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Re: Windows Vista/7 lpksetup dll hijack
From: "ACROS Security Lists" <lists () acros si>
Date: Tue, 26 Oct 2010 00:02:57 +0200

Hi Thor, 

Thanks to Microsoft's "defense in depth," double-clicking an .exe from a remote share
pops up a security warning. In contrast, double-clicking a data file that opens a
vulnerable application (which downloads and executes a .dll from the same share)
doesn't trigger such security warning. You might argue that users don't care about
such warnings and you might be right.

On the upside (or downside, depending on one's role in this game), our researchers
have already found an attack vector for binary planting (a superset of dll hijacking)
that works entirely through a web browser and only requires two single clicks
anywhere on the page - which is what we all do when we browse web pages. So if luring
a user to a remote share and hoping he would double-click a file seems unrealistic,
this might change your mind. And it's important that security leaders - like yourself
- understand this so that the followers won't be lured into a false sense of security
by considering remote attacks merely hypothetical. I'm afraid every single instance
of this bug we've seen so far is remotely exploitable in a practical enough way that
even the highly-aware and cautious people like the members of this list can easily be


Mitja Kolsek

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If you are considering this "Remote Code Execution" then why 
not just have the victim run an .exe from the "complete 
anonymous share" you've managed to get people connected to 
and save all the trouble?   This would still run as the user 
context, and if the hijacked DLL tried to do something a 
normal user couldn't do then it too would be blocked or fail anyway.  




From: full-disclosure-bounces () lists grok org uk 
[mailto:full-disclosure-bounces () lists grok org uk] On Behalf 
Of Tyler Borland
Sent: Monday, October 25, 2010 1:55 PM
To: Full-Disclosure mailing list
Cc: bugtraq () securityfocus com
Subject: [Full-disclosure] Windows Vista/7 lpksetup dll hijack


Exploit:       Windows Vista/7 lpksetup.exe (oci.dll) DLL 
Hijacking Vulnerability
Extension:  .mlc
Author:       Tyler Borland (tborland1 () gmail com)
Date:          10/20/2010
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:  http://www.binaryplanting.com/attackVectors.htm 

#include <windows.h>
int main()
  WinExec("calc", SW_NORMAL);  // the typical non-lethal PoC
  return 0;
LPVOID lpvReserved) {
  return 0;

/* ~/.wine/drive_c/MinGW/bin/wine gcc.exe lpksetup.c -o oci.dll */

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