A little guidance - TI Xenix

From: Sam Ismail <dastar_at_crl.com>
Date: Sat Jun 14 00:04:03 1997

On Fri, 13 Jun 1997, Brett wrote:

> Are there any archives of CERT Advisories on glaring holes I can
> worm my way into editing the passwd file or something? I realize
> I could run CRACK but since that isn't what I normally do for FUN
> I was hoping the mass intellegence and huge experience in this list
> might be able to help 8-)

Build a device that taps into the data bus. Make it so that you can set
a memory address using knobs and then the 16-bit value you want to store
in that address. Then put a "fire" button on it that sets that memory
address to the value. Then, find out where your uid is stored in the
kernal, use your device to set the value at that address to 0, press fire
and voila! You are root!

Computer Historian, Programmer, Musician, Philosopher, Athlete, Writer, Jackass
Received on Sat Jun 14 1997 - 00:04:03 BST

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