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Android 'Towelroot' Futex Requeue Kernel Exploit

Disclosed
05/03/2014
Created
05/30/2018

Description

This module exploits a bug in futex_requeue in the Linux kernel, using similar techniques employed by the towelroot exploit. Any Android device with a kernel built before June 2014 is likely to be vulnerable.

Author(s)

  • Pinkie Pie
  • geohot
  • timwr

Platform

Android,Linux

Development

References

Module Options

To display the available options, load the module within the Metasploit console and run the commands 'show options' or 'show advanced':

msf > use exploit/android/local/futex_requeue
msf exploit(futex_requeue) > show targets
    ...targets...
msf exploit(futex_requeue) > set TARGET < target-id >
msf exploit(futex_requeue) > show options
    ...show and set options...
msf exploit(futex_requeue) > exploit

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