[Bug 190587] Re: Local root exploit in kernel 2.6.17 - 2.6.24 (vmsplice)

William Pitcock nenolod at nenolod.net
Mon Feb 11 07:27:11 UTC 2008


This doesn't work, because it still creates a DoS condition when it
alters your memory map.

On Mon, 2008-02-11 at 07:08 +0000, slasher-fun wrote:
> Temporary fix :
> * Download http://www.ping.uio.no/~mortehu/disable-vmsplice-if-exploitable.c
> * Compile it using gcc (so "gcc disable-vmsplice-if-exploitable.c -o rm_exploit") as normal user
> * Run it as normal user
> --> You are now protected until the next reboot of the system

Local root exploit in kernel 2.6.17 - 2.6.24 (vmsplice)
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