[sf-lug] Fwd: [Gllug] Local Linux root exploit
asheesh at asheesh.org
Sun Feb 10 19:21:55 PST 2008
On Sun, 10 Feb 2008, Kristian Erik Hermansen wrote:
> Very bad :-(
Luckily there's a "hot patch" - you just patch out the vulnerable function
in memory. It's a lot of fun, and usually safe.
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=464953#14 reports that it
did hang someone's machine. It seems to have worked fine for my friend
who ran it on my server that's a few thousand miles from either of us....
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