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Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2012 09:47:39 -0500
From: "Adam Behnke" <>
To: <>
Subject: Backtrack 5 R2 priv escalation 0day found in CTF

wicd Privilege Escalation 0Day
Tested against Backtrack 5, 5 R2, Arch distributions
Spawns a root shell. Has not been tested for potential remote exploitation

Discovered by a student that wishes to remain anonymous in the course CTF.
This 0day exploit for Backtrack 5 R2 was discovered by a student in the
InfoSec Institute Ethical Hacking class, during an evening CTF exercise. The
student wishes to remain anonymous, he has contributed a python version of
the 0day, a patch that can be applied to wicd, as well as a writeup
detailing the discovery and exploitation process. You can find a python
version of the exploit and full write up with patch here:

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