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RoyalTS SSH Tunnel Authentication Bypass

RoyalTS SSH Tunnel Authentication Bypass
Posted Jun 9, 2020
Authored by Michele Toccagni

RoyalTS SSH Tunnel versions prior to 5 for Windows suffer from an authentication bypass vulnerability.

tags | advisory, bypass
systems | windows
advisories | CVE-2020-13872
MD5 | b6681831bdab8f59c11f696914a669a3

RoyalTS SSH Tunnel Authentication Bypass

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RoyalTS SSH Tunnel - Authentication Bypass
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Identifiers
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* CVE-2020-13872


CVSSv3 score
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8.8 - [AV:A/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:L/A:L](
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln-metrics/cvss/v3-calculator?vector=AV:A/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:L/A:L&version=3.1
)


Vendor
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RoyalApps - https://www.royalapps.com/


Product
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Royal TS provides powerful, easy and secure access to your remote
systems.
It's the perfect tool for server admins, system engineers, developers
and IT focused information workers
who constantly need to access remote systems with different protocols
(like RDP, VNC, SSH, HTTP/S, and many more.).


Affected versions
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- All versions prior to RoyalTS v5 for Windows.


Credit
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Michele Toccagni - toccagni.info


Vulnerability summary
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This vulnerability allows a remote attackers to bypass the
authentication of the tunnel
and gain access to an internal network. The problem is that, once a
SSH tunnel is created on the bridge host with a Secure Gateway, this
tunnel will listen on the address 0.0.0.0 on the port opened ad hoc by
RoyalTS (higher than 50000), leaving the possibility for anyone to
exploit the tunnel without having to authenticate to it.
The attacker could easily bruteforce the ssh/rdp login in the internal
network, or,
even worse, if the hosts aren't patched, could use some known exploits
and perform lateral movements.
The vulnerability is fixed in the current major release (Royal TS V5).



Proof of concept
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I wrote a detailed blog post to explain the bug:
https://hacktips.it/royalts-ssh-tunnel-authentication-bypass/

Solution
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Upgrade to RoyalTS V5 for Windows

Timeline
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Date | Status
------------|---------------------
04-JUN-2020 | Reported to vendor
04-JUN-2020 | Vendor replied that it's a known bug and it's fixed on the
last major version
06-JUN-2020 | CVE assigned
08-JUN-2020 | Public disclosure


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