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AbsoluteTelnet 10.14 DLL Hijack Code Exec
[+] Credits: hyp3rlinx
[+] Website: hyp3rlinx.altervista.org
[+] Source: http://hyp3rlinx.altervista.org/advisories/ABSOLUTETELNET-DLL-HIJACK.txt
AbsoluteTelnet / SSH is a telnet and SSH client with SFTP file transfer for Windows.
DLL Hijack Code Execution
AbsoluteTelnet will execute arbitrary code via DLL "stauto32.dll" from CWD or if placed in certain locations... e.g. Desktop etc...
When AbsoluteTelnet installs it creates a shortcut in the start list under start run with an empty "Start" field under the properties for the shortcut.
If a user drags this shortcut to desktop or creates a new one, and DLL named "stauto32.dll" exists in this case on desktop. The DLL will be executed when
AbsoluteTelnet is run. Other scenarios may include connecting to or opening documents from a network share where an attacker has compromised that share.
Users should upgrade to version 10.15
1- create malicious DLL "stauto32.dll" place in Desktop
2- run vulnerable AbsoluteTelnet version from shortcut sent to desktop
3- arbitrary DLL code executed
Vendor Notification: Feb 23, 2016
Vendor confirms vulnerability
Vendor releases fixed version 10.15
March 20, 2016 : Public Disclosure
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