Kernel Exploits

What is a kernel

How to privesc via kernel exploit


  • uname -a or cat /etc/lsb-release

  • We can then google the version we get and see if anything comes out

  • We can also use Linux exploit suggester and investigate the results

Dirty Cow

  • We can use this exploit

  • gcc -pthread cow.c -o cow -lcrypt

  • passwd should let us be root

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