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Date: Sat, 9 Jul 2016 15:45:54 +0300
From: Alexander Korznikov <>
Subject: [FD] RCE by abusing NAC to gain Domain Persistence.


Hi there!
I want to share how to compromise whole enterprise network in less than ONE
minute :)

Let's begin... As security consultants, we often advice to our clients to
implement Network Access Control systems to prevent some nasty people to do
their nasty things...

This article is not about how to bypass Network Access Control systems, but
if you're interested, read this:
In two words, NAT can bypass almost everything and stay undetectable in
enterprise network.

So when somebody (huge organisations) implementing NAC in their network
environment, they are implementing a huge backdoor -  called NAC.

Let me explain some NAC logic:
1. Check for trusted MAC address.
2. Check installed components/registry keys in workstation via WMI
3. Check another stuff in workstation's NAC agent.

Wait for a second. How NAC will connect to a workstation to check (2)
Registry Keys via WMI?
Right. SMB Authentication with highly privileged account, in Domain Admin

Let's assume these:
1. We have a list of workstation's IPs gathered in passive reconnaissance
(wireshark for example)
2. We know which IP belongs to Domain Contoller.

Is something or someone can prevent me from performing SMB-Relay attack? NO!
On servers this will not work, because of SMB Signing option is required.

We take some workstation IP address, and while NAC is performing it's host
validation, we will relay SMB authentication to legitimate workstation.

It is trivial, but as result we are able to:
1. Reuse this authentication token and create a new Domain Admin account.
2. In case if this fails, we can create a local administrator account on
ANY workstation.
3. Extract credentials of ALL local users including local admins.
4. Gain full control of the corporate network, including Domain Admin

All this is done in less than ONE minute, before the port will be closed
(by NAC).

This issue was tested on several Network Access Control systems.

Alexander Korznikov & Viktor Minin

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