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Linux udev Netlink Local Privilege Escalation

Versions of udev < 1.4.1 do not verify that netlink messages are coming from the kernel. This allows local users to gain privileges by sending netlink messages from userland.

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Module Name

exploit/linux/local/udev_netlink

Authors

  • kcope
  • Jon Oberheide
  • egypt <egypt [at] metasploit.com>

References

Targets

  • Linux x86
  • Linux x64

Platforms

  • linux

Architectures

  • x86
  • x64
  • x86
  • x64

Reliability

Development

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/linux/local/udev_netlink msf exploit(udev_netlink) > show targets ...targets... msf exploit(udev_netlink) > set TARGET <target-id> msf exploit(udev_netlink) > show options ...show and set options... msf exploit(udev_netlink) > exploit

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