File Inclusion Shell Assessment








CSC8414 Security Tools and Analysis


Submission deadline: Friday 13 January 2022, 11:45 pm

Submit your completed answer to the questions via NESS, as a pdf document.



Answer ALL questions

This assessment contributes 100% towards the total mark for this module. It is an individual exercise: no group work is required for the assessment.

Marks shown are indicative only

As for any University assessment, plagiarism will be considered as an assessment irregularity, and subject to disciplinary procedures. Please look at the guidelines:


In particular, be careful to cite properly bibliographic references. You can of course discuss your work with other students, but the work you submit must be individual.

Question 1 Videos of attack demonstrations (40%)

Learning Objective of the assessment

As a security analyst, you must able to conduct concrete attacks on the system you are analysing, to test if some vulnerabilities are present or not. You must be able to use the relevant security tools and to develop the adversarial mindset (i.e., thinking as an attacker).



The Canvas module contains a number of attack demonstrations you must perform and record. Your report must indicate the URL where the videos can be found (Stream, Youtube), one video per attack. Indicative marks are 5 marks per video. The tools to be used for the attacks are covered in the lecture material.

Guidance on how to record your screen is provided on Canvas.


  • Marking criteria for the video demonstrations.
  • Success of the attack. To score high marks, it must be clear from the video that the attack was successful as specified by the specification. Partial marks can be awarded for incomplete attacks if they are accompanied with an explanation of what does not work.
  • Clarity: To score high marks, the video must be clearly presented, concise and focusing on the specific aspects of the attack.

Summative Assessment 1st Video! (Wireshark)

Please make a video for the exercise below

TELNET Analysis

For this task, you will need to access the file telnet.pcap available on your Kali machine under Documents/Networks


  1. The Wireshark has many useful utilities. One of these, is to follow a particular data stream in its entirety. To do this, we right click a packet and go to the follow option. This is a TCP connection, so the only option available to us is to follow the TCP stream.What is the username used in this TELNET connection?


  1. What is the password used in the TELNET connection?


  1. TELNET is a protocol that allows for a command line interface on a remote host.On the remote host, what networking utility is used to interact with


  1. What is the exact command that is used to determine all the files in the working directory in this TELNET exchange?

File Inclusion Shell Assessment ( Summative Assessment 2nd Video!)

File Inclusion

Additional Setup:Navigate to /etc/php/7.4/apache2. Use sudo to modify php.ini to enable change the value for allow_url_include from off to on. Restart apache2.

Some developers might want to include files from other sources but without rigorous validation this is dangerous. We can provide a link to a shell stored on our own computer. One way of doing this assessment is to open a SimpleHTTPServer using python and include this file to the webserver. We can then listen to the included shell using netcat. This assessment will require research into reverse shells.

:How do we open either a bind or reverse shell using this vulnerability? This task is possible to or through using webshells available in kali in /usr/share/webshells.Describe the process you use.Once you gain a webshell, type the command whoami.What user are we using this shell through?

-Some tips to help you:

  1. You may need to look for a php file to help you with the reverse shell task. This file is already installed on your Kali (its name will tell you)
  2. In this php file, there are variables that you may need to change such as the IP address & PORT.
  3. you may need to use this command: sudo python -mSimpleHTTPServer [port number of your choice]
  4. If SimpleHTTPServer mentioned above did not work with you. Do some research, as you may need to use another server, as we have python3 installed instead of python.


SQL Injection

When a website interacts directly with a database there is the potential for the injection of SQL code if proper validation is not used. One tool used to exploit these vulnerabilities is sqlmap, which is a sophisticated exploitation tool. For these questions, we expect you to use sqlmap to perform the sql injection but we also encourage you to read on what makes sql attacks possible.

One thing to keep in mind for these questions is that sqlmap does not know what your cookies are in your browser. Recall that you had to login to get to this point. Therefore, you will have to find a way to include your web browser cookies in the sqlmap command in order for sqlmap to work.

(a) choose the database you want to access. For example DVWA:

use dvw) may need to be used

sqlmap offers to attempt to guess hashed passwords. When sqlmap prompts an attempt on breaking hashes, do NOT accept this option as this dramatically increases the time taken to perform the attack and thus the length of the video.

Note:This assessment is solvable without the use of sqlmap. However, we expect you to use sqlmap. Solving this exercise without sqlmap is a good learning exercise and we would encourage you to do it for your own learning, but it is not required.

SQL Injection Q.1Use sqlmap to perform sql injection. Dump the database table entries. The end result of the attack should show the hashed passwords of all users.

Please ensure that your video showsthe hashed password of user 4.


Question 2 Security Analysis Methods (60%)

Learning Objective of the assessment

As a security analyst, you must be able to design and justify an analysis strategy when considering a system, before actually conducting the attack. You must take into account ethical and professional aspects and assess the potential effectiveness of the tools they want to use for a specific context.



For each of the case studies below, design and justify a security analysis method in a report (400 words max per report). This report must be written as if you were asked by a client or stakeholder of a specific system to explain which security analysis method you would use for that specific system. Case studies might use systems and concepts not covered in the lecture material, thus mimicking the fact that no security analysist is aware of all systems existing in the wild. It is your responsibility to find information relevant to these systems. In some cases, you might have to make some assumptions on how these systems are organised or used. In this case, it is expected you will justify your assumptions based on your understanding of the context.

A formative group assessment with a simple case study will be released early in the module, to enable you to receive some feedback on writing the report.



Marking criteria for the analysis methods.

Each report is marked individually, following a marking scheme divided in the following categories:

  • Risk Methodology: To score high marks, the report should explain the risk methodology appropriate for the case-study, providing examples wherever appropriate.
  • Appropriateness of the tools: To score high marks, the different tools selected should be the most appropriate to the case study.
  • Reflection on strengths/weaknesses: To score high marks, the report should identify and assess the strengths and weakness of the proposed analysis method.
  • Awareness of the context: To score high marks, the report should use material beyond the module relevant to the case.
  • Presentation: To score high marks, the report must emphasise the key points, look professional, and be pleasant to read.


Case study 1

A University is deploying a sensor network to transform their main building into a smart building, following the approach done at Newcastle University with the Urban Sciences Building and the Urban Observatory.

More specifically, the University will deploy 1000 sensors across the building, which will be wired using the KNX protocol to BACNet controllers, connected to the main building management system using the IP network already present in the building. The main objective of these sensors is to capture CO2 to analyse how the building is being utilised.

Describe a method to analyse the security of this network of sensors.


Case study 2:


To facilitate the management of sensors, the University deploys a Web Server allowing to register a new sensor, to monitor the status of existing sensors. The server is deployed as a virtual machine in the Azure infrastructure managed by the University. Networking only allows access to this server from machines located within the local network of the University. The server is based on a Ubuntu, with an Apache 2 server, running a MySQL database managed by PhP scripts.

Describe a method to analyse the security of this server.


Case study 3: Malware

Another University, which used a similar approach with dedicated sensors to monitor their campus, is suddenly attacked by a Ransomware Worm, which encrypts all the data on the sensors and ask for the University to pay a ransom in Bitcoin, threatening to brick the sensors.

The University is worried something similar might happen to the network of sensors described in the previous Case Studies.

Describe a method to analyse the risk of a ransomware attack.

Case study 4: Forensics

The University realises that the web-server described in Case Study 2 contains a large folder with a range of files, some seemingly containing confidential information related to the COVID-19 Vaccine research undertaken at the University, some being random images, some looking like random binary files.

Describe a method to forensically analyse the web-server.

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