[Full-disclosure] [GOODFELLAS - VULN] BarCodeAx.dll v. 4.9 ActiveX Control Remote Stack Buffer Overflow

2007-06-24T00:00:00
ID SECURITYVULNS:DOC:17337
Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2007-06-24T00:00:00

Description

:. GOODFELLAS Security Research TEAM .: :. http://goodfellas.shellcode.com.ar .:

BarCodeAx.dll v. 4.9 ActiveX Control Remote Stack Buffer Overflow

Internal ID: VULWAR200706223

Introduction

BarCodeAx.dll is a library included in the Barcode ActiveX software package from the Company RKD: (http://www.barcodetools.com/barcode/barcode-activex/barcode-activex.html)

Such package allows to manage the printing of different barcodes.

One of the BarcodeAx.dll exported methods is vulnerable to a stack buffer overflow which can be remotely exploited.

tested in

  • Windows XP SP2 english/french with IE 6.0 / 7.0
  • windows vista Professional SP1 with IE 7.0

Summary

The BeginPrint method fail to correctly check the size of the arguments that receives, causing a stack buffer overflow.

Impact

Any application that uses the said ActiveX to control barcodes would be exposed to remote code execution.

Workaround

  • Activate the Kill bit zero in CLSID:C26D9CA8-6747-11D5-AD4B-C01857C10000
  • Unregister BarCodeAx.dll using regsvr32

Timeline

June 21, 2007 -- Bug discovery June 22, 2007 -- Bug published

Credits

  • Brian Mariani <bmariani@shellcode.com.ar>
  • GoodFellas Security Research Team <goodfellas.shellcode.com.ar>

Technical Detail

Vulnerable method.

Sub BeginPrint ( ByVal name As String )

We need 656 bytes to overflow the buffer and rewrite EBP + EIP.

  • Reversing 7C97DF40 PUSH 0 7C97DF42 PUSH ESI 7C97DF43 CALL 7C97CDC9 7C97DF48 MOV EBX,[EBP+10] 7C97DF4B LEA EDI,[EBX-8] 7C97DF4E MOV [EBP-2C],EDI 7C97DF51 MOVZX EAX,WORD PTR [EDI] <--- CRASH 7C97DF54 SHL EAX,3 7C97DF57 MOV [EBP-30],EAX 7C97DF5A PUSH 7C97E11C 7C97DF5F PUSH EDI 7C97DF60 PUSH ESI 7C97DF61 CALL 7C97CC6D 7C97DF66 TEST AL,AL 7C97DF68 JE 7C97E0BF

  • Registers EIP 41414141 EAX C0040204 EBX 00407830 -> 003E977D ECX 0013ECE8 -> Asc: AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA EDX 00150608 -> 7C98C500 EDI 00000000 ESI 001844CC -> 00180008 EBP 41414141 ESP 0013EBE8 -> Asc: AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

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