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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Re: Local root exploit with kmod and modutils > 2.1.121
On Thu, 16 Nov 2000 22:21:52 +0100, 
Xavier Bestel <> wrote:
>as modprobe (insmod) args parsing seems POSIX compliant, we should put a
>"--" before
>what should be interpreted only as a textual argument, not as an option.
>This is a lot safer: whatever is passed, modprobe will take it as a module

That only solves one of the two exploit methods. modutils 2.3.20
solves both without any kernel changes, mainly so it fixes the problem
on all kernels, including 2.2.

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