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adam at infosecinstitute

Apr 11, 2012, 7:47 AM

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Backtrack 5 R2 priv escalation 0day found in CTF exercise

wicd Privilege Escalation 0Day
Tested against Backtrack 5, 5 R2, Arch distributions

Spawns a root shell. Has not been tested for potential remote exploitation
vectors.

Discovered by a student that wishes to remain anonymous in the course CTF.
This 0day exploit for Backtrack 5 R2 was discovered by a student in the
InfoSec Institute Ethical Hacking class, during an evening CTF exercise. The
student wishes to remain anonymous, he has contributed a python version of
the 0day, a patch that can be applied to wicd, as well as a writeup
detailing the discovery and exploitation process. You can find a python
version of the exploit and full write up with patch here:
http://www.infosecinstitute.com/courses/ethical_hacking_training.html





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advisories at intern0t

Apr 12, 2012, 1:40 PM

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Re: Backtrack 5 R2 priv escalation 0day found in CTF exercise [In reply to]

And now for some truth / enlightenment:
http://www.backtrack-linux.org/backtrack/backtrack-0day-privilege-escalation/
http://www.backtrack-linux.org/forums/showthread.php?t=49411
http://www.secmaniac.com/blog/


On Wed, 11 Apr 2012 09:47:39 -0500, "Adam Behnke"
<adam [at] infosecinstitute> wrote:
> wicd Privilege Escalation 0Day
> Tested against Backtrack 5, 5 R2, Arch distributions
>
> Spawns a root shell. Has not been tested for potential remote
exploitation
> vectors.
>
> Discovered by a student that wishes to remain anonymous in the course
CTF.
> This 0day exploit for Backtrack 5 R2 was discovered by a student in the
> InfoSec Institute Ethical Hacking class, during an evening CTF exercise.
> The
> student wishes to remain anonymous, he has contributed a python version
of
> the 0day, a patch that can be applied to wicd, as well as a writeup
> detailing the discovery and exploitation process. You can find a python
> version of the exploit and full write up with patch here:
> http://www.infosecinstitute.com/courses/ethical_hacking_training.html
>
>
>
>
>
> _______________________________________________
> Full-Disclosure - We believe in it.
> Charter: http://lists.grok.org.uk/full-disclosure-charter.html
> Hosted and sponsored by Secunia - http://secunia.com/

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urlancomp at gmail

Apr 12, 2012, 1:48 PM

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Re: Backtrack 5 R2 priv escalation 0day found in CTF exercise [In reply to]

They can now install wicd on a Linux machine and then say "Linux priv
escalation 0day found in CTF exercise". hehehe

2012/4/12 InterN0T Advisories <advisories [at] intern0t>

> And now for some truth / enlightenment:
>
> http://www.backtrack-linux.org/backtrack/backtrack-0day-privilege-escalation/
> http://www.backtrack-linux.org/forums/showthread.php?t=49411
> http://www.secmaniac.com/blog/
>
>
> On Wed, 11 Apr 2012 09:47:39 -0500, "Adam Behnke"
> <adam [at] infosecinstitute> wrote:
> > wicd Privilege Escalation 0Day
> > Tested against Backtrack 5, 5 R2, Arch distributions
> >
> > Spawns a root shell. Has not been tested for potential remote
> exploitation
> > vectors.
> >
> > Discovered by a student that wishes to remain anonymous in the course
> CTF.
> > This 0day exploit for Backtrack 5 R2 was discovered by a student in the
> > InfoSec Institute Ethical Hacking class, during an evening CTF exercise.
> > The
> > student wishes to remain anonymous, he has contributed a python version
> of
> > the 0day, a patch that can be applied to wicd, as well as a writeup
> > detailing the discovery and exploitation process. You can find a python
> > version of the exploit and full write up with patch here:
> > http://www.infosecinstitute.com/courses/ethical_hacking_training.html
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > _______________________________________________
> > Full-Disclosure - We believe in it.
> > Charter: http://lists.grok.org.uk/full-disclosure-charter.html
> > Hosted and sponsored by Secunia - http://secunia.com/
>
> _______________________________________________
> Full-Disclosure - We believe in it.
> Charter: http://lists.grok.org.uk/full-disclosure-charter.html
> Hosted and sponsored by Secunia - http://secunia.com/

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