System Monitor (Sysmon) is a Windows system service and devicedriver that, once installed on a system, remains resident across systemreboots to monitor and log system activity to the Windows event log. Itprovides detailed information about process creations, networkconnections, and changes to file creation time. By collecting the eventsit generates usingWindows Event CollectionorSIEMagents and subsequently analyzing them, you can identify malicious oranomalous activity and understand how intruders and malware operate onyour network.
The network connection event logs TCP/UDP connections on the machine. Itis disabled by default. Each connection is linked to a process throughthe ProcessId and ProcessGuid fields. The event also contains the sourceand destination host names IP addresses, port numbers and IPv6 status.
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Why does killing the dbus-send command cause an authentication bypass? The vulnerability is in step four of the sequence of events listed above. What happens if polkit asks dbus-daemon for the UID of connection :1.96, but connection :1.96 no longer exists? dbus-daemon handles that situation correctly and returns an error. But it turns out that polkit does not handle that error correctly. In fact, polkit mishandles the error in a particularly unfortunate way: rather than rejecting the request, it treats the request as though it came from a process with UID 0. In other words, it immediately authorizes the request because it thinks the request has come from a root process.
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To learn more about the inner workings I used Process Monitor. As shown in the following screenshot the user interface component SSLVpnClient.exe (1) uses a TCP connection to communicate with the Windows service SPSSLVpnService.exe (2). As discussed before, this service runs as SYSTEM. The actual VPN connection is established by OpenVPN.exe (3). The most interesting learning however was, that a OpenVPN configuration file, which is stored in the current users home folder, is passed as argument (4). This means, the file is fully attacker controlled.
After saving the *.ovpn file into a folder with the same name in C:\Users\\AppData\Roadming\Securepoint SSL VPN\config\ and restarting the SecurePoint VPN User interface, it is possible to connect to our malicious VPN.
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Public exploits for this vulnerability utilize SMB for connectivity to a malicious shared printer. If outbound connections to SMB resources are blocked, then this vulnerability may be mitigated for malicious SMB printers that are hosted outside of your network. Note that an attacker local to your network would be able to share a printer via SMB, which would be unaffected by any outbound SMB traffic rules.
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To exploit this behavior for local privilege escalation (LPE), we focused on the restoration of PanPortalCfg_.dat after a failed VPN connection attempt. We found that this route would be most effective as it does not require any network connectivity or interacting with a VPN server. After evaluating potential targets that could be overwritten, the file /etc/ld.so.preload, which is interpreted by the dynamic linker, was chosen. This file contains a newline-separated list of paths to shared objects that will be preloaded into any newly created process of a dynamically linked executable. This includes processes that are created from executable files with the SUID bit set. Furthermore, the dynamic linker is rather forgiving when parsing ld.so.preload files that contain only a single valid path that is embedded within seemingly invalid binary data.
When triggering a failing VPN connection to 127.0.0.1 as user johndoe, PanGPS will attempt to restore the portal configuration file PanPortalCfg_1662c17069ca30beb328f3ccdffe14fe.dat from the default file PanPortalCfg.dat. Therefore, we created a symlink named PanPortalCfg_1662c17069ca30beb328f3ccdffe14fe.dat that points to /etc/ld.so.preload in advance, which detours this write operation, and also created a file PanPortalCfg.dat containing the data that we would like to be written:
Further analysis revealed that the PanGPS daemon verifies that the decrypted content of PanPortalCfg.dat is indeed a semi-valid XML-based portal configuration file before overwriting the destination file. Knowing the crypto scheme (see above) that is used for the *.dat files, it is possible to write a valid, encrypted configuration into PanPortalCfg.dat. Then, when trying to bring up a VPN connection again, the encrypted content from PanPortalCfg.dat does get copied to /etc/ld.so.preload:
If the above content is written to PanPortalCfg.dat, and the symbolic link from PanPortalCfg_1662c17069ca30beb328f3ccdffe14fe.dat to /etc/ld.so.preload is in place, a VPN connection attempt to 127.0.0.1 with the username johndoe will result in the desired write operation to /etc/ld.so.preload. From the subsequent execution of the ls command, it is evident that the dynamic linker is now trying to load /tmp/ldp.so when a dynamically linked program is executed (highlighted in red):
In total, this vulnerability allows local, unprivileged users to escalate their privileges to UID 0 (root). The whole process has been automated in a Python script. Instead of using the globalprotect binary to initiate the VPN connection attempt, the Python script interfaces directly with the PanGPS process via a socket that PanGPS opens on 127.0.0.1:4767. Its execution is shown below: 2b1af7f3a8