Merethis Centreon 2.3.1 Code Execution

Type packetstorm
Reporter Christophe de la Fuente
Modified 2011-11-08T00:00:00


                                            `Trustwave's SpiderLabs Security Advisory TWSL2011-017:  
Multiple Vulnerabilities in Merethis Centreon  
Published: 2011-11-04  
Version: 1.0  
Vendor: Merethis ( and  
Product: Centreon  
Version affected: 2.3.1 and prior  
Product description:  
Centreon is network supervision and monitoring tool that is based upon  
the Nagios open source monitoring engine. Centreon can be used as a  
Nagios GUI and it can provide such features as real time system  
monitoring, performance management and system management.  
Credit: Christophe De La Fuente of Trustwave SpiderLabs  
Finding 1: Remote Command Execution  
Centreon supervision and monitoring tool provided by Merethis permits  
remote code execution from the command help web page allowing an  
attacker to execute arbitrary commands in the context of the webserver  
hosting the application. Any account that has been granted the access  
to "Configuration > Nagios > Checks" is able to execute commands.  
The following Proof of Concept (PoC) executes the command  
'cat /etc/passwd':  
Finding 2: One-Way Hash Without a Salt  
The following code at lines 329-349 from  
shows the insertContactInDB() function inserting the MD5 or SHA1  
password hash in the database without using a salt:  
$rq = "INSERT INTO `contact` ( " .  
"`contact_id` , `timeperiod_tp_id` , `timeperiod_tp_id2` ,  
`contact_name` , " . "`contact_alias` , `contact_autologin_key` ,  
`contact_passwd` , `contact_lang` , `contact_template_id`, " .  
"`contact_host_notification_options` ,  
`contact_service_notification_options` , " . "`contact_email` ,  
`contact_pager` , `contact_comment` , `contact_oreon`,  
`contact_register`, `contact_enable_notifications` , " .  
"`contact_admin` , `contact_type_msg`, `contact_activate`,  
`contact_auth_type`, " . "`contact_ldap_dn`, `contact_location`,  
`contact_address1`, `contact_address2`, " . "`contact_address3`,  
`contact_address4`, `contact_address5`, `contact_address6`)" .  
"VALUES ( ";  
$rq .= "NULL, "; isset($ret["timeperiod_tp_id"]) && $ret["timeperiod_tp_id"]  
!= NULL ? $rq .= "'".$ret["timeperiod_tp_id"]."', ": $rq .= "NULL, ";  
isset($ret["timeperiod_tp_id2"]) && $ret["timeperiod_tp_id2"] != NULL ? $rq  
.= "'".$ret["timeperiod_tp_id2"]."', ": $rq .= "NULL, ";  
isset($ret["contact_name"]) && $ret["contact_name"] != NULL ? $rq .=  
"'".htmlentities($ret["contact_name"], ENT_QUOTES, "UTF-8")."', ": $rq .=  
"NULL, ";---isset($ret["contact_alias"]) && $ret["contact_alias"] != NULL ?  
$rq .= "'".htmlentities($ret["contact_alias"], ENT_QUOTES, "UTF-8")."', ":  
$rq .= "NULL, "; isset($ret["contact_autologin_key"]) &&  
$ret["contact_autologin_key"] != NULL ? $rq .=  
"'".htmlentities($ret["contact_autologin_key"], ENT_QUOTES)."', ": $rq .=  
"NULL, "; if ($encryptType == 1)  
isset($ret["contact_passwd"]) && $ret["contact_passwd"] != NULL ? $rq .=  
"'".md5($ret["contact_passwd"])."', ": $rq .= "NULL, ";  
else if ($encryptType == 2)  
isset($ret["contact_passwd"]) && $ret["contact_passwd"] != NULL ? $rq .=  
"'".sha1($ret["contact_passwd"])."', ": $rq .= "NULL, ";  
isset($ret["contact_passwd"]) && $ret["contact_passwd"] != NULL ? $rq .=  
"'".md5($ret["contact_passwd"])."', ": $rq .= "NULL, ";  
The combination of unsalted hashes and Finding 1 allows an attacker to  
recover passwords for all accounts. The following example illustrates  
this attack.  
The following php code will dump the hashes of all users:  
<?php require_once ("/etc/centreon/centreon.conf.php"); require_once "$classdir/centreonDB.class.php"; $p=new CentreonDB(); $r=$p->query("SELECT contact_passwd from"); while ($w=&$r->fetchRow()) {echo $w["contact_passwd"] . "<br>";} ?>  
To upload and execute this code on the server, one method is to convert  
the above php code to hexadecimal and use the remote code execution  
method outlined in Finding 1 to create a server-side php file. The  
length of the URL accepted in this case is limited, so the file must  
be broken into three parts. The following requests create the php  
file "test.php":  
Execution of http://example.domain/centreon/test.php will provide  
the unsalted hashes. Using rainbow tables, these passwords can be  
reversed, the time and size of rainbow table required dependent on  
the complexity of the passwords involved.  
Remediation Steps:  
Customers should upgrade to version 2.3.2 in order to remediate these  
Revision History:  
10/19/11 - Vulnerability Disclosed  
11/02/11 - Patch released  
11/04/11 - Advisory Published  
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