Monthly Archives: January 2017

A theme pack to system privilege

Update: Huawei has assigned CVE-2017-2692, CVE-2017-2693


Download this theme pack, pwned with system shell?

Android users may be familiar with theme packs, which is a major advantage for Android over iOS. Two years ago we conducted a cooperation project with Huawei for digging vulnerabilities in Huawei’s EMUI3.1 and 4.0, with some vulnerabilities discovered, which of course had already been reported during the cooperation project and fixed.

Some of these bugs are quite interesting though, so I’d like to share it in a series of blogs. This blog will cover a vulnerability which can be initiated from both local and remote to get system privilege via malicious theme packs. If you download and install such a specially-crafted malicious theme from a third party channel, you will get pwned.

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A theme to system in EMUI

装了这个主题包,就被拿system shell?

各位Android用户一定对主题包不陌生,这应该是Android相对于iOS可定制化的一大优势。 说到主题包,各位会想到什么?这个?


好了又跑题了,下面是正文。两年前,我们对EMUI3.1&4.0做了一次漏洞挖掘合作项目,发现了一些问题,都已通过该合作项目报给了华为并得到了修复。 其中有些漏洞的挖掘和利用过程还是很有意思的,在这里总结成系列文章分享给大家。下面介绍的是一个通过下载安装恶意主题远程和本地均可以发起攻击拿到system权限的漏洞。在第三方渠道下载安装了这样一个特定构造的主题,手机就会被拿到system权限。

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Racing for everyone: descriptor describes TOCTOU,苹果iOS/OSX内核中的新型漏洞

Racing for everyone: descriptor describes TOCTOU,苹果iOS/OSX内核中的新型漏洞

这篇文章是关于我们在苹果内核IOKit驱动中找到的一类新攻击面。之前写了个IDA脚本做了个简单扫描,发现了至少四个驱动都存在这类问题并报告给了苹果,苹果分配了3个CVE(CVE-2016-7620/4/5), 见。 后来我和苹果的安全工程师聊天,他们告诉我他们根据这个pattern修复了十多个漏洞,包括iOS内核中多个可以利用的漏洞。


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Racing for everyone: descriptor describes TOCTOU in Apple's core

Racing for everyone: descriptor describes TOCTOU in Apple’s core

This blog post is about a new type of vulnerabilities in IOKit I discovered and submitted to Apple in 2016. I did a brief scan using a IDA script on MacOS and found at least four bugs with 3 CVEs assigned (CVE-2016-7620/4/5), see I was told afterwards that there’re even more issues of this type on iOS’/OSX’s IOKit drivers and fortunately Apple fixed them also.

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