May 2018 – Attacking the Gatekeeper

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(source: xkcd.com; Don’t forget Mother’s Day!)

It’s scheduled! Mark your calendars to join us on May 10th at R&K Solutions for more experts sharing their trade craft. Harrison Neal, Security Engineer with PatchAdvisor, joins us to present a couple of (now patched) vulnerabilities he reported in the RSA authentication agent for IIS. If you’re interested in vulnerability research and details you’ll want to be at this meeting. Come for the tech, stay for the networking and refreshments!

Date and Location:
May 10th, 2018 @ 5:30 PM

R&K Solutions
2797 Frontage Rd NW
Roanoke, VA 24017
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Topic: Attacking the gatekeeper: RSA’s Authentication Agent for IIS

Summary: This presentation will discuss two vulnerabilities recently discovered and patched in RSA’s software to enable two-factor authentication in IIS-hosted web applications. These vulnerabilities could enable an unprivileged domain user to impersonate other users, or crash IIS. While the vulnerabilities are fairly straightforward, there are some peculiarities that will be explored, such as exploiting one vulnerability through a named pipe rather than typical IP sockets. The presentation will also review known available mitigations for administrators.

Speaker Bio: Harrison Neal alternates between pentesting and security research roles, primarily around the DC metro area. His free time is typically spent metaphorically poking bears, enjoying the company of cats, playing Pokemon Go, or getting locked in Shenandoah National Park after hours.