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Re: how an hacker can bypass a chrooted environement ?
From: "Justin Ferguson" <jnferguson () gmail com>
Date: Fri, 12 May 2006 15:37:02 -0700

The most typical is to create a directory, open a file handle and then
chroot into that directory, then chdir'ing to the other directory,
then ../../ up until root and then calling chroot again. Then suppose
you can mount /proc, then you can cd to /proc/1/cwd. Or perhaps,
depending on the vulnerable service using already existing file
descriptors to fchdir() to freedom, what about mknod? shared memory?
unix sockets? signals? kernel exploits? et cetera.

I hope you are starting to get the point that chroot is a severly
flawed concept. Yes many people try to limit what exists inside a
jail, but that doesn't prevent me from uploading my own code through
one method or another.

On 5/12/06, alan <alan () clueserver org> wrote:
On Fri, 12 May 2006, Norbert François wrote:

> Hi...
>
> I was wondering how an attacker can bypass a chrooted environement. A
> (common) technique consist in finding a vulnerable program (in the
> chrooted environnement) and injecting it a shellcode (i.e
> ../../../../../../../bin/bash for ex.)  by BoF.  But normally, in the
> chrooted environement, you volontarily add only necessary tools (like
> ls, cat, less...), and vulnerable softwares are uncommon...
>
> So... how do they this "exploit" of bypassing the chroot ?

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