|LateNightHacking Projects 2001||Auth|
2001-10-15 : A kill command worthy of root! You can now smite any process you wish and crash your computer whenever you want. Access Denied my butt!
I wrote this on a whim using what I learned from SaveConsole. By asserting debug privilege,
an administrator can kill processes to which he usually can't get access. Of course, usually
access is denied for a good reason. If you kill
csrss.exe your computer will just
crash. In fact that's why I created this. I gave it to a friend of mine who is a tester at
Microsoft to see if she could use it to confound her boss with why the machine kept crashing. :)
The name I chose is kind of poor. It sounds like I'm advocating killing gods, but I actually meant that this is kind of kill command a god would use. I thought about "smite" because it sounds like a very god-like thing to do, but the dictionary says it just means "to hit". We're doing a heck of a lot more than just hitting! Oh well.
GodKill <pid> <pid> - smite process <pid> (hex ok)
You can get the source via anonymous CVS at
cvs -d :pserver:firstname.lastname@example.org:/code-cvsroot co 2001/godkill
|Louis K. Thomas <loui sth@hotm ail.co m>||Auth||2002-07-14 (5462 days ago)|