James 'albinowax' Kettle research overview

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Past presentations

  • BlackHat USA 2020 - Web Cache Entanglement: Novel Pathways to Poisoning
  • BlackHat EU 2019 - HTTP Desync Attacks: Request Smuggling Reborn
  • OWASP Global AppSec - HTTP Desync Attacks: Request Smuggling Reborn
  • DEF CON 27 - HTTP Desync Attacks: Smashing into the Cell Next Door
  • BlackHat USA 2019 - HTTP Desync Attacks: Smashing into the Cell Next Door
  • ekoparty 2018 - Practical Web Cache Poisoning: Redefining 'Unexploitable' (updated)
  • BlackHat USA 2018 - Practical Web Cache Poisoning: Redefining 'Unexploitable'
  • BlackHat USA 2017 - Cracking the Lens: Targeting HTTP's Hidden Attack-Surface
  • PHDays 7 - Backslash Powered Scanner: Automating Human Intuition
  • NorthSec 2017 - Backslash Powered Scanner: Automating Human Intuition
  • AppSec EU 2017 - Exploiting CORS Misconfigurations for Bitcoins and Bounties
  • AppSec USA 2016 - Exploiting CORS Misconfigurations for Bitcoins and Bounties
  • BlackHat EU 2016 - Backslash Powered Scanner: Hunting Unknown Vulnerabilities
  • 44Con 2015 - Hunting Asynchronous Vulnerabilities
  • BlackHat USA 2015 - Server-Side Template Injection: RCE for the Modern Web App
  • OWASP AppSec EU 2014 - ActiveScan++: Augmenting manual testing with attack proxy plugins
  • ...and BSides Manchester every year since it started in 2014

Inspiration: gareth, magic mac, lcamtuf, filedescriptor, agarri, fin1te, ezequiel pereira, detectify, homakov, irsdl, .mario, insertScript, sirdarckcat, kkotowicz, ush.it, webstersprodigy, kuza55, neal poole and many others.

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I'm the Director of Research at PortSwigger Web Security, where I design and refine vulnerability detection techniques for Burp Suite's scanner, and research novel web attack techniques.

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James Kettle is Director of Research at PortSwigger Web Security, where he designs and refines vulnerability detection techniques for Burp Suite's scanner. Recent work has focused on using web cache poisoning to turn caches into exploit delivery systems. James has extensive experience cultivating novel attack techniques, including server-side RCE via Template Injection, client-side RCE via malicious formulas in CSV exports, and abusing the HTTP Host header to poison password reset emails and server-side caches. He has spoken at numerous prestigious venues including both BlackHat USA and EU, and OWASP AppSec USA and EU.

You can contact me via @albinowax on Twitter, xawonibla@gmail.com or elttek.semaj@portswigger.net