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Re: Linux kernel 0day - dynamite inside, don't burn your fingers
From: Dan B <dan-fd () f-box org>
Date: Fri, 14 Jul 2006 23:55:31 +0200
Joanna R. wrote:
attached 0day kernel 2.6 local root exploit. This is a new genuine
bug, unpatched in 126.96.36.199 - don't get confused by prctl inside - it
is only used to change process status.
dan () n-box ~ $ uname -a
Linux n-box 2.6.16-gentoo-r9 #1 Fri Jun 9 16:44:22 CEST 2006 i686
Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 2.00GHz GNU/Linux
dan () n-box ~ $ ./h00lyshit ./Media/Audio/DnB/TheEngineer_060331.mp3
trying to exploit ./Media/Audio/DnB/TheEngineer_060331.mp3
uid=0(root) gid=100(users) groups=7(lp),10(wheel),18(audio),27(video),35(games),81(apache),100(users),7353(svnusers)
The code exploits a root race in /proc
So it does :)
have a nice day.
But this means that I've gotta worry about more servers now! Dam it!
And is there a workaround to protect against this attack?
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