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Workstation Service NetpManageIPCConnect Buffer Overflow
EEYE: Workstation Service NetpManageIPCConnect Buffer Overflow
EEYE: Workstation Service NetpManageIPCConnect Buffer Overflow

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Workstation Service NetpManageIPCConnect Buffer Overflow

Release Date:
November 14, 2006

Date Reported:
July 25, 2006

High (Remote Code Execution)


Systems Affected:
Windows 2000 (Remote Code Execution)
Windows XP SP1 (Local Privilege Escalation)

A flaw exists in a default Windows component called the "Workstation
Service" that when exploited allows for remote code execution in SYSTEM
context, allowing an attacker to take complete control of affected

Technical Details:
In the Workstation Service module called wkssvc.dll, the
NetpManageIPCConnect function has a call to "swprintf" with an unchecked
buffer. The input buffer is controllable by the remote attacker.

    .text:76781D67         mov     edi, [ebp+arg_0]
    .text:76781D90         lea     eax, [ebp+var_2CC]
    .text:76781DA0         push    edi
    .text:76781DA1         push    offset "%ws\\IPC$"
    .text:76781DA6         push    eax
    .text:76781DA7         call    ds:swprintf

This function is called by NetpJoinDomain, which is eventually called by
the NetrJoinDomain2 function, which is exposed through RPC.

The IDL for NetrJoinDomain2 looks like this:
long  _NetrJoinDomain2@28 (
        [in][unique][string] wchar_t * arg_1,
        [in][string] wchar_t * arg_2, 
        [in][unique][string] wchar_t * arg_3,
        [in][unique][string] wchar_t * arg_4,
        [in][unique] struct_C * arg_5,
        [in] long arg_6

arg_2 will contain string with format like +"\"+.

 will be passed as NetpManageIPCConnect's first argument. The
variable is under the attacker's control and is passed to swprintf,
which causes a stack-based buffer overflow.

For this vulnerable code to be reached, we must provide a valid and live
 as a part of the string. We can set up a fake domain
server anywhere reachable from the vulnerable machine on the Internet.

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Discovery: JeongWook Matt Oh
Additional Research: Derek Soeder

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