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CONTPAQi(R) AdminPAQ 14.0.0 - Unquoted Service Path



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# Exploit Title: CONTPAQi® AdminPAQ 14.0.0 - Unquoted Service Path
# Discovery by: Angel Canseco
# Discovery Date: 2022-01-16
# Software Link: https://www.contpaqi.com/descargas
# Tested Version: 14.0.0
# Vulnerability Type: Unquoted Service Path
# Tested on OS: Windows 10 pro x64 english
# Step to discover Unquoted Service Path:

C:\Users\test>wmic service get name, displayname, pathname, startmode |
findstr /i "Auto" | findstr /i "AppKeyLicenseServer_CONTPAQi"

Servidor de Licencias CONTPAQir    AppKeyLicenseServer_CONTPAQi
C:\Program Files (x86)\Compac\Servidor de
Licencias\AppkeyLicenseServer\AppKeyLicenseServer.exe        Auto

C:\Users\test>sc qc "AppKeyLicenseServer_CONTPAQi"
[SC] QueryServiceConfig SUCCESS

        TYPE               : 110  WIN32_OWN_PROCESS (interactive)
        START_TYPE         : 2   AUTO_START
        ERROR_CONTROL      : 1   NORMAL
        BINARY_PATH_NAME   : C:\Program Files (x86)\Compac\Servidor de
        LOAD_ORDER_GROUP   :
        TAG                : 0
        DISPLAY_NAME       : Servidor de Licencias CONTPAQi®
        DEPENDENCIES       :
        SERVICE_START_NAME : LocalSystem


A successful attempt would cause the local user to be able to insert their
code in the system root path undetected by the OS or other security
applications and elevate his privileges after reboot.
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