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Digital Armaments Security Pre-Advisory 11.01.2007: Grsecurity Kernel PaX - Local root vulnerability
Jan 11 2007 09:10PM
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Digital Armaments pre-advisory is 01.10.2007
Digital Armaments realease pre-advisory of vulnerabilties and exploit avaiable only to Platinum Subscriptors.
The full-advisory will might be released to the public after 6 months.
grsecurity is an innovative approach to security utilizing a multi-layered detection, prevention, and containment model. It is licensed under the GPL.
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II. Problem Description
A vulnerability exist in expand_stack() of grsecurity patch. This vulnerability is exploitable only locally.
III. Impact analysis
Successful exploitation allow an attacker to obtain local root privileges. The impact is high, due to grsecurity should prevent any form of code execution and privilege escalation. A working exploit is available.
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