chapter 6, installing kernel headers

Gerard Beekmans gerard at
Fri Jan 17 08:49:09 PST 2003

On January 17, 2003 04:29 am, Richard Lightman wrote:
> Better still, do not ever extract tar archives as root:
> [root at urusai root]# echo -e '#! /bin/bash\necho Not trojanned' >/bin/trojan
> [root at urusai root]# chmod 755 /bin/trojan
> [root at urusai root]# trojan
> Not trojanned
> [root at urusai root]# tar -t </var/tmp/crack.tar
> crack/
> crack/bin
> crack/bin/trojan
> [root at urusai root]# tar -x </var/tmp/crack.tar
> [root at urusai root]# trojan
> #! /bin/cat
> This is the trojanned version
> [root at urusai root]#

So ./crack/bin is in your $PATH then?

Gerard Beekmans

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