stego-crack.txt

2007-01-13T00:00:00
ID PACKETSTORM:53532
Type packetstorm
Reporter NT Wako
Modified 2007-01-13T00:00:00

Description

                                        
                                            `Direct Link   
http://homepage.mac.com/adonismac/Advisory/steg/steganography.html  
  
A Major design Bug in Steganography 1.7.x, 1.8 (latest)  
  
Disclaimer  
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This material is presented for informational purposes ONLY. I do not condone or encourage vandalism or theft.  
I do not accept any liability for anything anyone does with this information. So, don't shoot the messenger.  
  
Remember: Use a computer in ways that ensure respect for your fellows.  
  
  
Author  
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Adonis a.K.a. NtWaK0  
Abed a.K.a. NoPh0BiA  
  
Affected Product  
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Steganography 1.7.1 and 1.8 (latest).  
http://www.securekit.com/hidefiles.htm  
  
Bug Type and Date  
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Type: Very Bad Design  
Date: 01/07/2007  
  
  
Bug Results  
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Cracking encrypted (steganography application 1.7.x 1.8) files without any bruteforce.  
  
WHY LOSING TIME ON MATH AND BRUTEFORCE WHEN YOU CAN PLAY WITH YOUR HEX EDITOR :-).  
  
  
Bug Description  
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Firstly, computer forensic investigators can take advantage of this bug to access file protected with (steganography application 1.7.x 1.8) without the knowledge of the original password. Now it is time to check your cold cases for steganography files.  
  
You can crack (steganography application 1.7.x 1.8) encrypted files very easy, in fact in less than two minute. The problem is similar to the bug I found in PGP last year.  
  
(steganography application 1.7.x 1.8) leave a footprint after you stag a file. If you look at the end of your stagged file you will notice it will end with 30 00 0X FF FF. So a simple HEX search will reveal all stagged files.  
  
So now we have identified the stagged file our next step is to access the HIDDEN messages or files without cracking the password, here is how.  
  
  
Proof-of-Concept (THIS WILL WORK ON HIDDEN MESSAGES and HIDDEN FILES)  
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For screen capture please check http://homepage.mac.com/adonismac/Advisory/steg/steganography.html  
  
Step 01  
1. We use a file cover (carrier file) called "picture_original.jpg"  
2. We will hide inside it a message "Hello Adonis"  
3. We will use a password "aaaaaa"  
4. We generated the steged file we will call it "picture_with_hidden_msg.jpg"  
  
Step02  
  
To access the hidden message WITHOUT the original password "aaaaaa" we will do the followings:  
1. We will use any other picture file say "mypicture.jpg"  
2. We will hide inside it a message "WHATEVER"  
3. We will use a password "a"  
4. We generate the steged file we will call it "mypicture_steg.jpg"  
5. We will open Both pictures in a hex editor  
6. We will replace the last 20 bites of " picture_with_hidden_msg.jpg" with the one from mypicture_steg.jpg  
7. We will Save the picture "picture_with_hidden_msg.jpg"  
8. We will open "picture_with_hidden_msg.jpg" with (steganography application 1.7.x 1.8) using "a" as password. YES we overwrite the password with something we know.  
  
  
Simple hein !!!  
  
  
  
  
  
  
Peace to you all  
  
Copyright © 2007 Adonis a.K.a NtWaK0  
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