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From: Dan Rosenberg <dan.j.rosenberg () gmail com>
Date: Sun, 28 Mar 2010 12:27:10 -0400
I just finished a blog post detailing how the popular text editor,
nano, is unsafe to run as root to edit untrusted users' files, with
consequences including full privilege escalation:
This is not a disclosure of vulnerabilities per se; rather, it's just
a look at how some security assumptions may not hold when running
programs as root in a hostile environment, using nano as an example.
Nothing earth-shattering, just thought some of you might be
interested. Comments welcome.
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- Exploiting nano Dan Rosenberg (Mar 28)