SolarWinds Kiwi CatTools 3.11.0 - Unquoted Service Path Privilege Escalation









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Document Title:
SolarWinds Kiwi CatTools Unquoted Service Path Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

Halil Dalabasmaz

Release Date:
29 SEP 2016

Product & Service Introduction:
Kiwi CatTools saves you time by automating common network configuration
tasks including the ability to automatically change and backup network
device configurations. Kiwi CatTools is a software application used by
network administrators to automate many of the tasks they
perform on a daily basis. This is the no longer available freeware version.

Kiwi CatTools automates configuration backups and management on routers,
switches and firewalls. It provides e-mail notification and compare reports
highlighting config changes. Supports Telnet, SSH, TFTP and SNMP. Kiwi CatTools
is designed by network engineers, for network engineers. We understand the tasks
you need to perform and how you work. CatTools is here to make your life easier.
It does this by scheduling batch jobs,automating changes, and reporting on the
things that matter to you as a network administrator.
Vendor Homepage:
Vulnerability Information:
The application can be install on Windows system as a service by default service
installation selected. The application a 32-bit application and the default
installation path is "C:\Program Files (x86)" on Windows systems. This could
potentially allow an authorized but non-privileged local user to execute arbitrary
code with elevated privileges on the system. The application work on "Local System"
privileges. A successful attempt would require the local user to be able to insert
their code in the system root path undetected by the OS or other security applications
where it could potentially be executed during application startup or reboot.

C:\Windows\system32>sc qc CatTools
[SC] QueryServiceConfig SUCCESS

        TYPE               : 10  WIN32_OWN_PROCESS
        START_TYPE         : 2   AUTO_START
        ERROR_CONTROL      : 1   NORMAL
        BINARY_PATH_NAME   : C:\Program Files (x86)\CatTools3\CatTools_Service.exe
        LOAD_ORDER_GROUP   :
        TAG                : 0
        DISPLAY_NAME       : CatTools
        DEPENDENCIES       :
        SERVICE_START_NAME : LocalSystem

Vulnerability Disclosure Timeline:
13 AUG 2016 -   Contact With Vendor
15 AUG 2016 -   Vendor Response
15 SEP 2016 -   No Response From Vendor
19 SEP 2016 -   Public Disclosure
Discovery Status:
Affected Product(s):
SolarWinds Kiwi CatTools 3.11.0 
Tested On:
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit SP1 (EN)
Disclaimer & Information:
The information provided in this advisory is provided as it is without 
any warranty. BGA disclaims all  warranties, either expressed or implied,
including the warranties of merchantability and capability for a particular
purpose. BGA or its suppliers are not liable in any case of damage, including
direct, indirect, incidental, consequential loss of business profits or
special damages.

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