Humhub <= 0.10.0-rc.1 - SQL Injection Vulnerability

ID EDB-ID:35510
Type exploitdb
Reporter Jos Wetzels, Emiel Florijn
Modified 2014-12-10T00:00:00


Humhub <= 0.10.0-rc.1 - SQL Injection Vulnerability. CVE-2014-9528. Webapps exploit for php platform

                                            # Exploit Title: Humhub &lt;= 0.10.0-rc.1 SQL injection vulnerability
# Date: 08-12-2014
# Exploit Author: Jos Wetzels, Emiel Florijn
# Vendor Homepage:
# Software Link:
# Version: &lt;= 0.10.0-rc.1

The Humhub [1] social networking kit versions 0.10.0-rc.1 and prior suffer from an SQL injection vulnerability, which has now been resolved in cooperation with the vendor [2], in its notification listing functionality allowing an attacker to obtain backend database access. In the actionIndex() function located in "/protected/modules_core/notification/controllers/ListController.php" [3] a check is performed on the unsanitized $lastEntryId variable (which is fetched from the 'from' GET parameter) to see if it is greater than 0. However, since PHP uses type-unstrict comparisons and $lastEntryId isn't guaranteed to be an integer, this allows an attacker to prefix their string of choice with any number of integers (so that $lastEntryId gets treated as an integer during the comparison) such that the comparison evaluates to true and $criteria-&gt;condition is injected with the otherwise unsanitized $lastEntryId, which can be any SQL injection.

Proof of Concept: Performing the following request

	index.php?r=notification/list/index&from=999) AND (CASE WHEN 0x30&lt;(SELECT substring(password,1,1) FROM user_password WHERE id = 1) THEN 1 ELSE 0 END) AND (1=1

Allows an attacker to perform a binary search SQL injection. In addition, the SQL error handling of the function in question allows the attacker to perform a reflected Cross-Site Scripting attack.

Proof of Concept: Directing any user to the following link

	index.php/?r=notification/list/index&from=999) AND ("&lt;iframe src = 'index.php/?r=user/auth/logout'&gt;"=""

Will perform a CSRF attack against the target user.

It should be noted that the attack requires regular user-level authentication to the humhub system.

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