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Source: palante - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The system had the same account and password as last year. There was a trivial vulnerable program in the home directory, resulting in a root shell. The kernel had been modified to include a form of access control called DTE which . . . The system had the same account and password as last year. There was a trivial vulnerable program in the home directory, resulting in a root shell. The kernel had been modified to include a form of access control called DTE which is essentially a double labelling system. That root shell would not allow the flag to be planted but gave access to this year's "frustration machine" puzzle: an AF_UNIX socket to sshd, which was running in another compartment which allowed the flag to be planted. Gory details and pictures at http://www.subterrain.net/~palante/defcon8.html. Palante's server now voted best server for three years in CTF. Palante is on the program to speak at toorcon.

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