Thanks Brad and SELinux!
Thanks to the security of SELinux I now have my own shell. I owe alot of thanks to Linus Torvalds and his "pay-no-attention-to-the-man-behind-the-curtains" silent patch system as well as Brad Spengler for pointing out some valuable information about SELinux (see here). I almost lost my shell, but then sgrakkyu saved the day. BAM - remote root baby! Good thing SELinux gives admins a false sense of security, I should have this shell for awhile. If you want to use the same method, there's an archive of the exploit here.
Let me tell you an even more recent SELinux protected server - three closed backdoors and seven user accounts ago, I was stranded without the root access that I needed. I was craving some Red Lobster Cheddar Bay biscuits and 0day wine when I ran into Brad. He showed me how hard it is to upgrade my account to root when a server is using SELinux and running the latest kernel:
I'm sure I'll have plenty of adventures so please come back later for possible updates.
THIS IS MORE FUN THAN WHEN OPENBSD SHIPPED WITH A TROJAN!!!