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A Bug Hunter's Diary by Tobias Klein

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Chapter 3. Escape from the WWW Zone

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Thursday, August 23, 2007

Dear Diary,

I’ve always been a big fan of vulnerabilities in operating system kernels because they’re usually quite interesting, very powerful, and tricky to exploit. I recently combed through several operating system kernels in search of bugs. One of the kernels that I searched through was the kernel of Sun Solaris. And guess what? I was successful.

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On January 27, 2010, Sun was acquired by Oracle Corporation. Oracle now generally refers to Solaris as “Oracle Solaris.”

3.1 Vulnerability Discovery

Since the launch of OpenSolaris in June 2005, Sun has made most of its Solaris 10 operating ...

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