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Viscosity setuid-set ViscosityHelper Privilege Escalation

This module exploits a vulnerability in Viscosity 1.4.1 on Mac OS X. The vulnerability exists in the setuid ViscosityHelper, where an insufficient validation of path names allows execution of arbitrary python code as root. This module has been tested successfully on Viscosity 1.4.1 over Mac OS X 10.7.5.

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Module Name

exploit/osx/local/setuid_viscosity

Authors

  • Jason A. Donenfeld
  • juan vazquez <juan.vazquez [at] metasploit.com>

References

Targets

  • Viscosity 1.4.1 / Mac OS X x86
  • Viscosity 1.4.1 / Mac OS X x64

Platforms

  • osx

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