Today we’ll be studying “egg hunters” as of part 4 of the FuzzySecurity tutorials. Basically this technique is useful when the buffer remaining for your shell code is too small to do anything useful. So far we’ve been lucky and we had huge buffers to inject the shell code, but some time, you may be left with a couple of bytes only. With a “egg hunter”, instead of storing your shell code, you store a small function that will look for “magic bytes” in memory. Your shell code somewhere else in executable memory and tagged with these “magic bytes” so that your egg hunter finds it and executes it. Pretty straight forward.
Exploiting Kolibri Web Server
So my goal today was to test out the egg hunter example from the tutorial. However I got cocky and try to exploit the web server by smashing SEH rather than a normal buffer overflow. Everything went fine until I had to call the address containing the POP-POP-RET.
The problem I’m running into is when looking for a “POP POP RET”, all the results are within Kolibri.exe, and all addresses starts with a null byte, i.e. “\x08\x89\x51\x00”. That means our payload will terminate at the null byte. I thought this wouldn’t be much of a problem, since [SEH] is an address anyway, the only difficulty would be that I may have to put the payload in the buffer prior to the [nSEH], and have a short jmp into the buffer placed into the [nSEH]. Now for some reason, it seems that SEH catches the exception, but never jumps to my POP-POP-RET address; it just terminates the program.
So I got stuck here for today. More to follow tomorrow
nseh = "B"*4
seh = "\x08\x89\x41\x00"
smash = "A"*1667 + nseh + seh + "D"*325
httpRequest = (
"HEAD /" + smash + " HTTP/1.1\r\n"
"User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; he; rv:22.214.171.124) Gecko/20101026 Firefox/3.6.12\r\n"
httpSocket = socket.socket(socket.AF_INET, socket.SOCK_STREAM)