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    Hey guys you don't have to do any research (and i've been googling for answers) but if any of you know off the top of your head about how can chroot() be misused (on purpose or by accident) and what are the consequences i would love it.


    its pretty interesting stuff. i know how its vulnerable but i don't know how the command itself can be misused
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    unless you are root it pretty hard to exploit. why exactly are you interested?

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    i'm taking a course at my college and we have a series of questions to answer about chroot(). i dont really need to know 'how' as a step by step thing but more of a general explanation
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    google explains how to break a chroot prison

    http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en...G=Search&meta=

    i would also look on bugtraq for chroot related exploits.

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