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Re: ospf_monitor (Solaris 2.5)
From: smm () WPI EDU (Seth Michael McGann)
Date: Thu, 22 Oct 1998 02:25:13 -0400


On Thu, 22 Oct 1998, Seth Michael McGann wrote:


I can confirm that the version in FreeBSD 2.2.6 is indeed vulnerable, the
stack is smashed and we are root at the time :(.  Fortunately, it is not
executable by anyone but root or group ospf.  I would venture that solaris
x86 is vulnerable.  The exploit is trivial, just change the target in your
favorite local overflow and exec.


I hate to reply to myself, but:

On further inspection, it appears ospf_monitor drops privileges after
opening a raw multicast socket, but before it overflows.  So basically, no
instant root, but you have an open raw socket descriptor, which could be
useful.  Ah well...



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