This is a PoC for PwnKit __*Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability*__
that was discovered by [Qualys Security Team](https://blog.qualys.com/vulnerabilities-threat-research/2022/01/25/pwnkit-local-privilege-escalation-vulnerability-discovered-in-polkits-pkexec-cve-2021-4034).
>The Qualys Research Team has discovered a memory corruption vulnerability in polkit’s pkexec, a SUID-root program that is installed by default on every major Linux distribution.
#### Proof Of Concept
*The following image is used to show the payload in action in a debian based operating system*
- Included in this repository are 2 versions of the exploit, one is self-contained and can work against every vulnerable linux machine and the other requires gcc installed on the vulnerable linux computer. The recommended is the self-contained exploit since its fast and does not require any dependencies. I have included both the exploits for learning purposes.