Adobe related service (getPlus_HelperSvc.exe) Local Privilege Escalation

ID 1337DAY-ID-8018
Type zdt
Reporter Nine:Situations:Group
Modified 2009-07-20T00:00:00


Exploit for unknown platform in category local exploits

Adobe related service (getPlus_HelperSvc.exe) Local Privilege Escalation

Adobe related service (getPlus_HelperSvc.exe) local elevation of privileges
by Nine:Situations:Group

Adobe downloader used to download updates for Adobe applications.
Shipped with Acrobat Reader 9.x

vendor: Nos Microsystems


C:\>sc qc "getPlus(R) Helper"
[SC] GetServiceConfig SUCCESS

SERVICE_NAME: getPlus(R) Helper
        TYPE               : 110  WIN32_OWN_PROCESS (interactive)
        START_TYPE         : 3   DEMAND_START
        ERROR_CONTROL      : 1   NORMAL
        BINARY_PATH_NAME   : C:\Programmi\NOS\bin\getPlus_HelperSvc.exe
        LOAD_ORDER_GROUP   :
        TAG                : 0
        DISPLAY_NAME       : getPlus(R) Helper
        DEPENDENCIES       : RPCSS
        SERVICE_START_NAME : LocalSystem

C:\>cacls "C:\Programmi\NOS\bin\getPlus_HelperSvc.exe"
C:\Programmi\NOS\bin\getPlus_HelperSvc.exe BUILTIN\Users:F <-------------- [!!!]
                                           NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM:F

The executable file is installed with improper permissions, with "full
control" for Builtin Users; a simple user can replace it with a binary of
At the next reboot it will run with SYSTEM privileges.

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