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VMware Horizon (V4H/V4PA) desktop agent privilege escalation vulnerability (CVE-2017-4946)

The story of a privileged handle...

Context

As virtualization technology continues to become the corporate standard, the popularity of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) in large enterprises has been increasing. These automated environments can provision desktops and applications from the internal and external network on top of virtualization technology without an IT administrator’s input. There are many components involved in a VDI infrastructure, but one specifically caught our attention on a customer mandate back in September 2017: the Windows "vmwagent.exe".

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Topics: vulnerability, windows, enterprise, exploitation, pentest, privilege-escalation, Featured

Oracle PeopleSoft: still a threat for enterprises

In 2015, Alexey Tyurin from ERPScan presented at the Hack-In-The-Box Amsterdam conference [2][3] multiple attack vectors to defeat the widely used Oracle PeopleSoft (or PS) system. Many companies in various market verticals are relying on this massive and complex software to host confidential information about their employees, their students or even about the financial results of the company. Furthermore, many corporations are exposing this platform on the Internet, especially when relying on PS for career portals or student portals. A year later, I am still amazed to see publicly accessible systems or internal PeopleSoft deployments during our intrusion testing practice that are vulnerable to these common attack vectors. These deployments fail to deliver a useful result, putting the entire company workforce identity at risk. The following post will explain how to attack the PS_TOKEN, as well as describe our contributions to John the Ripper and oclHashcat in order to speed up the cracking process.

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Topics: threat, enterprise, oracle, password, peoplesoft