David Sopas – Web Security Researcher

logitech m185

18/03/19 Advisories , Hardware # , , , ,

Popular wireless Logitech mouse vulnerable to keystroke injection

One of the things that keeps me on the security path is the opportunity to learn new things each day.
After seing the new update on Bettercap – which supports HID (Human Interface Device) – I decided to read about it – specially on MouseJack keystroke injection attacks.

I went throught the affected devices list and didn’t have any on my own to test it. BUT I had a Logitech M185 wireless mouse which is very popular because… it’s cheap comparing to other models.

I grabbed the CrazyRadio dongle – which was waiting for better usage on my lab –  and put it into action.

I opened Bettercap and turn on the HID recon:

sudo bettercap -eval="net.recon off;hid.recon on"

After a while I detected my Logitech M185 and also other stuff:

Just to make sure it was really my device, I did a simple HID.sniff ADDR and pressed a few buttons. Don’t want to pop shells anywhere 🙂

Next, I created a simple DuckyScript to show the Windows calcultator on the desktop:


What we have so far:

  • Bettercap running with HID module on
  • Detected my Logitech M185 2.4Ghz mouse
  • Created the DuckyScript to use (ducky.txt)

The only thing missing is to inject our payload and see what happens:

hid.inject ADDR PT ducky.txt

You can see the end result of this proof-of-concept video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdPRYWkYarM

Don’t want to be a spoiler but… yeh it’s vulnerable 🙂

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