Re: [Full-disclosure] Linux kernel exploit Dec 13 2010 09:08PM
dan j rosenberg gmail com
Please don't inundate me with e-mail because none of you bothered to read the exploit header.

The exploit so far has a 100% success rate on the systems it was designed to work on.

I don't think this is rocket science. If your distribution does not compile Econet, then the exploit obviously won't be able to open an Econet socket. This includes Arch Linux, Gentoo, Fedora, Red Hat, CentOS, Slackware, and more. This doesn't mean you're not vulnerable, it just means this particular exploit won't work.

If your distro doesn't export the relevant symbols (Debian), ditto above.

If your distro has patched the Econet vulnerabilities I used to trigger this (Ubuntu), ditto above.

This was done on purpose, to avoid giving a weaponized exploit to people who shouldn't have one.


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Subject: Re: [Full-disclosure] Linux kernel exploit


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