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CVE-2012-0056 Linux privilege escalation [Video Demonstration]
I hope this should be fixed soon and before Porteus 2.0TheHackerNews wrote:The Linux kernel is prone to a local privilege-escalation vulnerability.Attackers can exploit this issue to gain escalated privileges and execute arbitrary code with kernel-level privileges. Successfully exploiting this issue will result in the complete compromise of affected computers. Linux kernel 2.6.39 and later versions are affected.
The mem_write function in Linux kernel 2.6.39 and other versions, when ASLR is disabled, does not properly check permissions when writing to /proc/<pid>/mem, which allows local users to gain privileges by modifying process memory, as demonstrated by Mempodipper