OpenWrt/LEDE Project

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  • Task Type Bug Report
  • Category Base system
  • Assigned To No-one
  • Operating System All
  • Severity High
  • Priority Very Low
  • Reported Version All
  • Due in Version Undecided
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Attached to Project: OpenWrt/LEDE Project
Opened by delikely - 15.01.2020

FS#2739 - Arbitrary File Creation

There is no restriction on the path of the system log file(logread),which lead to overwritten important file,such as /etc/passwd. if /etc/passwd was overwritened,it will cause a denial of service. when a router was infected, The only way to fix is flash firmware.

In the background, function External Linkstart_service_file will deal the system logging request and use logread` to save log in specified file.

            PIDCOUNT="$(( ${PIDCOUNT} + 1))"                                          
            local pid_file="/var/run/logread.${PIDCOUNT}.pid"                         
            [ "$2" = 0 ] || {                                                         
                    echo "validation failed"                                          
                    return 1                                                          
            [ -z "${log_file}" ] && return                                            
            mkdir -p "$(dirname "${log_file}")"                                       
            procd_set_param command "$PROG" -f -F "$log_file" -p "$pid_file"          
            [ -n "${log_size}" ] && procd_append_param command -S "$log_size"         


1. set the path of sustem log and buffer size

In System → logging page,System log buffer sizeset to 1KiB ,Write system log to file set to /etc/passwd. At the end , clicking “Save & Apply” button.

2. reboot or wait a moment

In order to produce some log to overwriten /etc/passwd , it need to reboot OpenWrt (the fasest way ) or wait a monent.

3. result

Denial of service: the LuCi web page display “Dad Gateway”. the same time , the internet was offline.


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