Saturday, October 23, 2010

Linux kernel exploit And privilege escalation

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A flaw in Reliable Datagram Sockets protocol (RDS) implementation in the Linux kernel can be exploited to gain root access. The kernel exploit released by http://www.vsecurity.com

I used OpenSuse 11.3 with latest kernel to try this exploit on my local machine.

And compiled, executed the exploit.
 

Indeed, it works great. Below is snapshot of this exploit in running condition on my local machine. I used 'id' CLI on Linux to verify privilege escalation.


linux_exploit_rds




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