CodeMeter 6.60 - 'CodeMeter.exe' Unquoted Service Path

ID: 103248
CVE: None
Download vulnerable application: None
# Exploit Title: 
# Discovery by: Luis Martinez
# Discovery Date: 2020-08-05
# Vendor Homepage:
# Tested Version: 6.60
# Vulnerability Type: Unquoted Service Path
# Tested on OS: Windows 10 Pro x64 es

# Step to discover Unquoted Service Path: 

C:\>wmic service get name, pathname, displayname, startmode | findstr /i "Auto" | findstr /i /v "C:\Windows\\" | findstr /i "CodeMeter" | findstr /i /v """

CodeMeter Runtime Server                                  CodeMeter.exe                                  C:\Program Files (x86)\CodeMeter\Runtime\bin\CodeMeter.exe                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Auto

# Service info:

C:\>sc qc CodeMeter.exe
[SC] QueryServiceConfig SUCCESS

SERVICE_NAME: CodeMeter.exe
        TYPE               : 10  WIN32_OWN_PROCESS
        START_TYPE         : 2   AUTO_START  (DELAYED)
        ERROR_CONTROL      : 1   NORMAL
        BINARY_PATH_NAME   : C:\Program Files (x86)\CodeMeter\Runtime\bin\CodeMeter.exe
        LOAD_ORDER_GROUP   :
        TAG                : 0
        DISPLAY_NAME       : CodeMeter Runtime Server
        DEPENDENCIES       : Tcpip
                           : Winmgmt
        SERVICE_START_NAME : LocalSystem


A successful attempt would require the local user to be able to insert their code in the system root path undetected by the OS or other security applications where it could potentially be executed during application startup or reboot. If successful, the local user's code would execute with the elevated privileges of the application.
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