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Inateck 2.4 GHz Wireless Presenter WP1001 Keystroke Injection

Inateck 2.4 GHz Wireless Presenter WP1001 Keystroke Injection
Posted Jun 4, 2019
Authored by Matthias Deeg

Inateck 2.4 GHz Wireless Presenter WP1001 suffers from a keystroke injection vulnerability.

tags | advisory
advisories | CVE-2019-12505
MD5 | 6cd4e96f339734270088fdd808cf413c

Inateck 2.4 GHz Wireless Presenter WP1001 Keystroke Injection

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Advisory ID: SYSS-2019-007
Product: 2.4 GHz Wireless Presenter WP1001
Manufacturer: Inateck
Affected Version(s): Rev. v1.3C
Tested Version(s): Rev. v1.3C
Vulnerability Type: Insufficient Verification of Data Authenticity (CWE-345)
Keystroke Injection Vulnerability
Risk Level: High
Solution Status: Open
Manufacturer Notification: 2019-03-22
Solution Date: -
Public Disclosure: 2019-06-04
CVE Reference: CVE-2019-12505
Author of Advisory: Matthias Deeg (SySS GmbH)

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Overview:

Inateck WP1001 is a wireless presenter using 2.4 GHz radio
communication.

The manufacturer describes the product as follows:

"* 2.4GHz Wireless Connection allows you to move around while
giving presentations
* Fingertip Controls make it easy for you to adjust the volume, change
slides and more
* Red Laser Pointer words up to 65 feet(20m) away
* LCD Screen with timer vibration and low-battery indicator
* Includes Carrying Case to help protect your device on the go
"

Due to unencrypted and unauthenticated data communication, the wireless
presenter Inateck WP1001 is prone to keystroke injection attacks.

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Vulnerability Details:

SySS GmbH found out that the wireless presenter Inateck WP1001 is
vulnerable to keystroke injection attacks.

An attacker can analyze the unencrypted and unauthenticated data
packets of the 2.4 GHz radio communication sent by the wireless
presenter to the receiver (USB dongle) in order to learn the used
protocol. By knowing the used data protocol, it is possible to inject
packets in the data communication that are actually interpreted as
keystrokes by the receiver on the target system.

Thus, an attacker is able to send arbitrary keystrokes to a victim's
computer system, for example in order to install malware when the target
system is unattended. In this way, an attacker can remotely take control
over the victim's computer that is operated with an affected receiver of
an Inateck WP1001 wireless presenter.

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Proof of Concept (PoC):

SySS GmbH could successfully perform keystroke injection attacks against
the wireless presenter Inateck WP1001 using the open-source software
tool Universal Radio Hacker [2] in combination with the software-defined
radio HackRF One [3].

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Solution:

SySS GmbH is not aware of a solution for this reported security
vulnerability.

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Disclosure Timeline:

2019-03-22: Vulnerability reported to manufacturer
2019-06-04: Public release of security advisory

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References:

[1] Manufacturer website
https://www.inateck.com/
[2] Universal Radio Hacker (URH)
https://github.com/jopohl/urh
[3] HackRF One by Great Scott Gadgets
https://greatscottgadgets.com/hackrf/
[4] SySS Security Advisory SYSS-2019-007
https://www.syss.de/fileadmin/dokumente/Publikationen/Advisories/SYSS-2019-007.txt
[5] SySS Responsible Disclosure Policy
https://www.syss.de/en/responsible-disclosure-policy/

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Credits:

This security vulnerability was found by Matthias Deeg of SySS GmbH.

E-Mail: matthias.deeg (at) syss.de
Public Key: https://www.syss.de/fileadmin/dokumente/Materialien/PGPKeys/Matthias_Deeg.asc
Key fingerprint = D1F0 A035 F06C E675 CDB9 0514 D9A4 BF6A 34AD 4DAB

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Disclaimer:

The information provided in this security advisory is provided "as is"
and without warranty of any kind. Details of this security advisory may
be updated in order to provide as accurate information as possible. The
latest version of this security advisory is available on the SySS Web
site.

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Copyright:

Creative Commons - Attribution (by) - Version 3.0
URL: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en

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