Oh SNAP! Old-school '80s Unix hack to smack OSX, iOS, Red Hat?

    Date03 Jul 2014
    CategoryHacks/Cracks
    13552
    Posted ByDave Wreski
    Unix-based systems, as used worldwide by sysadmins and cloud providers alike, could be hijacked by hackers abusing a hard-coded vuln that allows them to inject arbitrary commands into shell scripts executed by high-privilege users. A class of vulnerabilities involving so-called wildcards allows a user to affect shell commands issued by other users through filename manipulation. If the other user is a privileged user, such as root, then the tactic could be used to run elevation of privilege-style attacks.
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