked until I needed to install SQLXML 4.0 sp1.  Since the BookApp folders only have the x86 version of SQLXML 4.0 sp1, I went to Microsoft for the 64-bit version which can be found here.