Backtrack 5 R2 wicd Privilege Escalation Exploit and Patch
wicd suffers from a privilege escalation vulnerability where an exploit can be use to spawn a root shell. The wicd Privilege Escalation Exploitsource code and patch are included in this article. This wicd Privilege escalation exploit was discovered by a student in the InfoSec Institute Ethichal Hacking class, during a CTF exersise.
The “Wicd” or Wireless Interface Connection Daemon version found in the latest BackTrack linux penetration testing distribution, the BackTrack 5 R2, has a vulnerability where a privilege escalation exploit can be use to spawn a root shell.