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Digital Forensics Practitioners Take Note: MS DLL Hijacking

DLL Hijacking Issue Gets Out Of Band Fix / Work Around From Microsoft

Though not as simple to pull-off for the bad guys as today's drive-by hacking exploits; successful exploitation requires a user first be tricked into visiting an untrusted WebDAV server in the Internet Zone and then double-click on any type of file, this enables attackers to cause a malicious file to be executed on the user's PC.

Because this is not an enabler of traditional drive-by hacking, many dismissed the severity of this vulnerability. However, given the recent publication of a Microsoft Advisory, Insecure Library Loading Could Allow Remote Code Execution, an initial work around published last week and a new tool released just a few days ago that complements last week's workaround and makes it easier to implement, clearly this warrants our attention. With the broad range of software impacted this vulnerability has the potential to wreak havoc within the enterprise and admins are encouraged to implement the workaround using the new Microsoft tool to afford the necessary risk mitigation.

The issue potentially impacts more then 100 applications from Microsoft and third party software vendors. The list of reported vulnerable applications possibly impacted by the Microsoft DLL hijacking issue continues to grow:

* ArchiCad 13.00 (srcsrv.dll) — SeyFellaH

* Nokia Suite contentcopier (wintab32.dll) — nuclear

* Nokia Suite communicationcentre (wintab32.dll) — nuclear

* Sony Sound Forge Pro 10.0 (MtxParhVegasPreview.dll) — CCNA

* Camtasia Studio 7 (mfc90enu.dll, mfc90loc.dll) — p4r4n0id

* Media Player Classic v1.3.2189.0 (ehtrace.dll) — Nishant Das Patnaik

* Microsoft Help and Support Center (wshfra.dll) — HxH

* Microsoft Clip Book Viewer (mfaphook.dll) — Beenu Arora

* Real Player 1.1.5 Build 12.0.0.879 (wnaspi32.dll) — v3n0m

* SiSoftware Sandra (dwmapi.dll) — ALPdaemon

* SMPlayer v0.6.9 (wintab32.dll) — Alvaro Ovalle

* Winmerge v2.12.4 (MFC71ESN.DLL) — Alvaro Ovalle

* Steam Games (steamgamesupport.dll) — storm

* UltraISO Premium 9.36 .isz (daemon.dll) — Mohamad Ramadan

* wscript.exe (XP) (wshfra.dll) — Mohamed Clay

* Autodesk AutoCAD 2007 (color.dll) — xsploited securit.

* Daemon tools lite .mds (mfc80loc.dll) — Mohamed Clay

* Google Earth v5.1.3535.3218 .kmz (quserex.dll) — LiquidWorm — Verified

* Nullsoft Winamp 5.581 .cda (wnaspi32.dll) — LiquidWorm — Verified

* Media Player Classic 6.4.9.1 .mka (iacenc.dll) — LiquidWorm — Verified

* Corel PHOTO-PAINT X3 v13.0.0.576 .cpt (crlrib.dll) — LiquidWorm — Verified

* CorelDRAW X3 v13.0.0.576 .cmx .csl (crlrib.dll) — LiquidWorm

* Adobe ExtendedScript Toolkit CS5 v3.5.0.52 (dwmapi.dll) — LiquidWorm

* Adobe Extension Manager CS5 v5.0.298 (dwmapi.dll) — LiquidWorm

* Mozilla Thunderbird ( dwmapi.dll ) — h4ck3r#47

* Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 (rpawinet.dll) — sToRm

* Roxio MyDVD 9 (HomeUtils9.dll) — sToRm

* Windows Internet Communication Settings (schannel.dll) — ALPdaemon

* Microsoft Windows Contacts (wab32res.dll) — sToRm

* Adobe InDesign CS4 (ibfs32.dll) — Glafkos Charalamb.

* Cisco Packet Tracer 5.2 (wintab32.dll) — CCNA

* Nvidia Driver (nview.dll) — Encrypt3d.M!nd

* Adobe Illustrator CS4 (aires.dll) — Glafkos Charalamb.

* Adobe On Location CS4 (ibfs32.dll) — Glafkos Charalamb.

* Adobe Premier Pro CS4 (ibfs32.dll) — Glafkos Charalamb.

* Roxio Creator DE (HomeUtils9.dll) — sToRm

* Skype <= 4.2.0.169 (wab32.dll) — Glafkos Charalamb.

* Mediaplayer Classic 1.3.2189.0 (iacenc.dll) — Encrypt3d.M!nd

* TechSmith Snagit 10 (Build 788) (dwmapi.dll) - Encrypt3d.M!nd

* Ettercap NG-0.7.3 (wpcap.dll) — Teo Manojlovic

* Microsoft Group Convertor .grp (imm.dll) — Beenu Arora

* Safari v5.0.1 (dwmapi.dll) — Secfence

* Adobe Device Central CS5 (qtcf.dll) — Glafkos Charalamb.

* Microsoft Internet Connection Signup Wizard (smmscrpt.dll) — Beenu Arora

* InterVideo WinDVD 5 (cpqdvd.dll) — Beenu Arora

* Roxio Photosuite 9 (homeutils9.dll) — Beenu Arora

* Microsoft Vista BitLocker Drive Encryption (fveapi.dll) — Beenu Arora

* VLC Media Player (wintab32.dll) — Secfence

* uTorrent DLL Hijacking Vulnerabilities — Dr_IDE

* TeamMate Audit Management Software Suite (mfc71enu.dll) — Beenu Arora

* Microsoft Office Groove 2007 (mso.dll) — Beenu Arora

* Microsoft Address Book 6.00.2900.5512 (wab32res.dll) — Beenu Arora

* Microsoft Visio 2003 (mfc71enu.dll) — Beenu Arora

* avast! <= 5.0.594 license files (mfc90loc.dll) — diwr

* Adobe Photoshop CS2 (Wintab32.dll) — sToRm

* Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 <= 11.0 build 4909 (mfc90loc.dll) — diwr

* BS.Player <= 2.56 build 1043 (mfc71loc.dll) — diwr

* Adobe Dreamweaver CS4 (ibfs32.dll) — Glafkos Charalamb.

* TeamViewer <= 5.0.8703 (dwmapi.dll) — Glafkos Charalamb.

* Microsoft Windows 7 wab.exe (wab32res.dll) — TheLeader

* Opera v10.61 (dwmapi.dll) — Nicolas Krassas

* Microsoft Windows Movie Maker <= 2.6.4038.0 (hhctrl.ocx) - TheLeader

* Firefox <= 3.6.8 (dwmapi.dll) — Glafkos Charalamb.

* Windows Live Email (dwmapi.dll) — Nicolas Krassas

* Foxit Reader <= 4.0 pdf Jailbreak Exploit — Jose Miguel Espar.

* uTorrent <= 2.0.3 (plugin_dll.dll) — TheLeader

* Microsoft Power Point 2010 (pptimpconv.dll) — TheLeader

* Wireshark <= 1.2.10 (airpcap.dll) — TheLeader

* Notepad++ (SciLexer.dll) — Drisky

* Microsoft Power Point 2007 (pp4x322.dll) — monstream0

* Microsoft Visio 2010 v14.0.4514.1004 (dwmapi.dll) — LiquidWorm

* Microsoft Word 2007 (msapsspc.dll,schannel.dll, digest.dll, msnsspc.dll) — Secfence

* Microsoft Powerpoint 2007 (pp7x32.dll, pp4x322.dll, msapsspc.dll, schannel.dll, digest.dll, msnsspc.dll) — Secfence

* Tftpd32 version 3.35 (IPHLPAPI.DLL) — CCNA

* Microsoft ATL Trace Tool Build 10.0.30319.1 atltracetool8.exe dwmapi extention .trc — 0xjudd

* Windows Live! Messenger (Build => 14.0.8117.416) msgsres.dll Hijacking — ?xsploited security

* Active Perl v5.12.1 (wshenu.dll) — Xss mAn & germaya_x

* CATIA V5 R17 (hzs_lm.dll) — T.W.

* Autodesk AutoCAD 2007 (color.dll) — xsploited security

* Cool Edit Pro 2.0 (coolburn.dll) — Mi4night

* GOM Player 2.1.25.5015 (schannel.dll) — Mi4night

* MAGIX Music Studio 12 deluxe (playripla6.dll) — Mi4night

* Opera 10.61 (dwmapi.dll) — Mi4night

* TeamViewer 5 (dwmapi.dll) — Mi4night

* Windows Address Book (wab32res.dll) — Mi4night

* Java Version 6 Update 21 (schannel.dll) — Mi4night

* Windows Progman Group Converter (imm.dll) — Mi4night

* NetStumbler 0.4.0 (mfc71enu.dll)

* Windows Mail 6.0.6000.16386 (wab32res.dll) — Fishy Fish

* TeamViewer (TV.dll) — germaya_x pc

* Wireshark <= 1.2.10 (libintl-8.dll) — Infolookup

* Microsoft Windows Media Encoder 9 .prx (msxml.dll) — Venom23

* Notepad++ V5.4.5 Dll Hijack (SpellChecker.dll) — 41.w4r10r

* Windows 7 and Vista Backup Utility .wbcat (fveapi.dll) — Christian Heinrich

* Virtual DJ 6.1.2 .mp3 hdjapi.dll — Classity

* Atheros Client Utility dll Hijacking exploit (oemres.dll) — germaya_x

* Internet download manager dll Hijacking exploit (idmmkb.dll) — germaya_x

* Forensic Toolkit .ftk (MFC90DEU.DLL) — m1k3

* EnCase .endump (rsaenh.dll) — m1k3

* IBM Rational License Key Administrator .upd (IBFS32.DLL) — m1k3

* PGP Desktop 9.8 .pgp (credssp.dll) — m1k3

* Forensic CaseNotes .notes (credssp.dll) — m1k3

* Microsoft RDP .rdp (ieframe.dll) — 41.w4r10r

* pdf x viewer .pdf (wintab32.dll) — g3k

* Ultr@ VNC Viewer .vnc (vnclang.dll) — g3k

* Babylon v8.0.0.18 .txt (besextension.dll) — DataIran Security

* QtWeb v3.3 .htm, .xml (wintab32.dll) — Prashant Uniyal

(source of above list : http://www.exploit-db.com/dll-hijacking-vulnerable-applications/)