Open Source IT Security Tools by Core Security

Below is an index of projects that members of the CoreLabs team have pursued. Click on any title to access more information about the project.

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Title Excerpt
A Penetration Testing Research Framework

Penetration testing remains a required practice for the security-aware professional for assessing the security of their infrastructure.


Agafi (Advanced Gadget Finder) is a x86 gadget-finder tool useful to find gadgets in programs, modules and running processes.

Attack Payloads

Crypto and standard attack techniques can be combined with payload engineering to create dangerous botnet attacks that leverage the size of the botnet, or in

Attack Planning

Today penetration testing is a highly manual practice, which requires an knowledgeable operator with the right toolset.

Attack Simulation

Computer systems and networks are exposed to attacks on a daily basis.

Attacker-centric Risk Assessment Metrics

Risk assessment can be used to measure the security posture of an organization.

BIOS rootkits

Traditionally rootkit research has focused on accomplishing persistence and stealthiness with software running at the user or kernel level within a

Bug Reproducer Assistant

Bug-reproducer Assistant is a tool that extracts behavior from live running code (Python or C++), generating a program equivalent to the original, but only w


The Bugweek is a research activity wherein the security professionals in the company, from developers to exploit writers and QA analysts, dedicate an entire

Core CloudInspect

We are concerned with using the elasticity of public clouds to improve the deepness and coverage of penetration testing techniques.


CORE GRASP is a web application protection software technique designed by A. Futoransky, E. Gutesman, D. Tiscornia and A. Waissbein from CoreLabs.

Core Wisdom

CORE WISDOM is a suite of tools designed for the secure auditing of information systems.


Coretex is a series of programming competitions organized by Core in Argentina.


The proliferation of social network services has produced an extensive leakage of private information.


Gfuzz is a web application fuzzing environment which combines fine-grained taint analysis on the server-side (using 


We're excited to welcome Impacket to Fortra's open source portfolio.


InlineEgg is a Python module that provides the user with a toolbox of classes for writing small assembly programs.

ND2DB Attack

Within this project we research a new attack technique that allows extraction of selected database content relying only on the attackers ability to perform d

Non-Euclidean Ring Data Scrambler (NERDS) public-key encryption

With the advent of PDAs and other constrained computing environments come new security requirements that are not compliant with RSA and other typically trust

Protocol design flaws

Aside from the traditional vulnerability analysis in which we explore known attack vectors (e.g., buffer overflows, injection vulnerabilities) we are also in

Public-Key Cryptography Based on Polynomial Equations

One of the challenges public-key cryptography faces is the absence of schemes that are secure as well as practical.


PyLorcon2 is a wrapper that allows using the Lorcon2 - Loss of Radio CONectivity (available here) library (writte


Sentinel is a command line tool able to protect Windows 32 bit programs against exploits targeted by attackers or viruses.

SQL Agent

We introduce the SQL Agent technique and implementation, an efficient translator from SQL to HTTP requests, that we use for removing the burden in the exploi

Teaching Penetration Testing

We are devising lessons and tools for using in a class of information security students.