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Windows Vista/7 lpksetup dll hijack
From: Tyler Borland <tborland1 () gmail com>
Date: Mon, 25 Oct 2010 16:55:16 -0400
Exploit: Windows Vista/7 lpksetup.exe (oci.dll) DLL Hijacking
Author: Tyler Borland (tborland1 () gmail com)
Tested on: Windows 7 Ultimate (Windows Vista Ultimate/Enterpries and
Windows 7 Enterprise should be vulnerable as well)
Effect: Remote Code Execution
lpksetup is the language pack installer that is included by default with
Windows Vista/7 Ultimate or Enterprise editions. By opening a .mlc file
through something like an open SMB or WebDav share, the oci.dll file will be
grabbed and ran in the context of the vulnerable application.
This is a LoadLibrary() load path bug. The load library search order is:
1. The directory from which the application loaded
2. 32-bit System directory (Windows\System32)
3. 16-bit System directory (Windows\System)
4. Windows directory (Windows)
5. Current working directory
6. Directories in the PATH environment variable
As OracleOciLib is not used on target system, oci.dll does not exist, so if
a full path is not supplied when calling the dll or the search path has not
been cleared before the call, we will hit our fifth search path and load the
library from the remote filesystem.
Interestingly enough, while lpksetup is blocked for execution by UAC under a
normal user, the injected library (payload) will still execute.
Exploiters make sure your system's security policy, secpol.msc, allows
complete anonymous share access for connecting users.
Outlook links seem to be the current exploit toyland, other vectors:
WinExec("calc", SW_NORMAL); // the typical non-lethal PoC
BOOL WINAPI DllMain(HINSTANCE hinstDLL,DWORD fdwReason, LPVOID lpvReserved)
/* ~/.wine/drive_c/MinGW/bin/wine gcc.exe lpksetup.c -o oci.dll */
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- Windows Vista/7 lpksetup dll hijack Tyler Borland (Oct 25)