Root access on Linux systems - make sure you are patched...

Lots of geekery in this post but it describes a bug introduced about seven years ago in "polkit". Things like interrupting that process 8 milliseconds after starting it can help you get root access on MANY Linux distributions (list provided).

It has a list of SOME vulnerable distributions - what I don't see is the list where it is fixed.

@mhjohnson lmfao thank god i didnt install that polkit trash on my systems in the first place
>polkit asks dbus-daemon for the UID of the requesting process multiple times, on different codepaths.

holy shit
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