Monday, September 14, 2015

Get Root Access on OS X Mavericks and Yosemite [feedly]



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Get Root Access on OS X Mavericks and Yosemite
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Hello all! In this tutorial, I'd like to show you one way of getting root on OS X. Check out this GitHub page for a recent privilege escalation exploit that was recently discovered. I've tested it and it works on both OS X 10.9 Mavericks and OS X 10.10 Yosemite, but appears to have been patched with OS X 10.11 El Capitan. If you check out the file main.m you can see where most of the magic is happening. This source code can very easily be changed to make it do more than just the system("/bin/sh") that the current code executes. Given that this is a local privilege escalation exploit, we might... more


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