Team Intell Security Advisory TISA2007-13-Public
Multiple eScan products insecure file permissions
Release date: 30.08.2007
Severity: Moderately critical
Impact: Privilege escalation
Software: eScan Virus Control 9.0.722.1
eScan Anti-Virus 9.0.722.1
eScan Internet Security 9.0.722.1
Tested on: Microsoft Windows XP SP2
Disclosed by: Edi Strosar (Team Intell)
Vendor's description of affected application(s):
"eScan is the latest offering from MicroWorld Technologies
Inc. It offers a combination of features to help you fight
the threat of viruses, set security policies for parental
control over content accessed by your child. It guards
against Internet misuse, block spam and offensive mails
and block popup ads."
eScan product line is prone to security issue which can be
exploited by LUA users to gain escalated privileges.
The problem is caused due to the application setting
insecure default permissions (grants Everyone:Full
Control) on the eScan installation directory and all it's
child objects. This can be exploited to remove,
manipulate, and replace any of the application's files.
Successful exploitation allows execution of arbitrary code
with SYSTEM privileges.
Proof of concept:
- logon as LUA user
- rename traysser.exe to traysser.exe.BAK
- copy program.exe to eScan installation directory
- rename program.exe to traysser.exe
- restart the computer
- "rootshell" ;)
NOTE: traysser.exe is eScan Server Updater Service that
runs as NT AUTHORITYSYSTEM.
Tested on multiple eScan products v9.0.722.1. Other
products/versions may be affected.
Source code for program.exe:
Set proper permissions on the eScan installation directory
and all it's child objects. NOTE: this may impact the
10.08.2007 - initial vendor notification
20.08.2007 - additional vendor notification
30.08.2007 - public disclosure
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