Advanced Exploit Development

Course Group: 
Cyber Security

This course looks at exploit development on x86 and x64 platforms. Students will write shellcode and exploits targeting these platforms on both Linux and Windows. During the course participants will learn and apply techniques to bypass or weaken a range of security controls such as Stack Cookies, Data Execution Protection (DEP/NX) and Address Space Layout Randomisation (ASLR).

By the end of the course, students will be able to formulate exploitation strategies and begin to understand the core theory concepts which underpin the art and science of modern exploit development. Course alumni will be well placed to contribute as part of high end penetration testing teams, security engineers and architects, and secure coding professionals.


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Duration: 5 days

Delivery mode: Face-to-face

Location: Canberra

In-House Delivery: Contact the  for more information. Recommended for groups with over 10 personnel.

What you will receive:

  • Comprehensive set of course notes.
  • UNSW certificate of attendance.
  • Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.

Affiliated course: Introduction to Exploit Development (5 days)



  • Exploit developers wanting to learn how to overcome mitigations (such as stack cookies and DEP).
  • Pentesters wanting to improve their exploit development skills.
  • Experienced software engineers.




  • Shellcoding.
  • Stack based overflows on Linux and Windows.
  • SEH Exploitation.
  • DEP and ROP.
  • ASLR.
  • Heap overflows.




UNSW Canberra Cyber is a focal point for the research of some 60 scholars from various faculties across UNSW who conduct research work on different aspects of cyber security. The Centre is based in Canberra at the Defence Force Academy that provides both advanced research as well as undergraduate and graduate education on cyber security. UNSW Canberra Cyber brings together the biggest concentration of research and tertiary education for the multi-disciplinary study of cyber security in any single university in the Southern hemisphere. A number of UNSW Canberra Cyber scholars, in areas ranging from information technology and engineering to law and politics, have significant international reputations for their work.  




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24 June 2019 - 28 June 2019