Publications

An Interesting Feature in the Samsung DSP Driver

Exploit
In February 2021 Samsung made some changes in one of its low level drivers : the Digital Signal Processor (DSP) Linux driver. They removed one interesting feature : the ability for untrusted apps to load a custom DSP firmware of their choice. The driver is present on Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S21 Exynos based phones (and probably on Galaxy Note 20 too). This article presents how to use this feature to boot the DSP on a custom firmware, and how to use this custom firmware along with bugs in the DSP driver to gain ker...

Pwn2Own Tokyo 2020: Defeating the TP-Link AC1750

Exploit
A team of Synacktiv security experts participated to the last edition of Pwn2Own by submitting a LAN-side exploit against the TP-Link AC1750. This blogpost aims to describe the process of discovery and exploitation of this vulnerability, including the presentation of exploitation code.

iOS 1-day hunting: uncovering and exploiting CVE-2020-27950 kernel memory leak

Exploit
Reverse-engineering
Back in the beginning of November, Project Zero announced that Apple has patched a full chain of vulnerabilities that were actively exploited in the wild. This chain consists in 3 vulnerabilities: a userland RCE in FontParser as well as a memory leak and a type confusion in the kernel. In this blogpost, we will describe how we identified and exploited the kernel memory leak.

Bypassing Naxsi filtering engine

Exploit
In order to better protect its users, NBS System has asked Synacktiv to perform a source code review of Naxsi, a famous open source Web Application Firewall (WAF). During this audit, Synacktiv discovered several vulnerabilities that could allow bypassing the application of the filtering rules. This short blog post will present the most critical vulnerabilities and how they were fixed by NBS System. The fixes have been published on version 1.1a quickly after they were reported: https://github.com/nbs-system/naxsi/releas...

Ubuntu ppp's CVE-2020-15704 wrap-up

Exploit
As you may already know, we collaborated with Zero Day Initiative to disclose a vulnerability in Ubuntu's ppp package. This vulnerability has been assigned the identifiers ZDI-CAN-11504 / CVE-2020-15704.

Izi Izi, Pwn2Own ICS Miami

Challenges
Exploit
ZDI announced last year a new entry in it's yearly contest "Pwn2Own". After the Vancouver edition focused on Desktop software and Tokyo specialized in smartphones, there is now a third location in Miami dedicated to industrial software also known as ICS or SCADA.