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Viscosity setuid-set ViscosityHelper Privilege Escalation

Disclosed
08/12/2012
Created
05/30/2018

Description

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.

Author(s)

  • Jason A. Donenfeld
  • juan vazquez <juan.vazquez@metasploit.com>

Platform

OSX

Architectures

x86, x64

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/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

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