[Openswan Users] RE: EEYE: Microsoft ASN.1 Library Length Overflow Heap Corruption (fwd)

Paul Wouters paul at xtdnet.nl
Wed Feb 11 12:37:45 CET 2004

FYI. People running windows IPSEC should bug their vendor quickly.


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Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2004 09:16:40 +1100
From: Tim Eddy <eddyt at stgeorge.com.au>
Cc: BUGTRAQ at securityfocus.com, sd_wireless at yahoo.com
To: mmaiffret at eeye.com, tbird at precision-guesswork.com
Subject: RE: EEYE: Microsoft ASN.1 Library Length Overflow Heap Corruption


If we remove the default exemptions for Kerberos & RSVP from IPSEC with
the "NoDefaultExempt" registry key, this still passes IKE. Therefore is
IKE vulnerable to the ASN bug?


>>> "Marc Maiffret" <mmaiffret at eeye.com> 11/02/2004 7:47:29 am >>>
Yes, I am not sure what Microsoft did with the wording there that
to be misleading to at least a few people so far.

There is just as much, if not more, chance of people using this
vulnerability on server side applications as there is on client-side

For example we setup a totally IPSEC secured network and we broke into
that network via our ASN bug which is called by the Kerberos. We also
have written exploits that take advantage of ASN via NTLMv2
authentication. And the list goes on... How about evil ASN SSL CERTs?
Client or server? There is a menu a mile long for the avenues of
that this thing can be used for.

If your running, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows XP, or Windows
2003, you are 99.9999% positive to be vulnerable, regardless of what
your configuration might be. Don't try to guess if you have any of the
affected protocols or applications (lets not forget third party apps
using the MS ASN library), just install the patch. 

Client side, server side, world wide.

Marc Maiffret
Chief Hacking Officer
eEye Digital Security
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| -----Original Message-----
| From: Tina Bird [mailto:tbird at precision-guesswork.com] 
| Sent: Tuesday, February 10, 2004 12:41 PM
| To: Marc Maiffret
| Cc: Joe Blatz; BUGTRAQ at securityfocus.com 
| Subject: RE: EEYE: Microsoft ASN.1 Library Length Overflow 
| Heap Corruption
| On Tue, 10 Feb 2004, Marc Maiffret wrote:
| > This attack can be performed through various encryption 
| systems such 
| > as Kerberos and almost anything using CERTs... I am not sure about

| > Microsofts wording in their advisory.
| Microsoft also states that servers are likelier to be 
| attacked using this vulnerability than clients are, because 
| they're likelier to be decoding
| ASN.1 data.  But if the vulnerable code can be accessed via 
| LSASS.exe, doesn't that mean all systems are at risk?
| thanks for any info -- tbird
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