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[Full-Disclosure] Wendy's Drive-up Order System Information Disclosure
Date: Wed Jul 07 2004 - 01:05:51 CDT
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Wendy's Drive-up Order System Information Disclosure
Reporter: mi2g (http://www.mi2g.com/)
Date: July 07, 2004
Severity: Medium to High
Attack Class: Physical, Remote, Race Condition
Vendor: Wendy's (http://www.wendys.com/)
Wendy's International, Inc. is one of the world's largest
restaurant operating and franchising companies with more than
9,300 total restaurants and quality brands - Wendy's Old
Fashioned Hamburgers®, Tim Hortons® and Baja Fresh® Mexican
Grill. The Company invested in two additional quality brands
during 2002 - Cafe Express™ and Pasta Pomodoro®.
Remote exploitation of the Wendy's Drive-up ordering system
allows an attacker to gain sensitive information about the
order of arbitrary customers.
During customer/vendor "handshake", the customer vehicle
must come to a stop beside the vendor menu ordering system
which contains a large screen to display the current order.
During this process, adequate protection is not given to the
space between the vehicle and the menu allowing for a number
of remote attackers to obtain sensitive order information.
Once the victim has finished ordering, the information stays
available on the screen for up to several minutes or until
another customer has pulled forward. This creates a great
window for exploitation and increases the chance of winning
the "race condition".
Successful exploitation allows unauthenticated remote malicious
arbitrary attackers to retrieve the contents of the previous
customer's food order which is a serious breach of confidentiality.
As proof of concept, this attack was carried out against mi2g
CEO DK Matai. It was disclosed that he ordered a grilled chicken
sandwich, large fries and a large Coca-Cola.
mi2g has confirmed that all Wendy's with a Drive-up menu display
are affected. Other vendors may be affected but were not tested.
Use a hard object such as a rock or baseball bat to disable the
order display screen after the late night drive-thru has closed.
VI. CVE INFORMATION
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has assigned
the name CAN-2004-2934 to this issue. This is a candidate for
inclusion in the CVE list (http://cve.mitre.org), which standardizes
names for security problems.
VII. DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
07/07/02 Exploit discovered by mi2g
07/08/02 mi2g clients (the "Inner Sanctum") notified
01/08/03 The Queen notified
03/22/03 bespoke security architecture updated
09/01/03 mi2g clients notified again
07/07/04 Public Disclosure
07/08/04 Vendor notified
Rear Admiral John Hilton and Geoffrey Hancock are credited with
discovering this vulnerability.
IX. SPECIAL THANKS
Donny Werner for verifying Wendy's drive up systems are
not vulnerable to XSS issues!
X. LEGAL NOTICES
Copyright (c) 2004 mi2g Limited.
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