FreeBSD Kernel Protosw Privilege Escalation Exploit

The FreeBSD kernel provides support for a variety of different types of communications sockets, including IPv4, IPv6, ISDN, ATM, routing protocol, link-layer, netgraph(4), and bluetooth sockets. Some function pointers for netgraph and bluetooth sockets are not properly initialized. This can be exploited to e.g. read or write to arbitrary kernel memory via a specially crafted "socket()" system call, and allows an unprivileged process to elevate privileges to root or escape a FreeBSD jail.
Exploit type: 
Platform: 
Vulnerabilty ID: 
CVE-2008-5736
Product Version: 
8.0
Released Date: 
Monday, April 6, 2009 - 00:00