Linux Kernel 2.2/2.4 Ptrace/Setuid Exec Vulnerability

ID EDB-ID:21124
Type exploitdb
Reporter Rafal Wojtczuk
Modified 2001-10-18T00:00:00


Linux Kernel 2.2/2.4 Ptrace/Setuid Exec Vulnerability. CVE-2001-1384. Local exploit for linux platform


Linux contains a vulnerability in it's exec() implementation that may allow for modification of setuid process memory via ptrace(). The vulnerability is due to the fact that it is possible for a traced process to exec() a setuid image if the tracing process is setuid.

Attackers can exploit this to elevate privileges.

Note: There are currently conflicting reports about the exploitability of this vulnerability.