SonicWall Email Security 7.4.1.x Cross Site Scripting

Type packetstorm
Reporter Benjamin Kunz Mejri
Modified 2012-12-28T00:00:00


SonicWall Email Security 7.4.1.x - Persistent Web Vulnerability  
Common Vulnerability Scoring System:  
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The Vulnerability Laboratory Research Team discovered a persistent web vulnerabilities in the official Dell SonicWall Email Security ( Application.  
2012-11-18: Researcher Notification & Coordination  
2012-11-20: Vendor Notification  
2012-11-21: Vendor Response/Feedback  
2012-12-17: Vendor Fix/Patch (v7.4.2)  
2012-12-21: Public Disclosure  
Affected Products:  
Product: SonicWall - Email Security v7.4.1.7429  
A persistent input validation vulnerability is detected in the official Dell SonicWall Email Security ( Application.  
The vulnerability typus allows an attacker to inject own malicious script code in the vulnerable module on application side (persistent).  
The vulnerability is located in the Host Konfiguration > Einstellungen für CIFS-Bereitstellung > section when processing to request via  
the `Bereistellunge testen` module the bound vulnerable [Name des freigegebenen Laufwerks] [Benutzer-ID für Remoteanmeldung] [Kennwort für   
Remoteanmeldung] application parameters. The persistent injected script code will be executed directly out of the `system command failed`   
web application exception-handling.  
The vulnerability can be exploited with a low (restricted) privileged application user account and low or medium required user interaction.  
Successful exploitation of the vulnerability result in persistent session hijacking, persistent phishing, external redirect, external   
malware loads and persistent vulnerable module context manipulation.  
Vulnerable Section(s):  
[+] System > Host Konfiguration > Einstellungen für CIFS-Bereitstellung  
Vulnerable Module(s):  
[+] [Bereitstellung testen] - Exception Handling  
Vulnerable Parameter(s):  
[+] [Name des freigegebenen Laufwerks] [Benutzer-ID für Remoteanmeldung] [Kennwort für Remoteanmeldung]  
Proof of Concept:  
The persistent web vulnerabilities can be exploited by remote attackers with low privileged application user account & low required user inter action.  
For demonstration or reproduce ...  
Review: [Bereitstellung testen] - Exception Handling [System Command Failed]  
<div id="modalText" class="bubble_text">{ →">​​​​​<[PERSISTENT INJECTED SCRIPT CODE!]")" <="" }  
<br=""><[PERSISTENT INJECTED SCRIPT CODE!]>System command failed.</div>  
Review: settings_host_config.html  
<div id="contentSection">  
<div style="border-radius: 10px 10px 10px 10px; display: none;" id="modalBubble" class="warning_bubble_content">  
<div id="modalTitle" class="bubble_title">Aktualisieren.</div>  
<div id="modalText" class="bubble_text">{ → "><[PERSISTENT INJECTED SCRIPT CODE!];)" <="" }<br="">  
<[PERSISTENT INJECTED SCRIPT CODE!]>System command failed.</div>  
To patch/fix the persistent web vulnerabilities parse the exception-handling output parameter listing.  
Restrict the input fields (parameters) and disallow special chars and obviously forbidden strings.  
2012-12-17: Vendor Fix/Patch (v7.4.2)  
Note: The vulnerability has been addressed by sonicwall in december 2012.   
Sonicwall provids all the customers an upgrade/update to version 7.4.2.   
The security risk of the persistent web vulnerabilities are estimated as medium(+).  
Vulnerability Laboratory [Research Team] - Benjamin Kunz Mejri (  
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