Password Manager Pro SQL Injection

Type packetstorm
Reporter Pedro Ribeiro
Modified 2014-11-09T00:00:00


This is part 7 of the ManageOwnage series. For previous parts, see [1].  
Today we have a blind SQL injection in Password Manager Pro (PMP) that  
can be abused to escalate privileges for a low privileged user (like a  
guest) to the "super administrator". Using our new powers we can then  
dump the whole password database in cleartext.  
Unlike in part 6, this time ManageEngine have been responsible and  
released an update. It actually took them less than a month to fix it  
- so props to the PMP development team.  
I have also produces a Metasploit module that performs the injection,  
escalates privileges and dumps the password database. It has been  
proposed for merging and hopefully should be integrated in the next  
few days:  
Details and full advisory text is below. A copy of this advisory can  
be obtained from my repo [2].  
>> Authenticated blind SQL injection in Password Manager Pro / Pro MSP  
>> Discovered by Pedro Ribeiro (, Agile Information Security  
Disclosure: 08/11/2014 / Last updated: 08/11/2014  
>> Background on the affected products:  
"Password Manager Pro (PMP) is a secure vault for storing and managing  
shared sensitive information such as passwords, documents and digital  
identities of enterprises."  
>> Technical details:  
PMP has a SQL injection vulnerability in its search function. A valid  
user account is required to exploit the injection, however a low  
privileged guest account is enough.  
The application uses different database backends by default depending  
on its version: versions < 6.8 use the MySQL backend and versions >=  
6.8 use PostgreSQL. Single quotes are escaped with backslashes at the  
injection point, but this can be somewhat avoided by double escaping  
the slashes (\\'). In addition, injected strings are all modified to  
uppercase. These two unintended "protections" make it difficult to  
exploit the injection to achieve remote code execution.  
However the injection can be abused in creative ways - for example to  
escalate the current user privileges to "Super Administrator", which  
has access to all the passwords in the system in unencrypted format.  
This can be achieved by injecting the following queries: "update  
AaaAuthorizedRole set role_id=1 where account_id=<userId>;insert into  
ptrx_superadmin values (<userId>,true);".  
A Metasploit module has been released that creates a new "Super  
Administrator" account and exports PMP's password database in CSV  
format. All passwords are exported unencrypted.  
Vulnerability: Blind SQL injection in SEARCH_ALL parameter (multiple  
pages affected)  
Constraints: authentication needed (guest / low privileged user account)  
POST /  
Affected versions: Unknown, at least v7 build 7001 to vX build XXX  
POST /  
POST /  
Affected versions: Unknown, at least v6.5 to vX build XXX  
COUNT=1&USERID=1&SEARCH_ALL=<injection here>  
>> Fix:  
Upgrade to version 7.1 build 7105