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    SubjectRe: scsi-destroyer.c to come...
    On Sat, 22 Jul 2000, David Luyer wrote:

    > Stephen wrote:
    > > Oh, and by the way, my /bin/bash isn't suid root. Feel free to buffer
    > > overflow and exploit it all you like. You shouldn't be able to get root access
    > > from it. If you can, Linux is broken and should be fixed.
    >
    > Stephen, Andre is actually referring to a valid class of exploits there (there
    > are valid exploits to /bin/bash).

    To gain root access?

    > An old example was putting shellcode in a long pathname, creating a symlink to it
    > and tricking root to cd into it. But that's not the specific style he's
    > referring to obviously - that style usually lets you trigger off a shell script
    > and through that achieve the creation of a SUID root shell.

    Such things likely would fall under 'stupid admin' issues.

    > I'm just not sure exactly what he means by "shellstack memory push". Certainly not
    > a term I recall coming across, and in fact reputable security references and
    > search engines return no match.

    Hopefully at some point we'll actually get some useful information.

    Stephen


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