Glassfish Server - Unquoted Service Path Privilege Escalation

ID 1337DAY-ID-25238
Type zdt
Reporter s0nk3y
Modified 2016-09-28T00:00:00


Exploit for windows platform in category local exploits

                                            # Title: Glassfish Server - Unquoted Service Path Privilege Escalation
# Date: 28/09/2016
# Author: s0nk3y
# Software link:
# Tested: Windows Server 2008 r2 (Metasploitable3)
1. Description
Glassfish Server a service with an unquoted service path running with
SYSTEM privileges.
This could potentially allow an authorized but non-privileged local
user to execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges on the system.
2. Proof
C:\vagrant>sc qc domain1
[SC] QueryServiceConfig SUCCESS
        TYPE               : 10  WIN32_OWN_PROCESS
        START_TYPE         : 2   AUTO_START
        ERROR_CONTROL      : 1   NORMAL
        BINARY_PATH_NAME   : C:\glassfish\glassfish4\glassfish\domains\domain1\bin\domain1Service.exe
        LOAD_ORDER_GROUP   :
        TAG                : 0
        DISPLAY_NAME       : domain1 GlassFish Server
        DEPENDENCIES       : tcpip
        SERVICE_START_NAME : LocalSystem
3. Exploit:
A successful attempt would require the local user to be able to insert their
code in the system path undetected by the OS or other security applications
where it could potentially be executed during application startup or reboot.
If successful, the local user's code would execute with the elevated privileges
of the application.

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