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This two-year-old X.org give-me-root hole is so trivial to exploit, you can fit it in a single tweet • The Register

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/11/02

If you run X.org, then patch now because of [WayBack] This two-year-old X.org give-me-root hole is so trivial to exploit, you can fit it in a single tweet • The Register

Overwrite arbitrary files? Load arbitrary code? As setuid root? Sure, why not!

This one got introduced in 2016, which is a lot more recent than an issue discovered in 2014 that was “ancient”: [WayBack] ‘Critical’ security bugs dating back to 1987 found in X Window • The Register:

27-year-old flaw and others slain in open-source patch batch

Via eXploit X: Give Me Root” – Computerphile

–jeroen

 

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