Waves Audio Service Privilege Escalation

2016-10-07T00:00:00
ID PACKETSTORM:139023
Type packetstorm
Reporter Ross Marks
Modified 2016-10-07T00:00:00

Description

                                        
                                            `Waves Audio Service: http://www.maxx.com  
By Ross Marks: http://www.rossmarks.co.uk  
Exploit-db: https://www.exploit-db.com/author/?a=8724  
Category: Local  
Tested on: Windows 10 x86/x64  
  
1) Unquoted Service Path Privilege Escalation   
  
Max audio drivers (dell default ones) installs as a service with an unquoted service path running with SYSTEM privileges.  
This could potentially allow an authorized but non-privileged localuser to execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges on the system.  
  
A successful attempt would require the local attacker must insert an executable file in the path of the service.  
Upon service restart or system reboot, the malicious code will be run with elevated privileges.  
  
PoC:  
  
C:\WINDOWS\system32>sc qc WavesSysSvc  
[SC] QueryServiceConfig SUCCESS  
  
SERVICE_NAME: WavesSysSvc  
TYPE : 10 WIN32_OWN_PROCESS  
START_TYPE : 2 AUTO_START  
ERROR_CONTROL : 1 NORMAL  
BINARY_PATH_NAME : C:\Program Files\Waves\MaxxAudio\WavesSysSvc64.exe  
LOAD_ORDER_GROUP :  
TAG : 0  
DISPLAY_NAME : Waves Audio Services  
DEPENDENCIES :  
SERVICE_START_NAME : LocalSystem  
  
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