Cyber Range

C++ Code Security Cyber Range

This cyber range helps you develop your knowledge in finding and remediating vulnerabilities in C++ code. You’ll build and reinforce your skills as you progress through labs covering a wide range of C++ code security topics, including using ccpcheck, gdb, XQilla and other tools to find common security issues in C++ code, perform control flow analysis and recognize vulnerabilities that can lead to common application attacks, such as buffer and integer overflows or XPath injection. You will also practice identifying format string vulnerabilities, improper type and pointer management, and other risks.

The labs

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  • C++ – Introduction to cppcheck

    cppcheck is a static code analysis tool for C++ code that tests for a wide number of potential vulnerabilities and other errors. This lab demonstrates some of the basic functionality and use of cppcheck.

  • C++ – Control Flow Analysis in C++

    A variety of different errors can affect the execution flow of code and its eventual result. This lab demonstrates the use of a control flow analysis tool for tracking the flow of C++ code and identifying these errors.

  • C++ – Buffer Overflows

    Buffer overflows are one of the simplest and most common programming errors in C++ code. This lab demonstrates several ways that a buffer overflow vulnerability can be introduced into code, how they can be exploited, and how to correct them.

  • C++ – Integer Overflows and Underflows

    Integer overflow and underflow vulnerabilities are created by unsafe typecasting between different integer variable types. This lab demonstrates code containing these vulnerabilities, how the vulnerabilities can be exploited, and how to correct them.

  • C++ – Format String Vulnerabilities

    Format string specifiers are useful for building strings using variables of other types. However, if they are misused, they can have unexpected results or open up a program to exploitation. This lab demonstrates some common format string mistakes, and, when applicable, how they can be exploited.

  • C++ – XPath Injection

    XPath makes it possible to programmatically access data stored within an XML document. This lab demonstrates how poorly-designed XPath queries can be exploited and corrected.

  • C++ – Type Management

    C++ has a number of different variable types and ways of using them. This lab explores some of the ways that types and functions can be misused.

  • C++ – Pointer Management

    C++ pointers contain memory addresses and are used as a reference to arrays and other object types. This lab demonstrates some of the common mistakes made using pointers in C++.

  • C++ – Sensitive Data Disclosure

    Applications are frequently designed to process and protect sensitive information. This lab explores some of the ways that logical or implementation errors can unintentionally expose this data.

  • C++ – Poor Error Handling

    A variety of different factors can cause low-level functions and other code to fail. This lab demonstrates some ways in which errors in error handling can make code execution unpredictable or exploitable.

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