suid_perl 5.001 vulnerability

Description:On systems that support saved set-user-IDs, perl isn't thorough enough in giving up its root priviledges.
Author:Jon Lewis ( wrote this basic exploit, though it has been modified. It is unclear who found the hole.
Compromise: root (local)
Vulnerable Systems:Systems that support saved set-user-IDs and set-group-IDs and have suid_perl 5.001 (and possibly below) installed. Many linux and *BSD boxes.
Date:June 1996

#!/usr/bin/suidperl -U

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