Sysax FTP Automation Server 5.33 - Local Privilege Escalation

ID EDB-ID:22465
Type exploitdb
Reporter Craig Freyman
Modified 2012-11-04T00:00:00


Sysax FTP Automation Server 5.33 - Local Privilege Escalation. Local exploit for windows platform

                                            #Title: Sysax FTP Automation Server Local Privilege Escalation
#Author: Craig Freyman (@cd1zz)
#OS Tested: XP SP3 32bit
#Version Tested: 5.33
#Date Discovered: October 1, 2012
#Vendor Contacted: October 21, 2012
#Vendor Response: November 1, 2012

Sysax FTP Automation <= 5.33 has a privilege escalation vulnerability. This can be exploited
by leveraging the Scheduled Script -> Scheduled Task functionality. The scheduled task 
function allows you to run any external program/execuable you want, without specifying 
credentials. By default, this product installs under the LOCALSYSTEM service so when the 
binary is executed, it runs under that context. 

Sysax fixed this problem in version 5.34.