Type packetstorm
Reporter Jeff Peadro
Modified 2005-08-11T00:00:00


Privilege escalation in Nortel Contivity VPN Client V05_01.030  
The Contivity VPN Client is a Windows application that lets you define  
and store connection information for accessing your corporate network  
through a Contivity Secure IP Services Gateway. When the Contivity  
client is running as a service it is possible to manipulate the  
interface of the client and escalate privileges to that of the  
LocalSystem account.  
Vulnerable Versions:  
Nortel Contivity VPN Client V05_01.030  
The vendor was notified of the issue and an updated version has been released.  
1. With the Contivity client open click on Options and select  
Authentication Options.  
2. Select Digital Certificate Authentication Entrust and click OK.  
3. To the right of the certificate box click the button icon and select open.  
4. Change Files of type: to All Files, navigate to the system32  
directory and locate cmd.exe. Right click cmd.exe and choose Open.  
It should also be noted that this exploit can be carried out by  
running the connection wizard and following steps 2-4.  
The result is a command prompt running under the context of the  
LocalSystem account.  
Discovered by Jeff Peadro Jeff.Peadro[at]gmail[dot]com