‘Winamp Web Interface Multiple Vulnerabilities’


Winamp Web Interface (Wawi) is ‘a nice open source plugin for Winamp which allows the remote administration of the media player through any web browser’. The Winamp Web Interface, WAWI for short, has been found to contain multiple vulnerabilities that would allow a remote attacker to overflow the internal buffers used by the product and cause it to read arbitrary file and display them.’


‘The information has been provided by Luigi Auriemma.
The original article can be found at: http://aluigi.altervista.org/adv/wawix-adv.txt


Vulnerable Systems:
 * Winamp Web Interface version 7.5.13 and prior

Buffer-overflow in FindBasicAuth
FindBasicAuth() is the function located in security.cpp which parses the Authorization HTTP field of the client’s request. Basically this function places, sequentially, the auth mode and base64 strings containing the username:password fields in the temp buffer of only 100 bytes and then decodes this string using the userpass buffer ever of 100 bytes. The operation is made through the GetAString() function which limits the strings at 255 chars.

http://localhost/browse then insert an username longer than 100 characters.

Browsing directory traversal
The Browse() function located in browse.cpp is used for showing the available files in a specific folder within the root directory. The function (as all the others in the program) checks the path received by the client using the GoodPath() function which verifies if exist risks caused by sequential dots and backslashes (like ..).

The problem here is that slashes are correctly converted in backslashes before the calling of this function but the hex slashes %2f aren’t allowing the browsing of any folder (files are limited by the extensions specified in the configuration) in the disk where is located the root directory.

As already said only browsing is possible, not downloading. The attacker needs the ‘Browse’ privilege for exploiting this bug.


Buffer-overflow in the browse, download and load functions
The Browse(), CControl::Download() and CControl::Load() functions are affected by some buffer-overflow caused by the creation of a string containing the root directory plus the path string received from the client using a buffer of only MAX_PATH bytes (260, the same size of the client string).

The attacker needs the required privileges related to the function he wants to exploit.


File extension check bypassing in file downloading
Wawi has also a check for allowing the dowloading of some types of files by the users with the ‘Download’ permission. In the ‘Music Collections’ section of the Wawi configuration we can find two switches for allowing the viewing or the downloading of the Winamp files and all the others.

CControl::Download() calls the IsWinampFile() function for checking if the requested filename is supported by Winamp and then allows the downloading if the related option has been selected.

A dot after the requested filename will allow an attacker with the ‘Download’ privilege to download any file of any extension located in the root directory.


Lucky path name
Any of the functions used for handling the files (like browsing, loading, downloading and so on) requires a backslash before the path or file name, like http://localhost/browse?path= If exists another folder or file which begins with the same name of the root directory is possible to use it instead of that of the configuration.

For example if the root directory is c:folder and the attacker use http://localhost/browse?path=2 he will browse c:folder2 if it exists, or he can also download the file c:folder2.mp3 ever if it exists.

The required privileges (and the usual luck!) are needed for exploiting this bug.’

Categories: Windows