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Patch WSL's bash.exe to execute arbitrary Linux executables from the WSL filesystem
#!/usr/bin/env python3
import sys
import argparse
OFFSET = 0xc0e0
# Not at all sure about the max length of the binary path to be started but
CONTENT = b'/\x00b\x00i\x00n\x00/\x00b\x00a\x00s\x00h'
def find_offset(binary):
for i in range(0, len(binary)):
if binary[i:i+len(CONTENT)] == CONTENT:
return i
return -1
def check_offset(binary):
orig = binary[OFFSET:OFFSET+len(CONTENT)]
return orig == CONTENT
def stob(val):
val = val.encode('ascii')
ret = bytearray()
for i in range(0, LENGTH):
if (i != 0 and i % 2 == 1) or i >= 2 * len(val):
ret += b'\x00'
if i % 2 == 0:
ret += val[i // 2].to_bytes(1, byteorder=sys.byteorder)
assert len(ret) == LENGTH
return ret
def parse_args(argv):
parser = argparse.ArgumentParser(description='''Patch Windows Subsystem for Linux\'s bash.exe to be able run any
Linux executable file present in the WSL container.''')
parser.add_argument('binary', type=argparse.FileType('rb'),
help='Path to the original WSL bash.exe')
parser.add_argument('path', type=str,
help='New path to be applied to the binary')
parser.add_argument('-o', '--output', type=str, default='launcher.exe',
help='Where to output the newly created binary')
return parser.parse_args()
def main(argv, argc):
args = parse_args(argv)
print("Opened '%s' for reading" %
content = bytearray(
offset = OFFSET if check_offset(content) else find_offset(content)
if offset != -1:
print('Found valid char sequence at %s' % hex(offset))
print('ERROR: Unable to find valid char sequence. Cannot continue!')
if 2 * len(args.path) >= LENGTH:
print('ERROR: value to be patched in is too long. must not exceed %d characters' % (LENGTH // 2))
print('Patching file and writing to \'%s\'... ' % args.output, end='')
content[offset:offset+LENGTH] = stob(args.path)
with open(args.output, 'wb') as f:
print('wrote %d bytes' % f.tell())
if __name__ == '__main__':
main(sys.argv, len(sys.argv))
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