Vulnerabilities tagged "cool-exploit"

Exploiting null-dereferences in the Linux kernel

The last time we covered a "how to exploit a null-deref in the modern era" post we were...disappointed (and potentially attacked by North Korea but that's another story), this one is legit. Rather than focusing on the null-deref as the core memory corruption though, it abuses the handling of the null-dereference with a kernel oops and the side-effects of the oops to overflow a reference count.