ActiveCollab 2.3.0 - Local File Inclusion Directory Traversal
============================================================ PAINSEC SECURITY RESEARCH GROUP SECURITY ADVISORY 2010-001 - Original release date: June 24th, 2010 - Discovered by: Jose Carlos de Arriba (dade (at) painsec (dot) com) - Severity: 10/10 (Base CVSS Score) ============================================================ I. VULNERABILITY ————————- ActiveCollab 2.3.0 Local File Inclusion / Directory Traversal (prior version hasn’t been checked so are probably vulnerable). II. BACKGROUND ————————- ActiveCollab is a non-free project management & collaboration tool that you can set up on your own server or local network. Work with your team, clients and contractors in an easy to use environment, while keeping full control over your data. III. DESCRIPTION ————————- ActiveCollab presents a Local File Inclusion / Directory Traversal vulnerability on its “module” parameter, due to an insufficient sanitization on user supplied data. A malicious user could get all the files in the web server, and also get all a shell in the system, in case of being able to write PHP code in any file that could be loaded through the “module” parameter (i.e Apache logs). IV. PROOF OF CONCEPT ————————- http://www.victim.com/active/index.php?action=DetailView&module=/../../../../../../../etc/passwd%00<http://www.victim.com/active/index.php?action=DetailView&module=/../..> V. BUSINESS IMPACT ————————- An attacker could get all files in the server or gain complete access. VI. SYSTEMS AFFECTED ————————- ActiveCollab 2.3.0 (prior version hasn’t been checked so are probably vulnerable). VII. SOLUTION ————————- Corrected VIII. REFERENCES ————————- http://www.activecollab.com http://www.painsec.com http://www.dadesecurity.com IX. CREDITS ————————- This vulnerability has been discovered by Jose Carlos de Arriba (dade (at) painsec (dot) com). X. REVISION HISTORY ————————- June 24, 2010: Initial release. XI. DISCLOSURE TIMELINE ————————- June 9, 2010: Discovered by Jose Carlos de Arriba (Dade). June 19, 2010: Vendor contacted including PoC. No response. June 20, 2010: Response from ActiveCollab developer confirming future fix. June 24, 2010: Vulnerability fixed on 2.3.1 version release. XII. LEGAL NOTICES ————————- The information contained within this advisory is supplied “as-is” with no warranties or guarantees of fitness of use or otherwise.