Shopify: Arbitrary read on s3://shopify-delivery-app-storage/files

ID H1:94087
Type hackerone
Reporter brakhane
Modified 2015-10-20T20:27:10



An attacker is able to read arbitrary files from the delivery app storage if the bucket key is known to him.


1) The victim uploads a.png to a product his shop located at 1a) The file is stored at s3://shopify-delivery-app-storage/files/ 2) The attacker uploads b.png to a product in his shop (location irrelevant) and changes the 'attachment[filepath]' parameter from "b.png" to "b.png/../../../../files/" in the initial call to /attachments. 3) The attacker will now go ahead an generate a manual download link for his newly created attachment 3a) When he visits the generated manual download link the site will state "b.png/../../../../files/" as the file name 3b) When the attacker proceeds to press the download button he'll get a working link to get a.png from the victim.

What's wrong here

The attacker is able to craft the bucket key in a way to use path traversals (and possibly other wired things related to AWS S3 key names) to get files he shouldn't have access to.

How it should be

In an ideal world the delivery app should control 100% of the bucket key name to make sure no harm can be done by attacks like this. This could be achieved by having a mapping from uploaded_filename to actual_key_in_s3 (is there a way to tell S3 how the downloaded file should be named?).


In my book this is fraud and shouldn't be there ;) You might consider the approach to control 100% of the bucket key to rule an entire class of bugs/vulnerabilities here out as filtering of the filename is tricky and will probably fail (now or in the near feature, who knows what S3 offers as a neat new 'feature' in the future). Also there are just too many variants on how things could get wrong, what comes to mind is: Encoding interpretation failures on the app side, hidden/not well documented features on the AWS side,...