Paypal Account Deletion

2013-08-23T00:00:00
ID PACKETSTORM:122934
Type packetstorm
Reporter Cernica Ionut Cosmin
Modified 2013-08-23T00:00:00

Description

                                        
                                            `Title:  
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PayPal Bug Bounty #110 - Auth Bypass (Session) Vulnerability  
  
  
Date:  
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2013-08-21  
  
  
References:  
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http://www.vulnerability-lab.com/get_content.php?id=1056  
  
PayPal Security UID: oebaLK  
  
  
VL-ID:  
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1056  
  
  
Common Vulnerability Scoring System:  
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9.1  
  
  
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 4ñ9, 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 Homepage: www.paypal.com) [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PayPal]  
  
  
Abstract:  
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An independent vulnerability laboratory researcher discovered a Web Vulnerability in the PayPal QR Labs Service Web Application.  
  
  
  
Report-Timeline:  
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2012-04-27: Researcher Notification & Coordination (Cernica Ionut)  
2013-04-28: Vendor Notification (PayPal Inc Security Incident Team - Bug Bounty Program)  
2013-05-05: Vendor Response (PayPal Inc Security Incident Team - Bug Bounty Program)  
2013-08-20: Vendor Fix/Patch (PayPal Inc Developer Team - Bug Bounty Program Reward)  
2013-08-21: Public Disclosure (Vulnerability Laboratory)  
  
  
Status:  
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Published  
  
  
Affected Products:  
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PayPal Inc  
Product: PayPal Account Service Application 2013 Q2  
  
  
Exploitation-Technique:  
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Remote  
  
  
Severity:  
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Critical  
  
  
Proof of Concept:  
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The vulnerability can be exploited by remote attackers with low privilege paypal application user account and   
without user interaction. For demonstration or reproduce ...  
  
After testing the web application paypal.com I discovered that if you have an US account and the following page   
is visited (https://www.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/?&cmd=_bc-signup&channel=1&promo=503), you can add a new email from   
that page. The problem is even the e-mail you try to add to your account is already registered with paypal the   
new e-mail will be added into your account as unconfirmed.  
  
Delete any account on PayPal:  
After you added an existing email to your account if you go to the account profile an you delete the unconfirmed   
email, the original account will be deleted too.  
  
Auth Bypass:  
After you removed the account, you can make another one with same username with your desired password, but you will  
have no money and is not confirmed.  
  
video P.o.C.:  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Txj_uFYTVuo  
  
  
Solution:  
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2013-08-20: Vendor Fix/Patch (PayPal Inc Developer Team - Bug Bounty Program Reward)  
  
  
Risk:  
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The security risk of the session account auth bypass vulnerability is estimated as critical.  
  
  
Credits:  
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Independent Security Researcher – Cernica Ionut Cosmin (ionut.cernica@whit3hat.com)  
  
  
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