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Re: help: I need to crack my box
From: Valdis.Kletnieks () vt edu
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2008 10:50:39 -0400

On Tue, 22 Jul 2008 10:51:48 +0200, Lucio Crusca said:

tried looking for "2.6.24-1-686 exploit" and "2.6.24-1-686 poc" but I can't
find anything.

Hint - try being a bit less restrictive in the version, and remember that
usually, the posting either includes the release that the hole was introduced,
or when it was fixed.  See Brad Spengler's recent thread, which included
this text:

To illustrate the point, in the 2.6.25.10 kernel, the following fix was 
included with the commit message of:
Roland McGrath (1):
     x86_64 ptrace: fix sys32_ptrace task_struct leak

The kernel was released with no mention of security vulnerabilities in 
the announcement, only "assorted bugfixes".

Put simply, it only took about an hour or so to develop a PoC for this 
exploitable vulnerability which affects 64bit x86_64 kernels since 
January.

Linus released 2.6.24 on Jan 24.  Do the math. ;)

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