CVSNT 2.0.51d Privilege Escalation

ID: 88534
CVE: None
Download vulnerable application: None
[+] Credits: John Page aka hyp3rlinx

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[+] ISR: ApparitionSec


CVSNT v2.0.51d

Is part of "WinCvs" install zip archive.

The CVSNT Versioning System implements a version control system: it keeps
track of all changes in a set of files, typically the
implementation of a software project, and allows several (potentially
geographically separated) developers to collaborate.
It is compatible with and originally based on Concurrent Versions System
(CVS), which has become popular in the open-source world.

from "Install.txt" ...

Run wincvs_setup.exe to install WinCvs. It will also run CVSNT installer
after completion.

Run cvsnt_setup.exe to setup CVSNT only.

Vulnerability Type:
Privilege Escalation

CVE Reference:

Vulnerability Details:

CVSNT installs a service with an unquoted service path running with SYSTEM
privileges, to exploit a local attacker must place
a malicious executable file named "Program.exe" in the path of the service.
After service restart or system reboot, it could
potentially allow an authorized local user to execute arbitrary code with
elevated privileges on the system.


C:\Users\hyp3rlinx>sc qc CVSLock
[SC] QueryServiceConfig SUCCESS

        TYPE               : 10  WIN32_OWN_PROCESS
        START_TYPE         : 2   AUTO_START
        ERROR_CONTROL      : 1   NORMAL
        BINARY_PATH_NAME   : C:\Program Files (x86)\cvsnt\cvslock.exe
        LOAD_ORDER_GROUP   :
        TAG                : 0
        DISPLAY_NAME       : CVSNT Locking Service
        DEPENDENCIES       :
        SERVICE_START_NAME : LocalSystem

Exploitation Technique:

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