Lenovo ThinkPad - System Management Mode Arbitrary Code Execution

Type exploitpack
Reporter Cr4sh
Modified 2016-06-29T00:00:00


Lenovo ThinkPad - System Management Mode Arbitrary Code Execution

                                            Source: https://github.com/Cr4sh/ThinkPwn

 Lenovo ThinkPad System Management Mode arbitrary code execution exploit


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This code exploits 0day privileges escalation vulnerability (or backdoor?) in SystemSmmRuntimeRt UEFI driver (GUID is 7C79AC8C-5E6C-4E3D-BA6F-C260EE7C172E) of Lenovo firmware. Vulnerability is present in all of the ThinkPad series laptops, the oldest one that I have checked is X220 and the neweset one is T450s (with latest firmware versions available at this moment). Running of arbitrary System Management Mode code allows attacker to disable flash write protection and infect platform firmware, disable Secure Boot, bypass Virtual Secure Mode (Credential Guard, etc.) on Windows 10 Enterprise and do others evil things.

Proof of Concept: