Wicked exploit found in Linux WiFi


A zero day exploit has been discovered in popular wireless Linux manager WICD that allows an attacker to spawn a root shell on a target machine.

The privileged escalation exploit affects the latest versions of WICD (pronounced wicked) and was successfully tested on a handful of Linux distributions including the latest release of the penetration testing operating system BackTrack. It was not yet tested for remote exploitation vectors.

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