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[Full-disclosure] EEYE: Workstation Service NetpManageIPCConnect Buffer Overflow
From: eEye Advisories (Advisorieseeye.com)
Date: Tue Nov 14 2006 - 14:12:13 CST
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Workstation Service NetpManageIPCConnect Buffer Overflow
November 14, 2006
July 25, 2006
High (Remote Code Execution)
Windows 2000 (Remote Code Execution)
Windows XP SP1 (Local Privilege Escalation)
A flaw exists in a default Windows component called the "Workstation
Service" that when exploited allows for remote code execution in SYSTEM
context, allowing an attacker to take complete control of affected
In the Workstation Service module called wkssvc.dll, the
NetpManageIPCConnect function has a call to "swprintf" with an unchecked
buffer. The input buffer is controllable by the remote attacker.
.text:76781D67 mov edi, [ebp+arg_0]
.text:76781D90 lea eax, [ebp+var_2CC]
.text:76781DA0 push edi
.text:76781DA1 push offset "%ws\\IPC$"
.text:76781DA6 push eax
.text:76781DA7 call ds:swprintf
This function is called by NetpJoinDomain, which is eventually called by
the NetrJoinDomain2 function, which is exposed through RPC.
The IDL for NetrJoinDomain2 looks like this:
long _NetrJoinDomain228 (
[in][unique][string] wchar_t * arg_1,
[in][string] wchar_t * arg_2,
[in][unique][string] wchar_t * arg_3,
[in][unique][string] wchar_t * arg_4,
[in][unique] struct_C * arg_5,
[in] long arg_6
arg_2 will contain string with format like <Domain name>+"\"+<Hostname>.
<Hostname> will be passed as NetpManageIPCConnect's first argument. The
variable is under the attacker's control and is passed to swprintf,
which causes a stack-based buffer overflow.
For this vulnerable code to be reached, we must provide a valid and live
<Domain name> as a part of the string. We can set up a fake domain
server anywhere reachable from the vulnerable machine on the Internet.
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