Filemaker Pro 13.03 / Advanced 12.04 - Authentication Bypass / Privilege Escalation







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Filemaker Login Bypass and Privilege Escalation


Title:    		Filemaker Login Bypass and Privilege Escalation
Discovery date: 	19/10/2014
Release date:   	19/10/2014
Vendor Homepage:
Version:		Filemaker Pro 13.0v3 - FileMaker Pro Advanced 12.0v4
Credits:        	Giuseppe D'Amore (

Class:           	Authentication Bypass and Privilege Escalation
Category:		Desktop Application
Severity:		High
CVSS v2 Vector:         7.2 AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C			


This security vulnerability affects:

	* FileMaker Pro 13.0v3 - FileMaker Pro Advanced 12.0v4


There is a obvious vulnerability of FileMaker that allow access to the local FM-based database file:
On DBEngine dll, there is a function called MatchPasswordData:

	5BB8D53A   C68424 74020000 >MOV BYTE PTR SS:[ESP+274],0
	5BB8D542   FF15 D437D25B    CALL DWORD PTR DS:[<&Support.??1PasswordHash@Draco@@QAE@XZ>]  <-- Compute the password's hash.
	5BB8D548   8B8C24 6C020000  MOV ECX,DWORD PTR SS:[ESP+26C]
	5BB8D54F   5F               POP EDI
	5BB8D550   5E               POP ESI
	5BB8D551   8AC3             MOV AL,BL			<-- if AL is 0 then you are not authenticated else if AL is 1 you are authenticated,
 								    so simply by changing a single bit you are able to bypass the login,
								    also if your username is Admin, you can obtain a privilege escalation and full permissions on DB.
	5BB8D553   64:890D 00000000 MOV DWORD PTR FS:[0],ECX
	5BB8D55A   5B               POP EBX
	5BB8D55B   8BE5             MOV ESP,EBP
	5BB8D55D   5D               POP EBP
	5BB8D55E   C2 0400          RETN 4

it doesn't matter if your desktop or mobile application is developed in a "secure manner", your confidential data on the database can be accessed.


    * 19/10/2014 - Public disclosure and simultaneously initial vendor contact.

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