Thursday, July 30, 2009

The Pwnie Awards 2009 Winners

The Pwnie Awards is an annual awards ceremony celebrating and making fun of the achievements and failures of security researchers and the wider security community.

Pwnie Awards 2009 Winners....

Best server side bug =
Linux SCTP FWD Chunk Memory Corruption

Best client side bug =
msvidctl.dll MPEG2TuneRequest Stack buffer overflow

Best privilege escalation = Linux udev Netlink Message Privilege Escalation

Mass 0wnage = Red Hat Networks Backdoored OpenSSH Packages

Most innovative research = From 0 to 0day on Symbian

Lamest vendor response = Linux / Linus Torvalds

Most overhyped bug = MS08-067 Server Service NetpwPathCanonicalize() Stack Overflow

Best song = Nice Report

Most epic fail = Twitter Gets Hacked and the "Cloud Crisis

Lifetime achievement award
= Solar Designer


Special thanks to @shazzzam for the play-by-play on twitter. I had to run out after the "most epic fail" to catch my reservation @ MESA Grill.

For the curious foodies out there, I had the Fire Roasted Veal Chop with a glass of Voss Estate Pinot Noir...then the toasted coconut layer cake and black coffee for desert. So very good.

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