Bug 23621 - SUID exploit gives root access
SUID exploit gives root access
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: perl (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Crutcher Dunnavant
David Lawrence
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Depends On: 15641
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Reported: 2001-01-08 18:20 EST by flitcraft33
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:30 EDT (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2001-01-10 11:03:04 EST
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perl script that exploits suidperl or any suid file for that matter, ugh (4.51 KB, text/plain)
2001-01-08 18:34 EST, flitcraft33
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Description flitcraft33 2001-01-08 18:20:59 EST
An attack that runs a script that will give root access if the hacker 
knows any binary that is SUID. I have the scripts, the source and the 
email addresses of the guys from Brazil who cooked this one up. 

My first experience with Brazilian PERL and I hope my last. My system was 
totally compromised by this as it grants root access.

I tried to do the Bugzilla search and I hope I did it right. This exploit 
was done on the standard 6.1 install.

Dan Sichel
Comment 1 flitcraft33 2001-01-08 18:34:19 EST
Created attachment 7264 [details]
perl script that exploits suidperl or any suid file for that matter, ugh
Comment 2 Andrew Bartlett 2001-01-10 03:37:41 EST
See bug 15630, and the RedHat advirory at
Comment 3 flitcraft33 2001-01-10 11:02:59 EST
Note that script claims to work on ANY suid file, not just PERL. I have not 
tested this in any way shape or form however.
Comment 4 Pekka Savola 2001-01-10 13:36:31 EST
No, this is a standard exploit I have seen long since.  Nothing to do with Brazilian guys
except that they used your suidperl and passwd to get local root.

It cannot be used if your suidperl isn't setuid root, or has been updated, as per errata.

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