QNX phrelay/phindows/phditto - Multiple Vulnerabilities

EDB-ID:

18864

CVE:





Platform:

Windows

Date:

2012-05-11


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                             Luigi Auriemma

Application:  QNX phrelay/phindows/phditto
              http://www.qnx.com
              http://www.qnx.com/developers/docs/6.5.0/topic/com.qnx.doc.phindows/topic/coverpage.html
              http://www.qnx.com/developers/docs/6.4.1/neutrino/utilities/p/phrelay.html
Versions:     current
Platforms:    QNX Neutrino RTOS and Windows
Bugs:         A] bpe_decompress stack overflow
              B] Photon Session buffer overflow
Exploitation: remote
              A] versus client and maybe server
              B] versus server
Date:         10 May 2012
Author:       Luigi Auriemma
              e-mail: aluigi@autistici.org
              web:    aluigi.org


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1) Introduction
2) Bugs
3) The Code
4) Fix


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1) Introduction
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phrelay and phindows/phditto are based on a private protocol that
allows to use the Photon graphical environment of the server (through
the phrelay inetd program) on another machine (phindows, phditto and
any other client).


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2) Bugs
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A] bpe_decompress stack overflow
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The BPE (byte pair encoding) compression uses two stack buffers of 256
bytes called "left" and "right".
The bpe_decompress function used in all the client/server programs of
this protocol is affected by a stack based buffer-overflow caused by
the lack of checks on the data sequentially stored in these two
buffers.


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B] Photon Session buffer overflow
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Buffer-overflow affecting phrelay in the handling of the device file
specified by the client as existing Photon session.


Note: considering that phrelay is not enabled by default and allows to
connect without authentication directly to /dev/photon (the screen
visible phisically on the machine) and phindows/phditto must be
manually pointed to the malicious host for exploiting bug A, this
advisory must be considered only a case study and nothing more.


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3) The Code
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http://aluigi.org/testz/udpsz.zip
https://github.com/offensive-security/exploitdb-bin-sploits/raw/master/bin-sploits/18864.zip


A]
at the moment I don't know how to call bpe_decompress on phrelay but I
have verified that the bpe_decompress function is vulnerable at 100%.
the following test works only on phindows/phditto (the proof-of-concept
acts as a server):

  udpsz -C "a5 00 00 01 0000 ffff" -b A -l 0 -T -1 0 4868 1+7+0xffff

B]
  udpsz -C "a5 10 00 00 0000 ffff   1400000008040100000000008002e0010000000000000000000000000000" -b A -T SERVER 4868 1+7+0xffff


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4) Fix
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No fix.


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