1. soulskeeper

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    in the hackers video on 37:27 he mentioned this line:
    "for similar userland privilege escalation attack look up rohax"

    what was he talking about?
     
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    Getting kernel from userland. Kinda like the "run as admin" or "sudo", just not intended.
     
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    So explained simply, most exploits, for example webkit exploits, typically only have userland access, meaning they can't control some functions because the system locks you out. So a userland privilege escalation attack is basically an exploit which allows a userland app to exploit some hole in the system to gain access to functions which the system does not normally allow.
     
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    got it Thanks :)
     
  5. Kafke

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    ROHax is a privilege escalation attack, which allows you to use more privileged functions than typically allowed. Smea used it as a part of Ninjhax for FW below 9.2. http://smealum.net/?p=517

    Edit: SNSHax does something similar but gives privileged access to the downgrade functions instead of whatever he used ROHax for in Ninjhax.
     
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