Netgear Genie 2.4.64 Unquoted Service Path

2021.10.27
Credit: Mert DAŞ
Risk: Medium
Local: No
Remote: Yes
CVE: N/A
CWE: N/A

# Exploit Title: Netgear Genie 2.4.64 - Unquoted Service Path # Exploit Author: Mert DAŞ # Version: 2.4.64 # Date: 23.10.2021 # Vendor Homepage: https://www.netgear.com/ # Tested on: Windows 10 C:\Users\Mert>sc qc NETGEARGenieDaemon [SC] QueryServiceConfig SUCCESS SERVICE_NAME: NETGEARGenieDaemon TYPE : 10 WIN32_OWN_PROCESS START_TYPE : 3 DEMAND_START ERROR_CONTROL : 1 NORMAL BINARY_PATH_NAME : C:\Program Files (x86)\NETGEAR Genie\bin\NETGEARGenieDaemon64.exe LOAD_ORDER_GROUP : TAG : 0 DISPLAY_NAME : NETGEARGenieDaemon DEPENDENCIES : SERVICE_START_NAME : LocalSystem Or: ------------------------- C:\Users\Mert>wmic service get name,displayname,pathname,startmode |findstr /i "auto" |findstr /i /v "c:\windows\\" |findstr /i /v """ #Exploit: A successful attempt would require the local user to be able to insert their code in the system root path undetected by the OS or other security applications where it could potentially be executed during application startup or reboot. If successful, the local user's code would execute with the elevated privileges of the application.


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