Email has become an essential service for most people – who doesn´t own an email address today? With time, it seemed obvious that numerous threats would come to light and propagate through this communication channel.
In order to protect themselves from attacks, system administrators implemented multiple technologies to protect their users, but are those programs as secure as the administrators would like them to be? And is the software ready to face all the malicious content found on the Internet today?
Pirana is an exploitation framework that tests the security of a email content filter. By means of a vulnerability database, the content filter to be tested will be bombarded by various emails containing a malicious payload intended to compromise the computing platform. PIRANA´s goal is to test whether or not any vulnerability exists on the content filtering platform.