Corelan ADVANCED 2016

November 1-2-3rd

Corelan is back at Hackfest with “Advanced Win32 Exploitation” for the first time in Canada!

The Corelan® “ADVANCED” exploit development class is a fast-paced, mind-bending, hands-on course where you will learn advanced exploit development techniques from an experienced exploit developer.

This is most certainly not an entry level course. In fact, this is one of the finest and most advanced courses you will find on Win32 exploit development, targeting the Windows heap.

This hardcore, practical, hands-on course will provide students with solid understanding of current Win32 exploitation & memory protection bypass techniques. We make sure the course material is kept updated with current techniques, includes previously undocumented tricks and techniques, and details about research we performed ourselves. Combined with the way the course is built up, this will turn this class into a truly unique learning experience. During all of our courses, we don’t just focus on techniques and mechanics, but we also want to make sure you understand why a given technique is used, why something works and why something doesn’t work.

Those are just a few arguments that makes this training stand out between other exploit development training offerings. Feel free to check our testimonials page at if you want to see real, voluntary, unmodified and uncensored reactions by some of our students.


Training includes

  • Badge for the conference on November 4-5th
  • Lunch and diner for 3 days of the trainings (November 1-2-3rd)
  • Coffee break
  • If you want to play on the CTF, please email us!

Why chose this course?

  • Are you familiar with the basics of exploit development ?
  • Do you know how to write exploits for saved return pointer overwrites and abuse SEH records with your eyes closed ?
  • Do you know how heap spraying works already ?
  • Are you now ready for the next step ?
  • Have you taken the Bootcamp or other commercial courses on exploit development and want to move to the next phase ?
  • Do you want to learn modern techniques to exploit applications on Windows 7 ?
  • Do you want to learn the fine art of writing browser exploits ?
  • Are you able to write ROP chains blindfolded ?
  • Are you willing to suffer and bleed, absorb new knowledge fast and not intimidated by debuggers and assembly instructions…
  • …then this course is exactly what you need !

Course contents

  • ASLR & DEP Refresher
  • Bypassing ASLR
  • Bypassing DEP
  • Heap Spraying
  • Heap Feng Shui & heaplib
  • Precise Heap Spraying in modern browsers
  • Browser Exploitation (IE)
  • DOM Fundamentals
  • Heap Fundamentals
  • Exploiting Browser Use-After-Free conditions
  • Memory leaks / Information Disclosure
  • Heap Overflows, Heap Manipulations and primitives
  • During the course, students will get the opportunity to work on real vulnerabilities in real applications and use the latest exploitation techniques that work on current Operating Systems.

Warning – The course has a steep learning curve and will require full attention and focus.

Knowledge & Attitude Prerequisites

Students should:

  • be able to read simple C code and simple scripts
  • Truly master all basic concepts of exploit development, as listed in our “FOUNDATIONS” course. If you have taken the Foundations or Bootcamp course and done a lot of practice after taking the class, then you’re probably ready for this class.
  • be familiar with ROP
  • be familiar with writing python/ruby/html/javascript scripts
  • be ready to dive into a debugger and read asm for hours and hours and hours
  • be ready to think out of the box and have a strong desire to learn
  • be fluent with managing Windows / Linux operating system and with using vmware workstation/virtualbox
  • be familiar with using Metasploit and writing exploit modules for Metasploit
  • be familiar with using debuggers
  • have basic knowledge of assembly

It’s imperative for students to comply with these prerequisites.

Technical Prerequisites

Details will be sent to students before the class begins.


Peter Van Eeckhoutte is the founder of Corelan Team and the author of the well-known tutorials on Win32 Exploit Development Training . The team gathers a group of IT Security enthusiasts and researchers from around the world, who all share common interests: doing research, gather & share knowledge, and perform responsible/coordination disclosure. Above all, the team is well known for their ethics and their approach to helping other people in the field.

Peter has been an active member of the IT Security community for close to 15 years and has been working on exploit development for 10 years. He presented at security conferences (Athcon, Hack In Paris, DerbyCon) and delivered the Corelan Live Win32 Exploit Development Bootcamp at various places around the globe. He trained security enthusiasts & professionals from private companies, government agencies and military. You can read more about their experiences on his website.