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SubjectRe: Is there something that can be done against this ???
On Mon, Aug 13, 2001 at 09:56:37PM +0300, Mircea Ciocan wrote:
> The attached piece of script kiddie shit is the first one that worked
> flawlessly on my Mandrake box :((( ( kernel 2.4.7ac2, glibc-2.2.3 ),
> instant root access !!!.
> I was stunned, and it seem that is the beginning of a Linux Code Red
> lookalike worm :(((( using that exploit, probably this is not the most
> apropriate place to send this, but I'm not subscribed to the glibc
> mailing list and I just hope that some glibc hackers are on linux kernel
> list also and they see that and do something before we join the ranks of
> M$.

Wow, someone tried to pass off this as an exploit? Looks very much like
Debian's fakeroot package, used to give a false root lookalike shell
(helps when building things as normal user, when they need to think they
are root).

Nice, but not an exploit. Just a cheap old trick.

/ Ben Collins -- ...on that fantastic voyage... -- Debian GNU/Linux \
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