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Get root on an OS X 10.10 Mac: The exploit is so trivial it fits in a tweet

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Re: You Eretic!

How? We don't let the dynamic linker open arbitrary files for writing using the current processes' permissions because the current processes' permissions might be system-wide.

This looks like a thing that Apple thought was cool in-house, someone had a brainwave and said "wouldn't this be cool for our developers", and it got included.

It wouldn't have got into any of the proper BSDs, I tell you that much.

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