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Apple OS X Rootpipe Privilege Escalation

This module exploits a hidden backdoor API in Apple's Admin framework on Mac OS X to escalate privileges to root, dubbed "Rootpipe." This module was tested on Yosemite 10.10.2 and should work on previous versions. The patch for this issue was not backported to older releases. Note: you must run this exploit as an admin user to escalate to root.

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Module Name

exploit/osx/local/rootpipe

Authors

  • Emil Kvarnhammar
  • joev <joev [at] metasploit.com>
  • wvu <wvu [at] metasploit.com>

References

Targets

  • Mac OS X 10.9-10.10.2

Platforms

  • osx

Architectures

  • 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/osx/local/rootpipe msf exploit(rootpipe) > show targets ...targets... msf exploit(rootpipe) > set TARGET <target-id> msf exploit(rootpipe) > show options ...show and set options... msf exploit(rootpipe) > exploit

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