Larry W. Cashdollar

Who are you, and what do you do?

I’m Larry W. Cashdollar. I’m a hobbyist vulnerability researcher, exploit coder. For my day job I work in the CSIRT group at Akamai Technologies. I mostly enjoy legacy Unix systems, but recently I’ve been looking at ruby gems. I think I’ve contributed around 75 CVEs since 1998 ranging from /tmp race conditions to remote buffer overflows.

What hardware do you use?

I have an 8 core AMD Athlon with 8GB of RAM and 750GB of disk. I also have various laptops from a 486 dx100 to a 2 CPU 1.6GHz HP netbook. I’ve also got 2 dual core x86 desktops with 4GB of RAM each and various rooted Android devices ranging from Droid Bionics to my sons old Nabi Tab.I also have three Raspberry PI’s.

And what software?

A few flavors of Linux running under Virtual Box, but I also run Solaris x86. I think I’ve got Windows XP and Vista running too. My website is running on a Raspberry PI with an HTTP server I wrote in C. It’s behind Akamai’s CDN so you could say I have the smallest origin on the largest CDN.

What would be your dream setup?
A collection of Legacy Unix systems, Dec Alpha, HP, SGI, RS6000 all running IRIX, HP-UX,AIX etc.