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From: dufresne at (Ron DuFresne)
Subject: Attacks based on predictable process IDs??

local user race condition sploits, a local user links to a critical file
for the system, admin runs the app with the predictable process ID's
issue, and the linked file causes overwirtes of critical files with trash.


Ron DuFresne

On Wed, 26 Nov 2003, Brett Hutley wrote:

> Folks, does anyone know why predictable process IDs are considered harmful?
> I can see that there could be the possibility of a compromise if your
> cryptographic PRNGs are seeded using a process ID.
> Does anyone know of any other types of attacks?
> Cheers, Brett
> --
> Brett Hutley [MAppFin,CISSP,SANS GCIH]
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