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Sambal root exploit found
  • From: Christian Boxhammer <box@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 16 May 2003 14:59:31 +0200
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Hello list,

I have found a root exploit on our Linux Server (SuSE 7.2). The machine ist
running samba-2.2.0a-51. This root exploit is named sambal. It creates a new
user named postgres with HOME=/var/lib/pgsql/.
It can attack Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD and OpenBSD machines. The source Code of
this exploit can be found on

My Problems:
How dangerous is this?
How can I detect, what the hacker does with our system? (HISTFILE unset by
Does anyone know anything about sambal?


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