Back to list
Offset2lib: bypassing full ASLR on 64bit Linux
Dec 04 2014 08:19PM
Hector Marco (hecmargi upv es)
This is a disclosure of a weakness of the ASLR Linux implementation.
The problem appears when the executable is PIE compiled and it has an
address leak belonging to the executable. We named this weakness:
In this scenario, an attacker is able to de-randomize all mmapped
areas (libraries, mapped files, etc.) by knowing only an address
belonging to the application and the offset2lib value.
We have built a PoC which bypasses on a 64 bit Linux system, the three
most widely adopted and effective protection techniques: No-eXecutable
bit (NX), address space layout randomization (ASLR) and stack smashing
protector (SSP). The exploit obtains a remote shell in less than one
We have proposed the ASLRv3 which is a small Linux patch which removes
the offset2lib weakness.
Details of the weakness, steps to exploit the offset2lib weakness, a working
proof of concept exploit, recommendations and a demonstrative video has
publish at: http://cybersecurity.upv.es/attacks/offset2lib/offset2lib.html
[ reply ]
Copyright 2010, SecurityFocus