DotDotPwn v3.0 [GuadalajaraCON 2012]


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DotDotPwn es una herramienta diseñada para automatizar el proceso de búsqueda de vulnerabilidades de Directory Traversal o Escalada de Directorios. Esta escrita en Perl. Permite auditar servicios de FTP, TFTP, HTTP, o cualquier aplicación web.

Ha sido incluida previamente en los repositorios de BackTrack. Actualmente se puede descargar de

Con DotDotPWN se han encontrado varias vulnerabildades en servers como:

MultiThreaded HTTP Server
Wing FTP Server v3.4.3
Yaws 1.89
Mongoose 2.11
VicFTPS v5.0
Home FTP Server vr1.11.1 (build 149)
TFTP Desktop 2.5
Actualmente contiene los siguientes módulos:
Payload (independiente del protocolo)
Los últimos cámbios incluyen lo siguiente:

Parámetro -X para utilizar el algorítmo de bisección para extraer la profundidad exacta de la vulnerabilidad de directory traversal encontrada.
Parámetro -M para especificar un método HTTP diferente de GET al utilizar el modulo de HTTP. Los métodos soportados son: POST, HEAD,COPY y MOVE.
Parámetro -e para especificar la extensión que se agregara al final de cada prueba. (ej. “.php”, “.jpg”, “.inc”).
Nuevos tipos de codificación de puntos y diagonales basado en:,_locale_and_Unicode y
En GuadalajaraCON, Alejandro Hernández (@nitr0us) y Christian Navarrete (@Chr1x) nos mostrarán los últimos avances en cuanto a la herramienta.


Guadalajara, Jalisco, México - 20 y 21 de abril del 2012

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DotDotPwn v3.0 [GuadalajaraCON 2012]

  1. 1. GuadalajaraCON 2012 ../../ DotDotPwn ! The Directory Traversal FuzzerAlejandro Hernández H. (nitrØus), CISSP, GPEN Christian Navarrete (chr1x), GiJOE<> <> http://chr1x.sectester.net
  2. 2. ../../ AGENDADotDotPwn  DescriptionIntroduction  Directory Traversal Vulnerability  (Intelligent) Fuzz TestingGeneral Information  Origin / Evolution  Design / Architecture  Usage options  Website / Contact  Download  ContributionsVulnerabilities  Discovered vulnerabilitiesTraversal Engine  Description  Resources  Fuzz patterns generation  Intelligent fuzzingModules  Description of each oneGreetings C
  3. 3. ../../ DotDotPwn and Pentest Magazine#DoDotPWN @PentestMag C
  4. 4. ../../ DotDotPwn and HackOSProximamente en…. C
  5. 5. ../../ DotDotPwnDescriptionREADME.txtIt’s a very flexible intelligent fuzzer to discover directory traversal vulnerabilities insoftware such as Web/FTP/TFTP servers, Web platforms such as CMSs, ERPs, Blogs, etc.Also, it has a protocol-independent module to send the desired payload to the host and portspecified. On the other hand, it also could be used in a scripting way using the STDOUTmodule. Its written in perl programming language and can be run either under *NIX orWindows platforms. It’s the first Mexican tool included in BackTrack Linux (BT4 R2). C
  6. 6. ../../ IntroductionDirectory Traversal Vulnerability A directory traversal (or path traversal) consists in exploiting insufficient security validation / sanitization of user-supplied input file names, so that characters representing "traverse to parent directory" are passed through to the file APIs. The goal of this attack is to order an application to access a computer file that is not intended to be accessible. Directory traversal is also known as the ../ (dot dot slash) attack, directory climbing, and backtracking. Some forms of this attack are also canonicalization attacks. A typical example of vulnerable application in php code is:Source: C
  7. 7. ../../ IntroductionDirectory Traversal Vulnerability An attack against this system could be to send the following HTTP request: Generating a server response such as:Source: C
  8. 8. ../../ IntroductionDirectory Traversal Vulnerability Some web applications scan query string for dangerous characters (to prevent Directory Traversal vulnerabilities) such as: .. .. ../ However, the query string is usually URI decoded before use. Therefore these applications are vulnerable to percent encoded directory traversal such as: %2e%2e%2f which translates to ../ %2e%2e/ which translates to ../ ..%2f which translates to ../ %2e%2e%5c which translates to .. etc.Source: C
  9. 9. ../../ IntroductionDirectory Traversal Vulnerability According to a study done by Imperva about Web Applications Attacks, the Directory Traversal vulnerability is one of the most common attacks nowadays (July 2011)Source: Imperva’s Web Application Attack Report. Edition #1 - July 2011 C
  10. 10. ../../ IntroductionFuzz Testing Fuzz testing or fuzzing is a software testing technique that provides (in)valid, unexpected, or random data to the inputs of a program. If the program fails (for example, by crashing or failing built-in code assertions), the defects can be noted. Fuzz testing enhances software security and software safety because it often finds odd oversights and defects which human testers would fail to find, and even careful human test designers would fail to create tests for.Source: C
  11. 11. ../../ IntroductionIntelligent Fuzz TestingSource: NDeMott, J. (2006). The evolving art of fuzzing.
  12. 12. ../../ IntroductionIntelligent Fuzz TestingSource: NDeMott, J. (2006). The evolving art of fuzzing.
  13. 13. ../../ IntroductionIntelligent Fuzz TestingSource: NDeMott, J. (2006). The evolving art of fuzzing.
  14. 14. ../../ General InformationOrigin / EvolutionCHANGELOG.txtDotDotPwn v1.0Release date: 21/Aug/2010  Checker Script  Core component: Traversal database (external .txt files) with 881 payloads  Based on Shlomi Narkolayev’s Directory Traversal Cheat Sheet  v2.1Release date: 29/Oct/2010 (BugCon Security Conferences 2010)  From Checker to Fuzzer  Rewritten from the scratch  Modular architechture (DotDotPwn packages)  Core component: Traversal Engine  OS detection (nmap)  A cool banner was included ;)  False positives detection  Many parameters included for fuzzing flexibility  More modules includedDotDotPwn v3.0betaRelease date: 03/Aug/2011 (Black Hat USA 2011 (Arsenal) - Conference CD)  Random User-Agent in HTTP requests  Operating System type specifier (if known)  Reporting capabilities C
  15. 15. ../../ General Information Design / Architecture INPUTS FUZZ PATTERNS OUTPUTS CREATION Modules manual OS type HTTP Traversal EngineOS detection HTTP URL ../../ .... ..%2f..%2f Deepness FTP ..%255c..%255c ..%c0%2f..%c0%2f ..%u2215..%u2215 TFTP ..%uF025..%uF025 ..%25c1%259c..%25c1%259c Filenames %252e%252e%c0%5c%252e%252e%c0%5c PAYLOAD STDOUT Dots & Slashes Encodings C
  16. 16. ../../ General InformationUsage optionsUSAGE.txt N
  17. 17. ../../ General InformationUsage optionsEXAMPLES.txt (one example per module) C
  18. 18. ../../ General InformationWebsite / ContactREADME.txtOfficial Website: http://dotdotpwn.sectester.netOfficial Email: dotdotpwn@sectester.netBugs / Contributions / Improvements: C
  19. 19. ../../ General InformationDownloadDotDotPwn v3.0beta:INCLUDED IN BLACK HAT USA 2011 CONFERENCE CDDotDotPwn v2.1:PacketStormSecurity: Linux 4 R2:# apt-get update# apt-get install dotdotpwn# cd /pentest/fuzzers/dotdotpwn/# ./dotdotpwn.plMirror: N
  20. 20. ../../ General InformationContributionsAUTHORS.txtContribution: IdeaImplementation of the Bisection Algorithm ( once a vulnerability has beenfound in order to determine the exact deepness of the directory traversal. Origin of -X switch.By: Roberto Salgado aka LightOS Idea and CodeNot always include the @Extra_files (e.g. web.config, httpd.conf, etc.). Origin of the -e switch.Specify the Operating System type if known ("windows" or "unix"). Origin of the -o switch.By: Eduardo Ruiz Duarte aka Beck CodeSave a results report into the Reports folder. Origin of the -r switch.Treatment of SIGINT in order to print the number of traversals found when Ctrl + C is pressed.Random User-Agent in HTTP requests for IDS/IPS detection avoidance.By: Diego Boy CodeRandom User-Agent in HTTP requests for IDS/IPS detection avoidance.By: Cristian Urrutia aka Gashnark N
  21. 21. ../../ General InformationTo Do Implementation of the Bisection Algorithm to determinethe exact deepness of the directory traversal.The bisection method in mathematics, is a root-finding method whichrepeatedly bisects an interval then selects a subinterval in which a root mustlie for further processing.Source: ../../../../../../../../../../../../../../../../etc/passwd (16) ../../../../../../../../etc/passwd (16/2 = 8) ../../../../../../../../../../../../etc/passwd ((8+16) / 2 = 12) ../../../../../../../../../../etc/passwd ((8+12) / 2 = 10) ../../../../../../../../../../../etc/passwd ((10+12) / 2 = 11) 5 requests instead of 11 ! N
  22. 22. ../../ VulnerabilitiesDiscovered vulnerabilities Tested software  HTTP: 72  Web platforms: 2 (CMS’s)  FTP: 25  TFTP: 11 C
  23. 23. ../../ VulnerabilitiesDiscovered vulnerabilities Examples of findings … C
  24. 24. ../../ VulnerabilitiesDiscovered vulnerabilitiesExploits MultiThreaded HTTP Server [chr1x] – Wing FTP Server v3.4.3 [chr1x] - VicFTPS v5.0 [chr1x] – TFTP Desktop 2.5 [chr1x] - TFTPDWIN v0.4.2 [chr1x] - Femitter FTP Server 1.04 [chr1x] - Home FTP Server <= r1.11.1 (build 149) [chr1x] - Yaws 1.89 HTTP Server [nitrØus] - Mongoose 2.11 HTTP Server (Win32) [nitrØus] - N
  25. 25. ../../ VulnerabilitiesDiscovered vulnerabilities 3.4.5 – 2nd Traversal found ! 3.4.3DotDotPwn iz Breaking Patches! 3.4.2 3.4.1 3.4.0 - 1st Traversal found ! ================= 56 days of exposure!! C
  26. 26. ../../ Traversal EngineDescription Traversal Engine ../../ .... ..%2f..%2f ..%255c..%255c ..%c0%2f..%c0%2f ..%u2215..%u2215 ..%uF025..%uF025 ..%25c1%259c..%25c1%259c %252e%252e%c0%5c%252e%252e%c0%5c N
  27. 27. ../../ Traversal EngineResources C
  28. 28. ../../ Traversal EngineResources N
  29. 29. ../../ Traversal EngineFuzz patterns generation N
  30. 30. ../../ Traversal EngineIntelligent Fuzzing At the beggining of this presentation … Then … N
  31. 31. ../../ Traversal EngineIntelligent Fuzzing  Fuzz patterns according to the Operating System detected (nmap) ../../../boot.ini on *NIX-like ../../../boot.ini on Windows ../../../etc/passwd on Windows ../../../etc/passwd on *NIX-like N
  32. 32. ../../ Traversal EngineIntelligent Fuzzing N
  33. 33. ../../ Traversal EngineIntelligent Fuzzing  Encoding of slashes (/) for the correct semantics in the fuzzing patterns ..%2f..%2fetc/passwd ..%2f..%2fetc%2fpasswd %2e%2e%c0%af%2e%2e%c0%afwindowssystem32driversetchosts %2e%2e%c0%af%2e%2e%c0%afwindows%c0%afsystem32%c0%afdrivers %c0%afetc%c0%afhosts N
  34. 34. ../../ Traversal EngineIntelligent Fuzzing N
  35. 35. ../../ ModulesHTTP #DotDowPwn #snort-2.8.4 - snort-2.9.x, and suricata alert tcp $EXTERNAL_NET any -> $HOME_NET $HTTP_PORTS (msg:"ET SCAN DotDotPwn User-Agent"; flow: established,to_server; content:"User-Agent|3A| DotDotPwn"; nocase; http_header; threshold: type limit, track by_src,count 1, seconds 60; classtype: attempted-recon; reference:url,; sid:yyyyyy; rev:1;) C
  36. 36. ../../ ModulesHTTP Additional verification to avoid false positives N
  37. 37. ../../ ModulesHTTP URL N
  38. 38. ../../ ModulesFTP N
  39. 39. ../../ ModulesFTP  Compliance with RFC 959 - File Transfer Protocol  Double testing approach:  CD <directory> & GET <file>  GET <directory><file> N
  40. 40. ../../ ModulesTFTP N
  41. 41. ../../ ModulesTFTP  A little hack in the module’s constructor to improve the testing speed (-t switch in DotDotPwn) N
  42. 42. ../../ ModulesPAYLOAD N
  43. 43. ../../ ModulesSTDOUT N
  44. 44. ../../ Upcoming release… DotDotPwn v4.0 …Stay tuned.
  45. 45. ../../ Greetings r1l0, b0rr3x, l1l1th, chipx0r, preth00nker, NataS, Darko, beck, Daemon, dex,Alination, Carlos Ayala, hkm, calderpwn, tr3w, hecky, raito, BelindoFan etc etc… Helga alt3kx :** Contributors GuadalajaraCON Crew #mendozaaaa CRAc, hkm, alt3kx, tr3w, beck, cldrn, LightOS, xScPx, Daemon, SirDarckCat,Rolman, Crypkey, KBrown, nediam, beavis, kaz, Carlos A. Ayala, corelanc0d3r,Héctor López, Raaka (el_gaupo), dex, Cj, preth00nker, Humberto Ochoa, ch0ks,ran, Federico L. Bossi Bonin, Bucio, javi3r, sunLevy, Zeus, etc… C/N
  46. 46. ../../ Funny time!
  47. 47. ../../ Thanks ! chr1x & nitrØus @ Solar Vision 3Alejandro Hernández H. (nitrØus), CISSP, GPEN Christian Navarrete (chr1x), ), GiJOE<> <> http://chr1x.sectester.net