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Core Security - Corelabs Advisory
e107 CMS Script Command Injection
1. *Advisory Information*
Title: e107 CMS Script Command Injection
Advisory ID: CORE-2011-0810
Date published: 2011-10-24
Date of last update: 2011-10-24
Vendors contacted: e107
Release mode: Coordinated release
2. *Vulnerability Information*
Class: OS command injection [CWE-78]
Impact: Code execution
Remotely Exploitable: Yes
Locally Exploitable: No
CVE Name: CVE-2011-1513
3. *Vulnerability Description*
When the install script for e107 CMS has not been removed, an attacker
can "reinstall" the application using arbitrary parameters.
If the attacker puts a valid MySql server followed a semicolon and PHP
code, this will be executed when the config file gets requested.
This parameters are stored in the config file "e107_config.php".
4. *Vulnerable packages*
. e107 0.7.24
. Older versions are probably affected too, but they were not checked.
5. *Vendor Information, Solutions and Workarounds*
e107's team has issued patch for this issue in the revision 12375  of
its SVN repository. Also the development version of e107 was patched in
the revision 12376 
This vulnerability was discovered and researched by Matt Bergin and
The publication of this advisory was coordinated by Fernando Russ.
7. *Technical Description / Proof of Concept Code*
A possible value for the MySql parameter could be:
Then, when the e107_config.php page is requested like this
http://www.example.com/e107_config.php?cmd=id, the command id is going
to be executed.
8. *Report Timeline*
Technical details sent to the Vendor.
The e107 security team asks Core for a technical description
of the vulnerability.
Core sends the technical description of the vulnerability
The e107 security team reports that the vulnerability was fixed.
And is now live in the SVN for wider testing. (changeset 12375 and
Core provides the CVE for this vulnerability.
Advisory CORE-2011-0810 is published.
SVN reference to the patch for this issue in e107 (v0.7)
SVN reference to the patch for this issue in e107 (v0.8) (devel)
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