Multiple vulnerabilities in Net Inspector

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2008-03-17T00:00:00


                         Luigi Auriemma

Application: MG-SOFT Net Inspector (bug C affects any MgWTrap3 service which is included in almost all the MG-SOFT products like MIB Browser, Query Manager, Trap Ringer Pro and so on) Versions: Net Inspector <= Platforms: Windows and Linux Bugs: A] format string in mghttpd B] directory traversal in mghttpd C] crash in MgWTrap3 D] Denial of Service in niengine Exploitation: remote Date: 14 Mar 2008 Author: Luigi Auriemma e-mail: web:

1) Introduction 2) Bugs 3) The Code 4) Fix

=============== 1) Introduction ===============

From vendor's website: "MG-SOFT Net Inspector is a powerful fault management application with alarming subsystem that complies with the international alarm reporting recommendations (ITU X.733). The software lets you effectively monitor the status of network devices and manage alarms associated with devices in the supervised TCP/IP network."

======= 2) Bugs =======

A] format string in mghttpd

mghttpd is a simple HTTP daemon running on port 5228 used to allow the clients to download the Net Inspector Java Client. This server is affected by a format string vulnerability located in the function which logs the clients requests in the log file.

B] directory traversal in mghttpd

This service is also affected by a classical directory traversal vulnerability using both the slash and backslash plain delimiters which can be exploited to download files from the disk on which is located the server.

C] crash in MgWTrap3

The SNMP Trap Service other than binding the local TCP port 8888 and the UDP 162 for collecting SNMP queries, binds also an additional UDP port which changes each time the service is executed (uses the first free available port). Sending a packet (empty or with any desired content since it's not important) directly to this port raises an exception which terminates the service immediately. This service is the core of almost all the MG-SOFT products which so result all vulnerable.

D] Denial of Service in niengine

The Net Inspector Fault Management server (niengine) can be easily freezed with CPU at 100% and full memory consumption through a malformed or incomplete packet.

=========== 3) The Code ===========

A] GET /%n%n%s%s%n%n%n%s HTTP/1.0

B] GET ../../../../boot.ini HTTP/1.0 GET \../..\../..\windows/win.ini HTTP/1.0

C] echo|nc SERVER PORT -v -v -u

D] echo -n -e \x2a\x45\x67\xf2\x00\x00\x00\x00|nc SERVER 5221 -v -v -w 1

====== 4) Fix ======

No fix

Luigi Auriemma