Asus Eee Vulnerable To Root Hacks

Posted: Feb 11 2008, 10:37am CST | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 6:09am CDT, in News | Notebooks and PCs


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Certainly one of the most popular UMPC’s is the Asus Eee PC that has generated much interest due to its compact form factor and low price. Most of the Eee systems in the wild are running open source Linux operating system.

Reports are surfacing that the Eee PC may be open to root hacks that stem from an old version of the Samba daemon for Windows file and print sharing. One of the critical errors in the daemon is that it permits access to the root account.

RISE experts were able to gain access to the root over a network using the Metasploit penetration testing framework. According to Heise-Online the hole was patched almost a year ago leaving Asus with little excuse for flawed software.

Via Heise-Online

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