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Ubisoft Uplay 5.0 Insecure File Permissions Local Privilege Escalation

Ubisoft Uplay 5.0 Insecure File Permissions Local Privilege Escalation
Posted Feb 25, 2015
Authored by LiquidWorm | Site zeroscience.mk

Uplay for PC suffers from an elevation of privileges vulnerability which can be used by a simple user that can change the executable file with a binary of choice. The vulnerability exist due to the improper permissions, with the 'F' flag (Full) for 'Users' group, making the entire directory 'Ubisoft Game Launcher' and its files and sub-dirs world-writable.

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MD5 | 1824ce0969f550927ece68359aa4496e

Ubisoft Uplay 5.0 Insecure File Permissions Local Privilege Escalation

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Ubisoft Uplay 5.0 Insecure File Permissions Local Privilege Escalation


Vendor: Ubisoft Entertainment S.A.
Product web page: http://www.ubi.com
Affected version: 5.0.0.3914 (PC)

Summary: Uplay is a digital distribution, digital rights management,
multiplayer and communications service created by Ubisoft to provide
an experience similar to the achievements/trophies offered by various
other game companies.

- Uplay PC is a desktop client which replaces individual game launchers
previously used for Ubisoft games. With Uplay PC, you have all your Uplay
enabled games and Uplay services in the same place and you get access to
a whole new set of features for your PC games.

Desc: Uplay for PC suffers from an elevation of privileges vulnerability
which can be used by a simple user that can change the executable file
with a binary of choice. The vulnerability exist due to the improper
permissions, with the 'F' flag (Full) for 'Users' group, making the
entire directory 'Ubisoft Game Launcher' and its files and sub-dirs
world-writable.

Tested on: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (EN)


Vulnerability discovered by Gjoko 'LiquidWorm' Krstic
@zeroscience


Advisory ID: ZSL-2015-5230
Advisory URL: http://www.zeroscience.mk/en/vulnerabilities/ZSL-2015-5230.php

Vendor: http://forums.ubi.com/forumdisplay.php/513-Uplay


19.02.2015

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C:\Program Files (x86)\Ubisoft\Ubisoft Game Launcher>cacls Uplay.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Ubisoft\Ubisoft Game Launcher\Uplay.exe BUILTIN\Users:(ID)F
NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM:(ID)F
BUILTIN\Administrators:(ID)F
test-PC\yousir:(ID)F


C:\Program Files (x86)\Ubisoft\Ubisoft Game Launcher>
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