APC UPS Daemon <= 3.14.14 Local Privilege Escalation

Published
Credit
Risk
2017.06.19
Richard Young
Medium
CWE
CVE
Local
Remote
N/A
N/A
Yes
No

[+] Credits: fragsh3ll aka v
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Vendor
==========
http://www.apcupsd.org


Product
===========
APC UPS Daemon <= 3.14.14


Vulnerability Type
=====================
Privilege Escalation


Vendor Description
=====================
Apcupsd can be used for power mangement and controlling most of APC’s UPS
models on Unix and Windows machines. Apcupsd works with most of APC’s
Smart-UPS models as well as most simple signalling models such a Back-UPS,
and BackUPS-Office. During a power failure, apcupsd will inform the users
about the power failure and that a shutdown may occur. If power is not
restored, a system shutdown will follow when the battery is exhausted, a
timeout (seconds) expires, or runtime expires based on internal APC
calculations determined by power consumption rates. Apcupsd is licensed
under the GPL version 2.


CVE Reference
===============
CVE-2017-7884


Vulnerability Details
========================
The default installation of APCUPSD allows a local unprivileged user to run
arbitrary code with elevated privileges by replacing the service executable
apcupsd.exe with a malicious executable, which will run with SYSTEM
privileges at startup.


C:\apcupsd\bin\apcupsd.exe
RW BUILTIN\Administrators
RW NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
RW NT AUTHORITY\Authenticated Users



Exploit
==========
1) Install the application with default settings.

2) Replace the service executable located at C:\apcupsd\bin\apcupsd.exe
with an executable of your choice.

3) Restart the service or computer, the executable will run.



Disclosure Timeline:
=====================================
4/17/17 - Vendor notified
4/17/17 - Vendor acknowledged
5/6/17 - Vendor still working
6/5/17 - No response
6/14/17 - No response
6/15/17 - Public disclosure


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