Re: PROBLEM: old exploit works!!!

From: Richard B. Johnson (
Date: Tue Oct 09 2001 - 15:16:54 EST

Erm. Doesn't work. Just creates a non-root shell with a bad
environment. It says "Bug exploited successfully", but it's
simply confused.

Script started on Tue Oct 9 16:07:45 2001
$ whoami
$ gcc -o xxx c.c
$ ./xxx
Bug exploited successfully.
bash$ vi /etc/passwd
This termcap entry lacks the :cm=: capability
This termcap entry lacks the :ce=: capability
"/etc/passwd" [READONLY] 32 lines, 1594 chars
root:Deleted:0:0:System Administration:/root:/bin/bash
Can't write to "/etc/passwd" -- NOT WRITTEN
bash$ exit
$ exit

Script done on Tue Oct 9 16:08:54 2001
On Tue, 9 Oct 2001, Kitwor wrote:

> Old exploit which works on kernels up to 2.2.18 (itr doesn't work on 2.2.19)
> works on 2.4.9!!
> I attach that exploit.

Dick Johnson

Penguin : Linux version 2.4.1 on an i686 machine (799.53 BogoMips).

    I was going to compile a list of innovations that could be
    attributed to Microsoft. Once I realized that Ctrl-Alt-Del
    was handled in the BIOS, I found that there aren't any.

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