This module attempts to gain root privileges by blindly injecting into the session user's running shell processes and executing commands by calling `system()`, in the hope that the process has valid cached sudo tokens with root privileges. The system must have gdb installed and permit ptrace. This module has been tested successfully on: Debian 9.8 (x64); and CentOS 7.4.1708 (x64).
x86, x64, armle, aarch64, ppc, mipsle, mipsbe
To display the available options, load the module within the Metasploit console and run the commands 'show options' or 'show advanced':
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